We are growing our team of consultants and have vacancies at Research Consultant, Consultant and Senior Consultant level. You should have experience of economic and social research, preferably in a commercial environment, and have experience of building lasting client relationships.
As a member of our team you would work on a wide range of commissions, including socio-economic assessments, area based economic development strategies, project development work and project appraisals.
For the Research Consultant/Consultant post you should have a good honours degree (and ideally a post-graduate qualification) in economics, social geography, politics or town planning as well as previous economic development consultancy or research experience. This will ideally include experience of economic impact assessment, strategy and bid development, as well as familiarity with socio-economic datasets. Strengths in statistical work, including analysing and presenting quantitative data are a must as are good organisational skills, and excellent IT skills.
We are looking for individuals who are committed to a career in our industry: self-starters who are flexible, work well in a team, have excellent written and oral communication skills and can effectively manage their time to work on multiple commissions at any one time.
As a Senior Consultant you will have at least 5 years professional experience in the relevant field, and have consultancy experience. Your expertise will cover all aspects of economic development, with an understanding and appreciation of government economic policy, learning and skills policy and urban and rural regeneration policy and initiatives. You will have excellent social research skills, both qualitative (focus groups, consultations with individuals and businesses, survey design) and quantitative (economic impact analysis, large scale survey analyses) and experience of evaluation and appraisal of projects and programmes. Contributing to the work winning capability of the office also forms a key part of the role.
We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills. Being able to effectively manage clients and liaise with Office Directors and junior staff is a key requirement as is experience of project management and running projects to time and to budget.
We envisage these positions being full-time, based in our Manchester or Glasgow city centre offices.
To apply, please send us a CV with a covering letter stating the position and location you are interested in to email@example.com