We are recruiting a highly motivated, experienced and enthusiastic individual for a Senior Consultant role. This is a full- or part-time permanent post to help us grow and expand the work we offer. Our offices are based in a creative hub – Tileyard, near King’s Cross, London. We now operate a hybrid working policy, developed through trial and collaboration with the team. The policy offers autonomy and flexibility around a core set of working hours and days: two working days in the office which (the team tell us) promote social cohesion, more effective meetings, collaborative & creative working, in-person training etc. Flexibility over how they spend the rest of the week allows people to focus at home, or office, as they need or prefer. Fridays can be totally or partially work-free – regularly permitting a longer weekend break, without using leave.
We are now considering applications from non-UK based candidates for sponsorship to work from the UK on permanent or long-term contracts (e.g., 12+ months). Please note we are not considering short term contracts for this role.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading projects and project teams with a high level of autonomy (senior-level support and counsel will be provided as required/to the benefit of the project). The Senior Consultant has a leadership role within Aquarius, to drive positive change and outcomes in our team and our work. We will prioritise applicants who can demonstrate proven consulting skills and experience, including showing they have a developed commercial awareness. They should have experience in delivering and communicating rigorously conducted research designed and conducted within the boundaries of commercial realities, leading project teams and maintaining client engagement throughout.
Project lead duties include: inputting into or writing proposals, leading the design and scoping of projects, project planning and management, leading and supporting Consultant and Analyst team members. The right person will be familiar with different analytical and critical thinking approaches and will be able to conduct technical analyses. The types of activities will depend on the skillset and experience of the candidate but may include leading model design and build (including HE models), data analysis and preparing outputs, conducting statistical analysis, creating surveys and analysing results, programming, qualitative research (planning, conducting and analysing results), writing, data identification (e.g. literature searching and finding inputs for our models and decision tools), user testing, audits, and much more. Many of our projects culminate in peer-reviewed publications, so there is the opportunity at all levels to be a published first author or co-author.
Candidates with a PhD or MSc and/or relevant working experience in a relevant field will be considered for this position. The successful candidate will be responsible for and contribute to a wide variety of projects. They will be working with clients, external collaborators, internal colleagues and the Managing Director. There will be many opportunities to learn skills and gain knowledge of a wide range of approaches to support the work we do and grow our offering. They will have opportunities to be actively involved in the sales process and grow our client base and revenue.
Depending on restrictions, there are possibilities for national/international travel on projects and presenting results at conferences/workshops. We also present at conferences remotely and there are great opportunities for exposure and growth in this direction. Both our client portfolio and projects increasingly have an international dimension – including LMICs.
The successful candidate will be passionate about delivering excellent results while managing their work in an efficient and professional manner.
How to apply
Please download the Senior Consultant (SC1) job description for the complete details of the position.
To apply, please submit your cv and cover letter online with the reference SC1. Please name your file ‘First Initial(s) Surname_letter’ (e.g. A Markov_letter) and ‘First Initial(s) Surname_cv’. We will prioritise applicants who include a detailed cover letter that specifically addresses:
- Why you are the right person for the job, and specifically describe how you meet each item on the list of experience and skills.
- When you would be able to start.
- How you heard about the position.
This cover letter is an essential part of the selection process to help us understand if you are the right person for the job.
We are considering candidates on a rolling basis with opportunities to start immediately.