Senior Consultant - Experienced (Environment & Society team)

£35,000 - £49,000 yearly
  • Risk & Policy Analysts Limited
  • Hybrid (Multiple Locations)
  • 16 Jan, 2023
Full time Consultant Flood Risk Management Environmental Management Environmental Health Policy, Legislation & Strategy

Job Description

Senior Consultant - Experienced (Environment & Society team)

Salary - £35,500 to £49,000

Location - Norwich, Norfolk or at one of our hub locations (currently London and Bristol)

Contract - Permanent Full-time or Part-time 

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee-owned independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of  UK and EU policy, economics, environment, chemicals, and sustainability. We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis skills, assisting both public and private sector decision makers in the development and implementation of sustainable policies. We offer a broad range of services and utilise a variety of skills in order to produce high quality, tailor-made outputs. The work we undertake places us directly at the centre of the UK and European legislative process, providing us with an opportunity to help ensure the UK and Europe achieves its social, economic, and environmental sustainability goals.

We are looking for Senior Consultants to work across the Environment part of our Environment & Society team, with strategic focus on flooding, erosion, water quality, water resources, natural capital, natural resources, and evaluation projects. 

You will provide support to our senior project managers, taking on assistant project manager roles, as well as Project Manager roles for, initially, low risk projects, to gather and extend experience.  Further, you will lead technical elements of evaluations of nationally significant projects, alongside having the opportunity to get involved and learn from the extensive range of projects that RPA delivers. 

You can be based either in Norfolk, London, or in one of our regional hubs.  This is a permanent position.  We encourage those seeking either a full-time or part-time role.  Our flexible working policy is designed to support a positive work-life balance and we are happy to discuss how this can work best for you.  We will work with you to ensure that your role at RPA provides you with job satisfaction, flexibility, and happiness, supporting our core value of ‘people matter’, which underpins everything that RPA delivers.

As an experienced Consultant, you will have some of the following:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within consultancy, preferably at least 8 years’ experience;
  • A proven track record of winning work and supporting on the full project lifecycle, including tender preparation, impact assessments, studies and/or evaluations according to UK Green Book and UK Magenta Book, including design of engagement and data collection strategies, and implementing such activities (interviews, surveys, workshops, conferences) as well as policy/economic analysis (cost-benefit analysis, analysis of efficiency and effectiveness);
  • Experience within the areas of flood, coastal erosion, water quality, water resource, natural capital and/or natural resource management;
  • Project management skills and experience of leading relevant projects for public sector clients; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver high quality reports.

Additional skills that are desirable and you may have include:

  • Ability to develop and run workshops, focus groups and semi-structured interviews;
  •  Ability to create innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs;
  • Some people management experience;
  • Demonstrable skills in stakeholder engagement;
  • Experience of managing pipeline and tender selection; and
  • One or more EU languages besides English.

Salary and benefits

We operate agile working and so when you need to be in the office you can be based at either our head office in Norwich, Norfolk or at one of our hub locations (currently London and Bristol).

Salary is transparent and will be within our pay ranges of £35,500 to £49,000.   We apply £3,000 London weighting where applicable.  We offer 38 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) and after 6 months you will gain equity in the business via the employee-owned trust which brings tax free bonuses, profit share and a voice in the future of the company. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of UK and EU work, whilst contributing to a positive impact on society and the environment, then send your CV together with a brief summary of why you are looking to join RPA, to applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA ENV SC).  Feel free to share any examples of recent work.