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Job DescriptionRole: Consultant Location: London Waterloo/client site/homeSalary: £40,000 - £55,000 plus Bonus and Benefits (depending on experience) Contract Type: Full-time, permanentWould you like to work at the cutting edge of public service reform? Mutual Ventures could be the right move for you.We are seeking a self-motivated and ambitious individual, with between two and five years’ professional experience, to join our successful team. We welcome applications from any background, and areas of particular interest include (but aren’t limited to): the NHS; adult social care; children's services; local government and other council services.We offer a very different experience to working at a larger consultancy or the public sector. We empower and trust our team to make decisions and take responsibility for their own work, while being a tight knit team that supports each other. Everyone’s ideas are encouraged and valued, and welcome to take part in our decision-making processes (such as deciding on new markets we should move into).Mutual Ventures is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We want to build a welcoming and diverse workplace, and we value true diversity of background, thought and experience in making our work the best it can be. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to ethnic background, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, disability, age, or any other non-merit based or legally protected ground.What we doMutual Ventures is a growing, vibrant management consultancy with a big reputation, operating at the cutting edge of public service reform. We are public service design and change implementation specialists working across all sectors including children’s services, adult social care, health and other community services.We work in the UK public sector and with third sector organisations who deliver public services.Founded in 2011, our aim has remained the same of helping public services achieve more through combining a strong public service ethos with commercial discipline and an entrepreneurial culture.We are passionate about better, more sustainable public services; our mission is to improve life chances by making public services better, more sustainable and more connected to communities. Our approach is based on our knowledge and commitment to public services and a ‘can do’ spirit which our clients believe sets us apart from other consultancies. Your roleThe work we do requires a mix of technical, problem-solving and relationship management skills. Working independently or as part of a team, our Consultants can be involved in a range of projects at any one time, providing hands-on support to clients and team members. Consultancy is often project-based which means the day-to-day activities can be complex and varied. Our projects vary in length and size. You may be working with a large degree of independence or as part of a wider team. Your work can be based at our office, at a single client site or across several sites. As a Consultant we would expect you to be either at the MV office or on client site, to enable you to interact with and learn from colleagues. We also operate flexible working, which you will have the opportunity to discuss with your line manager.The requirements of any project will vary, but typical tasks and responsibilities for our Consultants include:Supporting the management of projects and programmes;Carrying out research and data collection;Preparing and interpreting numerical and statistical data;Analysing business issues in order to provide evidence-based recommendations;Conducting exploratory interviews with client’s employees, management teams and other stakeholders;Communicating ideas effectively, tactfully and sensitively in one-on-one sessions and in small groups, both with and without visual aids and in a variety of meeting environments;Preparing reports with a clear and consistent argument based on analysis, and suitable for a targeted audience;Developing and maintaining successful working relationships with clients, partners and colleagues;Developing/demonstrating a thorough understanding of the main delivery and partnership models that operate across the public sector marketplace;Using non-chargeable time to enhance Mutual Ventures’ capability to win and carry out consulting work - including contributing to proposals;Demonstrating broad understanding of major themes in public sector reform – including attending external events/presentations to broaden sector knowledge then sharing this knowledge with the team;About youWe are looking for someone with a genuine passion for public services, with the following skills, experience and attitudes:A minimum 2:2 degree in any discipline with at least two years’ experience either working with public services, and/or in a management consultancy environment;Confidence in interpreting numerical and statistical evidence;Some experience in project management, business planning, or financial modelling processes;The ability to undertake in-depth analysis of business issues, and make practical recommendations;Be able to present and facilitate confidently – both with and without visual aids – in a varied meeting environments;Strong written and verbal communication skills, with experience of writing objective, concise and clear reports;The ability to foster and maintain successful working relationships; andBe comfortable with travel and overnight stays within the UK (at times this could be two/three nights a week).What do we offer?Annual discretionary bonus27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays Pension scheme (4% employer contribution) Family Private Medical and Mental Health InsuranceFlexibility of working hours Flexibility to work from home two days per weekEmployee Assistance ProgrammeLife insurance 4x salaryIncome protection / long term sickness cover Enhanced family friendly policies Paid pro bono days (2 per year)Discounts with a variety of high street retailers Regular paid team socials, celebrations and away daysPersonal use of company iPhoneThis vacancy will close subject to the volume of applications received. All successful applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of their application, and will be invited to inform us confidentially if you need any adjustments or accommodations to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Unfortunately, where there are high volumes of applications we will not be able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.
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