Want to help scale up some of the best innovations to social problems?
Do you want to support us to scale up solutions to the world’s most pressing social needs? Interested in working in an innovative, flexible and dynamic team? We’re looking for someone to join our UK team as a Consultant.
Spring Impact is an organisation with a bold social mission.
We work with social impact projects around the world that are doing truly transformative work but are frustrated that they are reaching fewer people than they could. We help these organisations develop the plans, the systems and the processes they need in order to reach many more people.
We support organisations primarily through direct consultancy with charities and social enterprises. We also run training and publish tools supporting mission-driven organisations to understand how they can scale and reach more people. We also aim to influence the sector, with a focus on trusts and foundations, to create an environment that supports mission-driven organisations with proven solutions to scale them up.
Spring Impact is a registered charity, but one that operates with bags of entrepreneurial drive. We are innovative, imaginative and highly skilled in doing a lot with a little. The team you will be joining are an exceptional bunch who have been drawn from highly successful careers in a variety of fields and who have chosen to focus their talents on scaling social impact.
We are looking for someone to join our dynamic and growing UK consultancy as a Consultant. You will proactively support our Senior Consultants and Managing Consultants to ensure effective engagement with clients. You will work across a diverse portfolio of mainly national and some international projects, across sectors from healthcare and homelessness to education and humanitarian aid; typically working on 3-4 client projects at once.
As we work collaboratively with our clients and really take the time to get to know them; you will have the opportunity to travel across the UK and internationally to meet them wherever they are based. However, due to Covid-19 we have suspended all national and international travel and have been working remotely since March. This is subject to continuous review as the government guidelines and situation around Covid-19 changes. As part of the client team, you will apply your critical thinking and problem-solving skills to help our clients determine how they can best scale their impact.
You will be confident in taking responsibility for your own work and communicating complex information, and will be driven by the opportunity to learn and develop within the role.
- Salary: starting at £26,700 per annum. Salary may be negotiable dependent on previous consultancy experience
- Work location is The Hoxton, Southwark (40 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8NY)
- Starting from August 2021
- You will need existing permission to work in the UK
- Full time, with option for part time (3 days per week plus)
Deadline and interview dates
Deadline for application: 5 pm, Wednesday 26 May 2021.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a short telephone interview, taking place the week commencing Monday 7 June 2021.
A smaller shortlist will then be invited to a final interview taking place on Monday 14 and Tuesday 15 June 2021.
Please keep these dates free and be aware that there will be a short notice period before each interview.
Spring Impact understands that in order to provide the best possible advice to our diverse client base across a wide range of sectors, we are strongest when our team has a variety of experience, expertise, and insights to draw from. For us, diversity isn’t merely a strategy: it’s an essential part of our organisational success. We are committed to ensuring that Spring Impact is representative of our society at large, and is an inclusive environment for all, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, and socioeconomic background.
Because we understand that an office-based 9-to-5 will not suit everyone, staff at Spring Impact are encouraged to make use of our generous flexible working policy. Wherever possible we aim to give each person responsibility to choose when and where they work, and to find the right balance between office-based and home working. We are also happy to discuss further accommodations you may require to fulfil this role.
We are open to hearing from candidates that would prefer a part-time role, as long as the candidate is able to work at least 3 days a week.
Safer Recruitment Practices for COVID-19
We know there are many challenges with recruiting staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being unable to meet candidates in person, needing to recruit new staff in a timely manner presents its own challenges. Spring Impact have adjusted its recruitment practices to ensure the safety of candidates and our staff whilst adhering to Government guidelines. To keep you fully updated throughout the recruitment process, we will:
- Notify shortlisted candidates of interview or assessments via email or telephone
- Arrange interview using appropriate technology – primarily Zoom
- Notify successful candidate by telephone with confirmation email
However, in the event that it is possible and desirable to do this interview face to face, in order to ensure that candidates face no barriers to attending interview, Spring Impact will reimburse the train fare of anyone travelling from outside of London.
To make an application:
You will need existing permission to work in the UK to apply for this role.
To make an application please submit a written application to our jobs inbox using the subject line ‘UK – Consultant’, carefully following our guidance below.
The written application should include:
- An email / cover note, detailing:
- Which role you are applying for
- How you heard about the job
- When you would be available to start
- Whether you are interested in a part time role (if so, how many days)
- Whether you require any reasonable adjustments in the interview process (including details)
- Confirm that you have the right to work in the UK
- Confirm that you have a degree and which institution this was from (this is for due diligence purposes, the recruiters will not see this information)
- A supporting statement of no more than 500 words, demonstrating:
- Your understanding of Spring Impact’s mission and what, therefore, attracts you to the organisation
- The respects in which your skills, knowledge and experience are a good fit for the role, with specific reference to the Job Description and Person Specification
Please note: We are committed to diversity and want to reduce room for unconscious bias in our recruitment processes. Therefore, please do not submit a CV and do not include your name or university attended in your supporting statement.
We aim to keep our recruitment processes as fair and open as possible. We are therefore unable to meet with potential candidates before interview. If you have any questions about specific elements of the application process, please direct your enquiries to our jobs inbox using the subject line ‘UK – Consultant’.
Please note that the job offer will be subject to references.
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