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The Social Change Agency
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Published 13 days ago

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for a Consultant who wants to be part of a growing organisation that makes impactful social change. We keep the leadership of people with experience of social issues at the heart of that change - it’s an important value of ours and expect our team to share this value. 

We’re not your typical consultants. We meet our clients where they are at and co-create innovative solutions with them to help increase their social impact. Typically we work with organisations across the UK and Europe on innovation, systems change, strategy development, governance, network development and management, research and evaluation, and training (this is not an exhaustive list!). We are never dogmatic about our approaches and the team comes with a wide range of expertise in all aspects of change. We are methodologically diverse in co-creating responses to the challenges faced by our clients, and welcome a diversity of perspectives on the many ways that change is made.

The Consultant will be an integral part of the consultancy team, managed by and working closely with the Senior Consultant, and providing support to the rest of the team and our clients. As well as leading a handful of projects, you will be supporting the Senior Consultant and Head of Consultancy to deliver large, high quality projects for our clients. You will be comfortable with complexity, co-creation and have curiosity for the intricacies of how social change happens. But also bring an analytical approach, attention to detail and an excellent writing style. 

Your skills and experience

Client & Project Management: Experience working with clients or partners in a collaborative and flexible way. Clients come to us with challenges that require agile and iterative processes. You must be able to balance strong relationships with clients, flexibility to react to emerging challenges, and all within the constraints of resources available. 

Facilitation: Demonstrable facilitation experience. You will be comfortable facilitating workshops and spaces, and have a collaborative style which is able to accommodate a range of audiences. 

Team collaboration: You will be comfortable working with a team in a collaborative way, supporting colleagues and being actively engaged in the development and growth of the team. 

Varied approach to social change: You will have a broad understanding of the different ways social change can be made, with a demonstrable understanding of a variety of approaches to social change (movements, network, community organising, asset based community development, and beyond). An interest in or experience of governance is desirable.

You will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in a social change setting. You should be used to working with and/or overseeing multidisciplinary projects, and confident serving as a SCA representative with clients and stakeholders, including mid to senior leadership of foundations, local authorities, NGOs, and/or corporations. 

Our clients work with us to grow their impact/network/movements so an understanding of social change and/or social movements is needed. Of course we will give you full training in our own methodologies. We work with many organisations operating within the charity sector, so a broad overview of the sector and its limitations is useful. This must be balanced with a good business sense for effective delivery of consultancy services and sustainability.

You will typically be working on 4-6 clients/projects at any one time, we are in a period of growth and flux so you must be ready for the messy, passionate, and interconnected world that is social change and a growing business. 

What you’ll be doing...

Project Delivery and Client Management - 70%

  • Delivery of consultancy projects in line with your skills and experience, as agreed with the Head of Consultancy and Senior Consultant. 
  • With support and oversight from the Head of Consultancy or Principal Director as appropriate, managing the delivery of small consultancy projects. 
  • Managing the relationship with clients of small consultancy projects, coordinating set up, delivery, and final reporting with the delivery team, and escalating any risks and changes or contractual decisions to SMT.
  • Supporting wider projects where your skills and experience contribute to the success of the project, including participating in the drafting of reports and presenting the draft to the lead consultant as appropriate.
  • Ensure that information related to the delivery of services is stored and shared appropriately.

Consultancy Team Support - 20%

  • Leading on the delivery of specific parts of programmes as required 
  • Provide support to members of the consultancy team delivering projects such as development of project plans, fieldwork task schedules, scheduling and preparing for workshops and interviews, gathering documentation, and liaising with client staff
  • Report writing that can incorporate qualitative and quantitative research and/or communicates a summary of our work for both our clients and for SCA promotional communications 
  • Facilitation of external and internal workshops and meetings as required 
  • Research related to best practice and other needs of clients as instructed by the consultancy team and clients.
  • Communicate with the Marketing Officer as and when needed to ensure they have what they need to communicate our services effectively.

Strengthening the business & personal development - 10%

  • Identify and make recommendations to improve work processes as applicable.
  • Support internal activities and the development of the wider team that contribute to The Social Change Agency’s overall mission and strategy. 
  • Provide support as required to the success of the team.
  • Work with your line manager to ensure that you are growing and developing your skills. 

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for a Consultant who wants to be part of a growing organisation that makes impactful social change. We keep the leadership of people with experience of social issues at the heart of that change - it’s an…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 4, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

Up to $30,000

Benefits

Holiday:  22 days plus bank holidays. We close the office in the days between Christmas and New Years - this time is paid for all staff and is in addition to your annual leave entitlement.

Additional Paid Time Off: We offer 2 days paid voluntary time off, encouraging all staff to serve as trustees or any equivalent voluntary positions to contribute to their communities 

Health Assured Service: The health and wellbeing of our staff is very important to us. We offer all of our staff access to the Health Assured wellbeing service, which offers a 24 hour support line, structured counselling with external support, and a bank of online resources such as webinars and articles tailored towards health and wellbeing for both you and the members of your family.  

Holiday:  22 days plus bank holidays. We close the office in the days between Christmas and New Years - this time is paid for all staff and is in addition to your annual leave entitlement…

Level of Language Proficiency

Fully proficient in English reading, writing and speaking.

Fully proficient in English reading, writing and speaking.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near London, England, United Kingdom
Associated Location
237 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9NG, UK

How to Apply

Applications will close on Wednesday 4th August at 12 noon. 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August. 

To apply please fill out this application form. Please note that CVs, cover letters, and/or copies of the question outline will not be considered. 

Applications will close on Wednesday 4th August at 12 noon. 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th August. 

To apply please fill out this application form. Please…

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