Overview of Rocket Science
Rocket Science is a highly regarded specialist consultancy with offices in Edinburgh, North East England and London. We focus on performance improvement of services for the public and work as independent advisers, researchers, evaluators, facilitators, trainers and mediators. We specialise in the fields of employability, health and social care, housing and homelessness, learning and skills, third sector development, and local economic development. Our services go beyond consultancy to include organisational and partnership development, as well as acting as evaluation partners and managing agents of a number of grant programmes. We have a particular commitment to helping disadvantaged individuals, families and communities enhance the quality of their lives. For more detail visit our website at www.rocketsciencelab.co.uk
We are now looking for a number of new Rocket Scientists to join our growing Edinburgh based team, based in our office in Edinburgh’s West End. Although based in Edinburgh staff work across the UK.
Summary of role
We are looking for an experienced consultant or someone with the equivalent skills to contribute to the work of the company across the UK, including contributing to high quality solutions that meet the needs of our clients and providing day to day management of projects. This role would provide the successful applicant with:
·Consultancy and research experience at a senior level
·Experience managing research and consultancy projects across a range of policy areas and project types from evaluations to organisational capability building tasks
·Experience managing staff, including their day-to-day management and ongoing professional development
·Exposure to how a small company operates
·An understanding of organisations and policy throughout the UK by managing and contributing to projects for organisations across the UK.
This role is suitable for someone with prior consultancy experience, or someone with relevant project and people management experience who is interested in working in the consultancy world.
A full Job Description is available for download below.
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