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Research and Evaluation Senior Consultant (Public Policy/Government Services)

Salary £38,000 - £45,000 (dependent upon experience)

Are you passionate about the role of evidence in improving the effectiveness of public policies and government services? Do you want to work for a socially conscious research and evaluation consultancy and be instrumental in our growth story? Then join the Winning Moves team and work with us to help our clients to bring about positive, transformative societal change. We inform and support better tomorrows through digital, data and know-how.

We are Winning Moves: a Midlands based, fast-growing research and evaluation consultancy with evidence at the heart of everything we do. Governments trust our insights to inform their policy and service decisions and improvement. Through the development and implementation of robust, high-quality research and evaluation, we help our clients to tackle some of society’s toughest challenges. A method agnostic consultancy, our core domain expertise encompasses energy and the environment (including net zero), digital and innovation, and industry and enterprise. We are now keen to expand into new policy areas.

We need a talented practitioner to design, deliver and lead high quality and profitable social research and evaluation that delight our clients and deliver activities to help us achieve our growth strategies.

Some of the things we’d like you to do include:

>      Direct, and lead high quality and profitable research and evaluation projects. Maintaining full intellectual engagement with projects you are leading, you will have ultimate responsibility for the quality of service, identify and manage risks (to value, quality and reputation) and ensure client needs and business needs are fully met.

>      Identify, create  and respond to opportunities.  Spot and win opportunities for growth either through new markets, tender responses or growing the value of existing client relationships.

>      Delight our clients. Using research and evaluation, including a high level of interpretation and direction, you will add value to our clients’ activities and ensure that our work meets or exceeds their expectations.

>      Develop our staff of today into our stars of the future. By managing and coaching others in our team, you will help them to realise their developmental potential.

A bit about yourself: as well being able to do all the things mentioned above, you’ll be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) and will have at least five years’ experience of working in a research environment managing (or commissioning) client-facing projects. You are an accomplished researcher and evaluator with an impressive array of knowledge, skills and understanding that makes you adept at using research to assist clients to further their wider objectives.  You think creatively, are analytical and have an enquiring mind which make you quick to assimilate varied and complex information, and convey this clearly to others.  An uncompromising approach to quality and excellent communication skills underpins your ability to nurture and grow client relationships. You are efficient at keeping abreast of best practice and UK Government social research and evaluation practice and thrive on the opportunity to innovate and improve. Strong commercial acumen, success of writing winning tenders is a must, as is your ability to motivate and manage your team to deliver on time, in scope, to budget and to client satisfaction.

What you can expect at Winning Moves: The opportunity to be an instrumental senior team member of a fast-paced consultancy with ambitious plans to double in size over three years. A rewarding role, you will design and deliver high profile, contemporary and challenging research and evaluation projects. You will work collaboratively alongside a great bunch of committed, clever, ambitious people who reflect our values in all that they do: different, better, faster. We also promise you an employer that invests in your career, consults you and gives you space to do amazing work. 

How to apply: If this sounds like the role for you, then download the full job specification to find out more, and then apply by sending us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you should join our team, to recruitment@winningmoves.com.

PLEASE NOTE: we have extended the closing date for this opportunity until 20th September 2022 and will speak with applicants directly about additional interview dates.

Closing date for all applications is 2nd December 2022.

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How can we help you?

 0121 285 3800
UK Head Office (postal)
Winning Moves
6 Bennett's Hill
B2 5ST
The Discovery Partnership
Stratton House
Cork City