Good Governance Institute
Working within an established national organisation, this role offers a great opportunity for an experienced and practically-minded individual to directly contribute to the growth of the organisation and to its impact as an independent agent of change within the public, third and private sectors.
About Good Governance Institute (GGI):
We have been at the forefront of governance thinking for a decade, working across the public, third and private sectors. We are a highly-respected, independent consultancy, rated as a ‘4 stars’ management consultancy for 2018 by the Financial Times, with a commitment to changing the world through what we do. While we are a profit-making organisation, all our products and services are open-source, consistent with our Institute status.
Our main market sector is in healthcare, and the majority of the clients we work with are in the NHS although we also have a significant presence in higher education. Other clients we have worked with include national sporting bodies and professional organisations.
Our work is highly varied, ranging from very senior thought leadership and policy projects to local community engagement assignments.
How we work:
Our ethos runs through everything we do. We are proud of our values which shape not just our work with clients, but also the way the company is structured and run.
Working at GGI is demanding, meaningful and fun. You will be working with some very stressed clients who require high levels of professionalism and patience, and also find yourself working on cutting-edge projects such as the new models of care work for the NHS or supporting GGI leverage the best out of our partnership this coming year with COHSASA in Cape Town. You will have the opportunity to develop your own profile through being encouraged to network at senior events, write attributed (as well as ghosted) articles and enhance your social media presence.
We support our clients and influence the sectors we work in by using sound, evidence-based thinking and deep knowledge of the market to add value by what we do, often creating bespoke programmes of work. It means that whoever works for us must enjoy the challenge of variety, be flexible in their approach to clients, and be active in turning our ethos into practice always.
GGI is committed to ethical, inclusive and legally-compliant recruitment and employment practices. We encourage and support applications from candidates without discrimination and operate an equal opportunity workspace.
The Senior Consultant is a full-time role which will allow the successful candidate to experience and contribute to a fast-paced consultancy by being part of a dedicated team delivering a demanding programme of work. The role involves core responsibilities in delivering the continued growth of the organisation across multiple sectors. GGI maintains an ambitious and hardworking culture and strives to support the belief that there are no limits for the potential of individuals.
- Lead a small team of consultants, involved in programmes across all work streams of the business, ensuring the highest standards of practice and conduct
- Develop effective partnerships and relationships with clients and potential clients which help secure the long-term sustainability of the business
- Handle a portfolio of clients, planning and delivering programmes of system redesign, leadership and organisational development
- Promote learning and development across the organisation by growing the evidence base for our work, through creation of intellectual property, tools and techniques which set an industry standard
- Generate innovative solutions to organisational problems, both for and with clients, through use of benchmarking, networking and sharing of creative ideas and sound data
- Commission and contribute to independent research and analysis to generate intelligence of strategic and practical value to clients and to the reputation of GGI
- Lead engagement and communication processes with clients, their stakeholders and policy-makers
- Drive forward analysis of market opportunities and secure their conversion to live projects
- Contribute fully to the senior team’s role in growing the ethos and sustainability of the company, undertaking any further responsibilities required
- Senior leadership experience gained in more than one organisation or sector and/or a track record of over five years’ senior consultancy experience
- Sound conceptual and working knowledge of the practice of good governance and of quality standards and improvement
- Evidence of securing, designing and delivering complex change programmes from inception to conclusion, to time and quality
- Proven experience in the methodologies of service redesign, change management and improvement programmes relevant to health and care, higher education or the private sector
- Ability to access potential clients of value, using established networks, and an appetite to grow new business relationships
- Strong report-writing and presentation skills at a level expected for engagement with a Board in a large public organisation
- Resilience and flexibility to handle multiple projects and changing demands to time and quality
- An open and engaging style, with high levels of respect and sensitivity to the contributions of others required in a small team
- Background degree and/or experience relevant to current health/care or higher education
GGI offers highly flexible working arrangements. This role is open to applicants throughout the UK. Regular UK-wide travel and London presence is required. We have a workspace in Black Prince Road near the Thames in Lambeth, balanced with home and some on-site working with our clients.
Competitive salary £50,000 - £60,000. Benefits package includes enhanced employer’s pension contribution, gym/fitness allowance, personal development package and generous expenses equating to a little more than £5k a year. This includes travel to and from the workspace plus a daily subsistence allowance when not working at home.
GGI is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
How to apply
Interested candidates should apply to Laura Botea (Programmes Director, GGI) firstname.lastname@example.org with:
• Up to date CV outlining: contact details, education/qualification and awards, work history, current remuneration details • Separate supporting statement explaining why you should be considered for the role • Two referees (to be contacted following final interview)
All applications will be acknowledged, and feedback will be provided to those who are interviewed for the position.