Job opportunity: Senior Consultant

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our motivated team, who are passionate about supporting charities to achieve their aims. You will develop your understanding and experience of policy development, public affairs, campaigns and communications in a fast-paced professional environment.

Local elections 2022: tips for charity campaigning

On Thursday May 5th, large swathes of the country will go to the polls for local elections. All councils in Wales and Scotland are up for election, along with every London borough and a variety of other councils in England (33 metropolitan boroughs, 21 unitary authorities and 60 district councils, along with seven directly-elected mayors). Northern Ireland has no local council elections, but crucially is voting to elect its next 90-member devolved assembly. These elections are taking place against the backdrop of cost of living pressures and the crisis in Ukraine, but it’s an excellent opportunity to bring so many other issues to the fore as well. To make sure your charity approaches campaigning in the most effective way, here are our top tips for campaigning in the local and NI elections.

Principle named Consultancy of the Year 2021

On December 2nd 2021 were thrilled to win Consultancy of the Year 2021 at the Better Society Awards, recognising our work with so many vital charities. This was a great night and we extend our congratulations to all the other nominees and winners as well. Principle Consulting is a social enterprise that provides expert policy, public affairs and campaignssupport to …

Does COVID-19 mean austerity 2.0? How should the charity sector respond?

With the charity sector – and wider society – facing huge challenges in the months ahead, charities face a balancing act between prioritising providing immediate support to their beneficiaries or looking to influence government policies which might help them. Noah, one of our consultants, looks at this question by focusing on the issue of austerity. A background to austerity May …

Charity engagement with government needed now more than ever

During this time of huge challenge for the charity sector there have been some real positives and we’ve seen impressive progress made in a short space of time in some policy areas. For example, local authorities moved rapidly to put rough sleepers into safe accommodation in hotels and the crisis has prompted a welcome a shift in attitudes toward previously …

Charities and coronavirus – latest developments

We have listed significant developments and initiatives to support the charity sector during the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and will endeavour to keep it up to date. This list was last updated on the morning of the 24th March 2020. Have we missed something big? Let us know by emailing: noah@principleconsulting.org.uk. Financial implications Initially, NCVO echoed the Government …

Making the most of the general election whilst staying within the rules

We know that charities have an important role to play in helping to improve government policies, be that making better laws, guidance, regulations or funding priorities. Charities often work with the most vulnerable and marginalised people in our society – being a strong voice for their needs is vital. A general election will mean a new Government, Cabinet and a …

NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation debate

University of Leeds student Phe Hayhurst recently joined the Principle team for a fortnight work experience placement and produced this summary of Monday’s NHS Long Term Plan: Implementation debate. A statement to update the House of Commons on the implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan and improvements to the NHS was made on Monday (1st July), marking the agreement …

Principle named Consultancy of the Year 2019

We are delighted win the Better Society Awards ‘Consultancy of the Year’ award last month. Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate companies and social enterprises which help create a better and more equal world for all. Whether supporting young migrants against unfair immigration fees or helping fight for faster treatment for cancer patients, we are proud the prestigious …

A day in the life of a charity political consultant

Noah Froud takes us through a day working as a consultant at Principle Today I’ll be working in nurtureuk’s office. So far I’ve been at Principle Consulting for just over two months working with The Hepatitis C Trust and education charity nurtureuk. 9:00 – 9:15 am First thing, I do a review of today’s policy news and do some horizon …