• Consultant

    As a Consultant you will provide research and data analysis support to the wider PRD team across a range of our projects, as well as leading these elements of projects and smaller projects in their totality. You will be responsible for developing and administering research strategies within PRD’s projects. Your tasks will include policy research, consultation and engagement, analysing data, drawing out key messages and insights from data, and report writing. You will report to a dedicated line manager, but you will often work on project teams involving other staff members.

    Technical Skills

    • Strong numeric and data analysis skills (essential)
    • Analytical research skills including ability to find, critically analyse and present insights from quantitative and qualitative evidence (essential)
    • Excellent writing skills (essential)
    • Engagement and consultation skills (desirable)
    • Strategy development skills (desirable)
    • An interest in regeneration, cities and the built environment (desirable)
    • Experience of mapping data using GIS (desirable)

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Collaborative and supportive working: ability to thrive in small teams where you can work with teammates with a wide range of skills
    • Inter-personal skills: ability to lead and facilitate engaging discussions with clients, partners, team members and communities
    • Analytical thinking: ability to identify key messages and clear insights from data
    • Organisation: ability to manage tasks effectively to deliver projects on time
    • Problem solving: taking initiative to overcome challenges and come up with new ideas to move projects and ideas forward
    • Delivering a variety of quality work at pace: taking an efficient and diligent approach to your work, even when working on a variety of different projects simultaneously

    As an organisation, we:

    • Are committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment where everyone is supported to reach their full potential (including opportunities for training and personal development).
    • Are proud of our record of delivering community engagement projects that have enabled local people to shape the places they live, work and study and have created more inclusive and prosperous places.
    • Listen to communities and respond to their ideas, aspirations, and concerns.
    • Are growing fast, with plenty of exciting projects and opportunities underway and on the horizon.
    • Come from broad range of technical backgrounds, bringing different perspectives to our work and opportunities for team knowledge sharing.
    • Work across the UK.

    Salary and benefits

    • £29k to £35k (depending on experience)
    • Discretionary Bonus based on personal and company performance
    • 25 days holiday
    • Employer pension contribution
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Budget for training and professional development

    Application process

    We are committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. If you have particular accessibility needs, please get in touch and let us know any requirements you may have. We are more than happy to make reasonable adjustments.

    If you have any questions about the role or recruitment process, please contact Rosa Sulley, rosa.sulley@prdemail.co.uk.

    Direct applications only please, no recruiters.

    To apply, send the following items to rosa.sulley@prdemail.co.uk by midnight of 4th September, 2022. Please put the role you are applying for in the email subject line.

    1. CV (max two pages)
    2. Responses to the following questions:
    • Tell us about three previous jobs or assignments. These don’t have to be directly relevant to PRD’s previous work, but we want to hear about what you delivered, why you are proud of your work and what value you added personally (max 200 words per job)
    • Tell us about a specific challenge or opportunity you observe in a specific place (as big or small as you like). How would you personally tackle this? (max 400 words)
    • Tell us about a time when you took initiative to solve a problem or develop a new idea. What problem did you hope to solve and how did your idea help? (max 300 words)

    Please also fill in our Equalities monitoring form. This form will be separated from the rest of your job application upon receipt and will not be considered as part of the short-listing or appointment process. Your application will not be considered complete unless this form has been submitted. If you do not wish to provide some of this information, there is an option within the form to select ‘Prefer not to say’.

    We aim to interview candidates week commencing 12th September 2022 . We are currently conducting interviews in person at our office in central London. Our interview process usually consists of an initial interview with two senior staff members, for which you will be asked to prepare a short presentation in response to a task for the interview. There may be a second interview with two other members of senior staff if required.

    At our discretion, PRD may require up to two references for candidates.