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Job opportunity: Senior Consultant

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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.

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Role: Senior Consultant (Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns for charities)

Salary: £30,000 (for 37.5 hours a week)

Organisation: Principle Consulting

Place of work: Hybrid – mix of home and office working (Impact Hub Kings Cross) – office based at least 2 days per week

Who we are and what we do:

We are a social enterprise working towards a more just society by helping charities develop clear, impactful policy solutions and ensuring their voices are heard in central, devolved and local government. 

Our work with charities includes providing high-level strategic advice around policy development and public affairs strategy, as well as supporting delivery by engaging with politicians as part of influencing strategies, leading campaigns and researching and writing policy reports and briefings. Across our team we work with charities of varying size and at all levels, from advising CEOs and senior leadership, to supporting policy, public affairs and campaigns teams with delivery.

Profits are reinvested in the organisation and fund our widening access programmes. These include a yearly internship with ongoing mentoring and annual work experience programme with students learning English as an additional language, as well as our pro-bono work.

About the Senior Consultant role:
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.

This position offers the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of work in a busy, dynamic organisation with the guidance and support of senior team members, working with some of the UK’s leading charities, and offers substantial opportunity for advancement within the team for the right candidate.

We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and encourage applications from underrepresented groups, including people from ethnic minority groups; disabled people and LGBTQ+ people.

Key responsibilities of the Senior Consultant role:

  • Engaging with a wide range of people and organisations within the charity and public sector, from politicians and civil servants to healthcare leaders and clinicians
  • Undertaking strategy planning and providing advice to clients
  • Planning and delivering engagement with members of the UK and devolved parliaments, such as drafting letters and briefings for debates
  • Monitoring the media and activity in the UK and devolved parliaments 
  • Conducting desk research to support our work for charity clients and writing policy reports, briefings and consultation responses
  • Producing content for press releases, newsletters and social media
  • Leading in the planning and running of events
  • Any tasks as may be reasonably expected within the scope of the role

Key attributes:

  • A clear and demonstrable commitment to helping charities to achieve their goals
  • A motivated self-starter who is able to work well in a team
  • Relevant recent work experience in policy and/or public affairs in the charity sector or another relevant sector
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An active interest in UK policy and politics
  • An understanding of parliamentary processes in the UK
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • A good understanding of and experience in using social media channels
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive analysis of information to tight deadlines, ensuring accuracy and relevance
  • Ability to work flexibly across a number of different policy areas

Place of work and flexible working:

Mix of in-office and home based. A full-time member of staff is expected to work from the Principle Consulting office (or at a client’s office if needed) for 2 days of each working week.  If the successful candidate would like to be office based for more than 2 days a week, we would be happy to discuss this.

We work at the Impact Hub Kings Cross, and at the offices of our clients where required. 

Applying for the role

Please send your CV, and a cover letter outlining why you are the ideal candidate for the role, to Aidan Rylatt: aidan@principleconsulting.org.uk 

Deadline: 4pm, 24th June

Interviews: 27th-30th June

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Principle Consulting (trading name) is the same company as Principle Affairs Ltd, company number 05467588 (full details available on Companies House).

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