Work experience blog

Each year, we welcome students who are learning English as a second language to Principle Consulting for work experience. These two blogs were completed by our recent students, Luwam and Abubaker, reflecting on current political issues that are important to them.   ‘People are like plants’ by Abubaker  My name is Abubakar, I am 18 years old and a current student …

We’re looking for a Junior Consultant!

Job title: Junior Consultant Location: Flexible, with at least 2 days a week in London when Covid restrictions allow Salary: £24,000 Length of contract: 1 year with possibility of extension Hours: We have a flexible working policy, based on a 37.5-hour week for a full-time employee and would be happy to discuss the flexible working needs of the successful candidate. …

Policy and public affairs internship

Applications for this role have closed. This page is here as a record for candidates. Policy and public affairs internship at Principle Consulting Salary: London Living Wage (£10.85 per hour) Contract length: 6 weeks full time, or part-time equivalent to suit the successful candidate. Start date to be agreed dependent on the availability of the successful candidate. Place of work: …

Experiencing life: looking at ‘lived experience’

As part of its commitment to navigate a new course of integration and partnership, NHS England’s recent paper outlining a local-led approach to healthcare recommends “co-production with people with lived experience”. However, individual subjectivity is a complex area and without careful consideration its value can be undermined. Phenomenology (or the study of experience) can go some way to helping us understand another …

Destination integration: unanswered questions over the latest NHS reforms

After months of consultation with NHS England, Health Secretary Matt Hancock presented the Government’s White Paper on the future of health and social care to the House of Commons on 11th February: “At its heart, this white paper enables greater integration, reduces bureaucracy and supports the way that the NHS and social care work when they work at their best: together.” Hoped to …

Building back better and the sustainable development goals

It has been widely remarked that 2021 is going to be an important year for defining the UK’s future role in the world. Having completed our exit from the European Union, we are working out what our new relationship with the bloc is going to look like and how we utilise our new-found freedom to strike trade deals. A new, …

Building (our quarterly email update) back better

Every three months we publish an email update. This time we have adopted a new format featuring views and analysis from our team as well as an update on what we have been working on. Register to receive future updates here. Public health matters The last six months have seen a renewed focus on health inequalities driven by the disproportionate …

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 …