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CONSULTANT / SENIOR CONSULTANT - South West & Wales

Salary range – £35-70k (depending on experience) plus bonus and benefits

Are you looking for an opportunity to join an innovative and supportive team working at the cutting edge of public service reform? If yes, then joining Mutual Ventures could be the right move for you.

We are seeking highly professional, self-motivated individuals to join our successful and growing team that operates across the South West and Wales (offices in Cardiff and Bristol). Experience of working in a consultancy environment with public and third sector services is desirable.

Consultant: Full-Time Permanent – Salary range – £35-50k (depending on experience) plus bonus and benefits.

Senior Consultant: Full-Time Permanent – Salary range – £50-70k (depending on experience) plus bonus and benefits.

Our Company

Operating nationally, Mutual Ventures is a small consultancy with a big reputation. Mutual Ventures support public service commissioners, organisational leaders and front-line staff who are seeking to identify, develop and grow the right delivery model for their services. Increasingly, this is in response to the challenge of devolution and the integration of public services and often involves the creation of new social enterprise organisations.

We support our clients to become public service entrepreneurs – combining a strong public service ethos with commercial discipline to create organisations that have the right systems and culture, empower staff to innovate and deliver high quality services.

We are a supportive team, where everyone’s opinion is valued and as such you will be empowered to take responsibility for your work whilst enjoying the support of the rest of the team.  As with all members of our team, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to buy shares in the company and will be eligible for pension and private health benefits following a successful probation period. 

The Application Process

  • Closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday 27th January 2017.  Applications will not be accepted after this time.
  • Successful candidates will be invited for a first assessment in the week commencing 6th February 2017.  This will consist of an analytical interview, numerical and written assessments followed by a Director-led interview. (Duration: approximately 2.5 hours).
  • A further assessment will take place approximately a week later for successful candidates, which will consist of a presentation and a final interview as well as a chance to meet and talk to a wider MV group. (Duration: approximately 2 hours).

Please apply with a covering letter and CV to amandaj@mutualventures.co.uk. Your cover letter should describe your relevant experience and what interests you about this role.

Role descriptions

Our Consultants / Senior consultants offer strategic advice on the best way to deliver public services to ensure sustainability but also maintain a public service ethos. Working independently or leading a team, they provide hands-on support to public service commissioners and front-line teams through the entire journey of designing and implementing alternative models of service delivery. Many of our projects also involve coaching and mentoring senior public service staff as they implement change. Our team also provide support to established social enterprises to grow through contracts and investment.

For Senior Consultants, the successful candidate will have:

  • ‚A good degree or equivalent with at least five years’ experience working in a public and/or third sector consultancy environment
  • ‚Demonstrable experience of managing  projects and teams as well as building successful relationships with clients and delivery partners
  • ‚Demonstrable experience of delivering strategic advice and change to public service organisations
  • ‚Experience in business planning and financial modelling
  • ‚Well-developed coaching and mentoring skills
  • ‚Strong networking and business development skills, including the production of successful bids and proposals
  • ‚A detailed understanding of major themes in public service reform
  • ‚Be able to interpret complex data (both hard and soft data, including numerical and statistical information)
  • ‚Have demonstrable experience of facilitating groups and presenting confidently and persuasively to larger audiences
  • ‚Be comfortable with travel and the possibility of overnight stays within the UK

For Consultants, the successful candidate will have:

  • ‚ A good degree or equivalent with at least two years’ experience either working with the public sector, third sector or in a consultancy environment
  • ‚Be able to confidently interpret numerical and statistical evidence
  • ‚Have some experience in project management, business planning and financial modelling processes
  • ‚Be comfortable undertaking in-depth analysis of business issues in order to provide evidence based recommendations
  • ‚Be able to demonstrate an ability to make practical recommendations based on competent analysis  of the best available evidence
  • ‚Be able to present and facilitate confidently – both with and without visual aids – in a small meeting environment
  • ‚Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be able to demonstrate experience of writing objective, concise and clear reports
  • ‚Have experience of maintaining successful working relationships
  • ‚Be comfortable with travel and the possibility of overnight stays within the UK
To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:amandaj@mutualventures.co.uk, quoting reference number:TCConsultant or Senior Consultant