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Defence, National Security & Justice - UK Wide

To £75k base + benefits + bonus

This role provides an opportunity to collaborate with the best talent by joining one of the leading Public Sector strategy teams in the market. Working in the Defence, National Security (Intelligence) and Justice/Home Affairs industries offers access to senior decision makers in some of the highest profile public sector organisations and an ability to solve their unique challenges that impact on security of the UK. The role affords the opportunity for exceptional career experiences and growth within a supportive development environment. You will operate across the full span of strategy engagements including board level corporate strategy, organisational transformation and innovative commercial frameworks, working as part of a close-knit team passionate about this important industry sector. 

The role includes the following activities:

  • Developing strategic business models: helping clients determine the optimum business or commercial model to more effectively deliver their objectives;
  • Strategic options analysis and evaluation: working with clients to understand and shape strategic options ahead of key investment decisions;
  • Strategic cost reduction: helping clients determine where, and how, to cut costs whilst continuing to deliver and achieve outcomes;
  • Stimulating innovation: helping clients to identify new ways of working that will stimulate innovation and growth, and lead to better policy and decision-making;
  • Delivering policy outcomes: helping our clients to support delivery of policy outcomes and enabling programmes; and
  • Market analysis: traditional evidence-led analysis of sectors to identify market development opportunities to support client strategies.


  • Generating analysis and insight: executing rigorous and insightful analysis to build an evidence base to support strategy development and change;
  • Tools, skills and frameworks: developing an understanding of effective tools, skills and frameworks that can be brought to bear on new client problems, and shared as best practice within the team;
  • Team management: managing and supporting junior staff in order to ensure successful project delivery;
  • Relationship management: Working closely with clients and third parties (e.g. academics) to develop strong professional relationships;
  • Liaising with other internal teams to ensure the effective application of the subject matter expertise available, and a seamless client experience;
  • Continuous Learning: proactively developing your own skills, seeking feedback, building knowledge, and sharing your insight with colleagues; and
  • Supporting the management of the practice and successful business development


  • Practical understanding of the issues faced in one or more of the Defence, Security and Home Affairs industries
  • Experience of working on strategy projects
  • Ideally 2-3 years Consulting experience (or equivalent relevant industry experience)
  • Experience of working on high-profile and complex projects
  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Demonstrable experience of managing stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to think creatively to solve client issues
  • Evidence of structured thinking and the ability to break down complex issues into logical steps
  • Experience providing strategic advice and support to complex change programmes
  • Solid analytical skills, with the ability to design and execute complex analysis and generate well evidenced and robust insights and recommendations
  • The ability to interact and work effectively with senior Public sector leader
  • Existing security clearance or willingness to undergo vetting procedures
  • For roles within the Security industry candidates will require existing DV clearance, or be willing to undergo vetting
  • For our Defence strategy team, experience defining and advising on complex commercial procurements in Defence or analogous industries would be of significant interest


In order to apply for these roles, please email rakesh@consultingpoint.co.uk a word version CV and cover letter explaining why you are suitable. You can also call Rakesh on 0780 1179671 /  0207 977 7044. Rakesh is a former PwC & KPMG management consultant and has voted UK Recruiter of the Year for the last 6 years running – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017


Consulting Point Search is a multi-award winning talent advisory and search firm, headquartered in the UK, with a global presence and network. We have specialised in management consultancy since 2003 and operate across all industry verticals and services lines. The firm was founded by ‘Big 4’ management consultants to combine industry experience with talent acquisition and search excellence.  We work on assignments for leading strategy houses, Big 4, specialist consultancies, private equity firms and internal consulting divisions within major firms across the globe, recruiting permanent and interim staff at all levels from analyst to global partners and C-level executives.


We have attained industry recognition including being voted “Top management consultancy recruitment firm” in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and acknowledged as having the greatest candidate reach in management consultancy of any UK based firm


NB: Consulting Point Search is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy