Organisation: The Social Innovation Partnership
Job title: Consultant / Principal Consultant
Contract: Permanent, following successful completion of a 6 month probationary period
Salary: £30-£38,000 at Consultant level; £38-47,000 at Principal Consultant level p/a dependent on experience
Other benefits: Uncapped profit share bonus calculated and paid quarterly upon successful completion of the probationary period. 33 days leave p/a (including UK Bank Holidays and mandatory office closure period between 25 December and first working day following the New Year public holiday). Pension scheme (2% employer contribution, increasing to 3% in April 2019).
Reports to: Head of Delivery and Impact/Head of People and Operations
Hours: 40 hours per week full time. Consideration will be given to part-time working, flexible working and job share requests
Location: TSIP offices in central London (Victoria) with occasional travel to client sites / remote working
The Social Innovation Partnership (TSIP) is a socially-focused consultancy.
We work across sectors and combine capabilities in strategy consulting, service design, and impact measurement. We support clients at every stage of the journey towards delivering social impact – from understanding what is needed, to designing, piloting and scaling up solutions, through to evaluating the results and using them to improve future efforts.
Our values inform our work and guide us daily:
1. Action: We turn ideas into action. Theory is all very well, but it needs to translate into real change. We are uncompromising about the need for our work to have immediate practical value to our clients.
2. Honesty: We act as a critical friend. The urgency for social change demands honesty. We deliver frank and often tough messages when others might not, to challenge our clients and the wider sector to do better.
3. Energy: We energise creative thinking. Innovation is the surest way to thrive in today’s complex and connected world. Unlike a conventional consultancy, we actively engage and challenge our clients to think creatively about their work.
4. Quality: We pursue excellence in everything that we do. We set and maintain high standards, because we are as passionate as our clients about social change. We learn from our mistakes to continually improve what we do.
5. Purpose: We work only where we can make a significant impact. Deep social change will require leaders to show the way. We partner with impactful organisations that share our vision of a more sustainable and dynamic sector.
About the role
You will help to plan, deliver and manage TSIP projects, working across our service areas:
- Evaluation and learning partnerships: We support our clients to better understand and improve their work, through process, economic and impact evaluations and learning partnerships. We take a theory-based approach to evaluation and advocate for the use of theories of change. We act as a critical friend and support our clients to take a reflective and developmental approach to their work.
- Strategy and design: We support our clients to develop new strategies for their work and to design systems and programmes that can help them to achieve their aims. We see value in co-production and user involvement. We facilitate co-design processes for social programmes.
- Research and analysis: We support our clients to better understand the issues they work on and the people they work with, using a range of primary and secondary research methods. We conduct interviews and focus groups and administer surveys. We also conduct desk-based market research and evidence reviews. We take a rigorous approach to qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
- Programme delivery: We support our clients to deliver work and to act on our recommendations by providing practical support through implementation and by taking on a project management role. We also deliver our own grant-funded programmes. Currently this work is focused on enabling civil society participation in government decision-making and developing technology to support rough sleepers.
- Workshop facilitation and training: We support our clients to build capacity in our areas of expertise through practical training session and enable diverse stakeholders to engage with social programmes and policy through workshops. We also facilitate C-suite level meetings directly including AGMs and Board sessions.
At Consultant level, key responsibilities will include:
- Day-to-day project management and delivery
- Acting as our clients’ main point of contact - liaising with them and keeping them up to date on our progress
- Assigning work to other team members and providing constructive feedback
- Preparing proposals for clients and planning our response to invitations to tender
At Principal Consultant level, key responsibilities will include:
- Day-to-day project management and delivery for complex and high value projects
- Leading complex client proposals and representing TSIP at pitch sessions
- Helping to develop and refine our product offer
- Coaching and supporting other team members to deliver work
- Line management for Analysts and Interns
Who we are looking for
We are looking to recruit someone with:
- Previous work experience (ideally in consulting)
- Prior experience of managing/delivering projects
- Prior experience of managing/delivering multiple projects simultaneously
- A passionate interest in social issues
- Relevant expertise across our core competencies at the relevant level (see full job packs for more detail)
- Expertise in at least one of our service areas (e.g. you could be particularly skilled in impact evaluation or programme management or facilitating workshops, etc)
As well as a desire to:
- Join a small and growing team
- Work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
- Work on varied projects and learn new skills
We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have been affected by social issues and are now interested in addressing them as well as people with prior experience of working on employment policies or programmes. However, these are not essential requirements.
Find out more
Click on the links below to access the full job packs, which contain more detail about each role.
The deadline for applications is the 14th of May 2018. However, we are keen to appoint as soon as possible and may appoint before the deadline if we find a suitable candidate.