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NEF Consulting is a social enterprise with a reputation for high quality socio-economic research, training, capacity building and consultancy. The consultancy arm of the leading UK think tank, New Economics Foundation, we help organisations in their transition to a new, sustainable and socially-inclusive economy, across the UK and internationally.

To work with us, you will be passionate about social change and sharing NEF Consulting’s aims and values, and will have an interest in helping others to see the links between social, economic and environmental issues.

Your career development is important to us.  In exchange for your energy, enthusiasm and commitment we will give you, in addition to the agreed salary:

  • A range of benefits including 25 days holiday, free gym membership, contributory pension, cycle-to-work scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.
  • One-to-one support, mentoring and training to develop your skillset and career within NEF Consulting.
  • Dedicated training on core NEF Consulting methodologies.
  • Access to a vast body of knowledge, skills and resources through NEF and partner organisation networks.
  • Exposure to senior clients, industry stakeholders and thought leaders.

Current vacancies

For enquiries about any vacancies email recruitment@neweconomics.org or call 0207 820 6300.


Senior Consultant

£40k- £48k per annum depending on experience

Full time, London (flexible working will be considered)

NEF Consulting is a rapidly growing social enterprise with a reputation for high quality socio-economic research, training, capacity building and consultancy.  We are looking for an outstanding individual to help clients improve decision-making through using and developing metrics on social, environmental and economic impact.

NEF Consulting is the consultancy arm of the leading UK think tank, the New Economics Foundation. We help organisations in their transition to a new, sustainable and socially-inclusive economy, across the UK and internationally. We have an ambitious strategy and now wish to expand our impact through recruiting a highly skilled and committed individual to join our dynamic and passionate team.

You will play a critical role in shaping the evolution of the consultancy, taking it into new sectors, and developing and winning new business. Passionate about social change and sharing NEF Consulting’s aims and values, you will have an interest in the bigger picture and in helping others to see the links between social, economic and environmental issues. You will be a valued member of our consulting team delivering projects, winning work and providing impartial advice to clients.

You will have at least three years’ client-facing consultancy or research experience, preferably involving management of large projects and business development, including contributing to proposal writing for competitive tenders. We expect excellent organisational and client management skills, and the creativity to design and deliver high quality socio-economic consultancy and research.


Deadline for applications:  12 noon 23 August 2018
Interviews:  5 September 2018 – there will be in-office exercise.


To Apply

  • Please download and complete both the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form, returning them to recruitment@neweconomics.org .
  • Please do not send as a pdf
  • We cannot accept CVs for this role.

Application Form: Click here

Equal Opportunities Form: Click here

NEF Consulting uses the recruitment services of the New Economics Foundation in full compliance with current data protection law.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design, manage and deliver socio-economic impact research and consultancy projects across a range of NEF Consulting product areas: strategy and culture change, evaluation and impact assessment, and training and capacity building.
  • Demonstrate thought leadership on behalf of the consultancy and specifically take a leading role in developing innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs and progress new economic practice.
  • Develop and oversee a process for quality assurance of quantitative analysis methods and approaches to be applied across the team.
  • Develop and secure new business opportunities for NEF Consulting by expanding NEF Consulting’s presence in existing sectors, creating opportunities in new sectors and developing new product and service ideas.
  • Build strategic relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver NEF Consulting’s strategic objectives.
  • Represent the consultancy publicly at speaking engagements and clearly communicate new economics principles and research.
  • Understand, use and develop practical methodologies to assess social, economic and environmental impact.
  • Provide training to small groups in evaluation and impact assessment tools and methodologies, as required.
  • Line manage staff in the consulting team.

What we are looking for

Minimum criteria

To apply for the role we request that you have:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience of senior client facing research or consultancy with local authorities, health or education sectors or in international development.
  • Excellent leadership skills and the ability to inspire others.
  • Experience of scoping, designing and delivering socio-economic consultancy and research projects.
  • Proven success in securing new and repeat business through successful proposal and bid writing.
  • Proven success in providing creative solutions to client problems that improve social, economic and environmental impact.
  • Proven success in building and managing internal and external relationships and networks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas to non-specialist audiences.
  • High level of numeracy and the ability to understand complex datasets. Strong proficiency in Excel is a must.
  • Experience of delivering high quality outputs through team working.
  • Proven track record in working in a fast-paced environment and against tight deadlines.
  • Excellent skills in delivering training and/or facilitating workshops or focus groups / and presentations
  • Economics and/or social science background. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with strong experience in economics.
  • Minimum second class honours degree in economics, social science or other relevant discipline with strong quantitative elements.

Desirable (optional) criteria

  • Experience of managing a team, including direct line management.
  • Strong proficiency in advanced statistical packages e.g. R, Stata.
  • Advanced degree e.g. Masters/Doctorate.

Cultural fit

We pride ourselves on our open and collaborative, but fast-paced working environment. It is important that you share the values and mission of NEF and are:

  • Both a strong team player and self-starter who enjoys taking initiative.
  • Able to think analytically and creatively.
  • Comfortable working across multiple projects, responding quickly to change and balancing attention to detail with meeting tight deadlines.
  • Able to form strong working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Easy going and able to have a laugh in the office!

Our offer to you

Your career development is important to us. In exchange for your energy, enthusiasm and commitment we will give you:

  • A salary of £40,000  to £48,000 per year depending on experience.
  • A range of benefits including 25 days holiday, free gym membership, contributory pension, cycle-to-work scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.

NEF Consulting uses the New Economics Foundation to manage its recruitment in compliance with the current data protection law.


 

We recognise that people have commitments and responsibilities outside of work, therefore NEF Consulting and the New Economics Foundation support flexible working.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.