Junior consultant

We are looking for a junior consultant to join the GGI team.

What does good look like?

The consequences of poor governance can be seen all around us. No organisation, however large or small, rich or poor, is immune from it. The path from every story of organisational failure will eventually lead back, in some way, to poor governance. Whether it be safeguards not enforced, interests not disclosed, risks not managed, or simply bad decision-making, poor governance bankrupts companies, brings down governments and, worst of all, negatively affects people’s lives.

Here at GGI, we strongly believe that good governance can help create a better, fairer world. That’s why we work with a broad range of organisations to ensure that their governance and leadership is as effective as it can be. As well as advising leaders, boards and organisations, we also work with sectors to support their development – and, unusually for a commercial organisation, sharing our knowledge and IP for free – because we believe that better ideas and better discussions can contribute to better governance.

A career at GGI is as varied as it is fulfilling. You’ll work with some fascinating organisations doing truly amazing things and be part of a small but passionate and driven team from a range of professional backgrounds, united by their commitment to better governance.

In return you can expect a competitive package, flexible working, good prospects for development and a genuine opportunity to make a difference.

If this has piqued your interest, we’d love to hear from you, so why not get in touch? There’s plenty of time for CVs and application forms later, but in the first instance we’d love to hear your thoughts on the importance of good governance in 2024 in no more than 250 words. Please send them through to contact@good-governance.org.uk with the subject line ‘Junior Consultant role.’

We look forward to hearing from you.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a wide range of client-facing projects, and develop within a strong team-based environment in a specialist governance consultancy.

The junior consultant role is a stepping stone into a career in consultancy, developing the skills and confidence to be a change agent with public and third sector clients. This position would suit someone with a one to two years’ experience as an analyst or project manager seeking to develop their skills within a fast-paced, professional consulting organisation.

GGI has a good track record of supporting professional development and further qualifications and we would support junior consultants to be on a path to acquiring a relevant professional or academic qualification.

This is primarily a remote role, although some occasional UK travel will be required for client work.

Job profile:

As a junior consultant, you will work within project teams to deliver reviews and improvement programmes to a wide variety of client organisations.

To develop your understanding of our client base and your consultancy skills, you will be responsible for supporting projects from conception to completion in a project management capacity. This includes creating detailed project plans, regular client liaison, monitoring of budgets and regular updates of our CRM.

As part of the project team, you will be supported to develop consultancy skills in activities including systematic document review, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, meeting observations and designing and administering surveys. We would expect initial learning on the job but to quickly progress to a level of confidence to be able to undertake these activities unaided.

You will also be expected to produce draft client-facing materials, such as PowerPoint presentations, draft reports and briefing papers.

Other responsibilities include elements of corporate responsibility:

  • Market analysis and business development, to include drafting proposals and tender responses.
  • Producing knowledge management materials, such as blogs and articles.

Skills and attributes:

  • Highly IT proficient, especially using Microsoft 365 and work effectively using Zoom and Microsoft Teams (essential)
  • Strong organisational skills (essential)
  • Strong creative thinking skills (essential)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • A confident communicator, with all levels of staff, external contacts and suppliers (essential)
  • Ability to identify priorities as they change and manage multiple projects simultaneously (essential)
  • Attention to detail (essential)
  • Strong customer service skills (essential)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (essential)
  • A degree in any discipline (highly desirable, but not essential with 2-3 years proven relevant experience)
  • Knowledge of UK current affairs (desirable)
  • Understanding of governance and knowledge of the health and social care, charity and/or education sectors (desirable)
  • An interest and prior experience using generative AI (desirable)

Due to the nature of this role, you must be able to work some unsociable hours, during event periods.

This opportunity is open to those with the right to live and work in the UK.

Salary and benefits:

  • £33,000-£38,000
  • Flexible home working, including equipment
  • Health and wellbeing allowance

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