If you share our passion for making the efforts, energy and resources of charities have a greater impact, then this is the right place for you. Below are all our current opportunities for you to help us build a more effective charity sector. Please note: We reserve the right to close these vacancies prior to the application deadline once a sufficient number of applications have been received. 

Senior Consultant

Job reference: SC01

About NPC

NPC is the leading, independent consultancy and think tank for the UK social sector, working with charities, philanthropic funders and policymakers to achieve the greatest possible social impact for the people, places and causes that need it.

We are recruiting two Senior Consultants to join our busy and dynamic Data & Learning team which focuses on helping the charity sector to make the best possible use of data and evidence. Read a summary of our aims.

Our work is highly regarded in the sector, and we work with a range of clients including charities of all sizes, grant-making trusts, corporates, government, and philanthropists. This is an exciting opportunity if you have a passion for strategy and for making the social sector more effective.

About the role

You will work with a team of experienced consultants to deliver consulting projects for charities and funders. Often this involves working with organisations to think about what they want to achieve and develop approaches to evaluate their effectiveness. NPC works across the UK voluntary sector, so you will get to work on a wide variety of topic areas and organisations, on both large and small projects.

We would also encourage you to contribute to NPC’s think tank work, for example by writing blogs, reports and delivering presentations to external audiences.

The ideal candidates have relevant experience in a consulting or research role in professional services, public policy or the third sector. You also have good research and analysis skills and are able to work flexibly and independently.

Experience of managing research or consultancy projects is essential. Other experience that would be an advantage are data analysis, statistics, economics, workshop facilitation and qualitative research.

We are based in London with some flexibility around remote working.

The salary is £35,000–£40,000 per annum plus benefits. NPC benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, paid volunteering leave, and cycle to work loans. Read about the full range of NPC benefits offers.

We are open to applications from applicants looking to work part-time hours. We would also be open to job share and secondment options. If you would like to discuss the opportunity prior to making an application, please contact us to arrange a conversation.

Please read the job description for further information.

How to apply

We are an equal opportunities employer. As part of the application process, we ask that you complete an equal opportunities form. Information supplied will be treated in confidence. If you do not wish to complete the equal opportunities form, it will not influence your application in any way. To apply, please send:

  • A cover letter providing your evidence of meeting the skills and competencies above and in the job description with a focus on:
    • Experience in research and consulting
    • Project management
    • Business development
    • Communication skills
    • Enthusiasm for NPC and the sector
  • Your C.V.
  • A completed equal opportunities form

To recruitment@thinkNPC.org by midday on 7th May. Your cover letter should provide evidence of meeting the key skills and competencies noted above and in the job description and will be used in the initial screening of your application. For support in writing your cover letter, please refer to our recruitment FAQs.

Please include the job reference SC01 in the subject of your email and let us know how you heard about the role. If you require plain text versions of the job description or equal opportunities form please contact us.

Online interviews are due to take place w/c 10 May with the successful candidates to start on 1 June at the earliest.

Please note: NPC may close this vacancy at any time, if a sufficient number of applications has been reached so please do not hesitate to confirm your interest in this vacancy.

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