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Senior Consultant

New Philanthropy Capital
London, with hybrid working options
£36,000 – £44,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience.
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

Job Details

Do you want to help the social sector be more effective? Are you interested in rewarding work with a variety of different stakeholders? Join our team, exploring how charities, funders and philanthropists can improve how they help people. You’ll be part of a fun, values-driven team with wide specialisms and expertise, who combine innovative consultancy with research and thought leadership.  

Our organisation: NPC is the think tank and consultancy for the UK charity sector. We work to increase the positive impact of the sector, to improve people’s lives, make communities stronger and the planet healthier. We help organisations improve what they do, we influence policy and sector behaviour, and we support innovation in the sector. By working across charities, funders and government, we have a unique perspective and influence, while our consultancy department works with some of the leading organisations advancing great practice.  

Our work is highly regarded in the sector, and we work with a range of clients including charities of all sizes, grant-making trusts, corporates, government, and philanthropists. Recent clients include large organisations such as Comic Relief, smaller organisations such as Right to Succeed and philanthropists working across the UK. This is an exciting opportunity if you have a passion for strategy, impact measurement and for making the social sector more effective.  

This role:  

We are looking for someone who is interested in helping charities and funders improve how they help people. We have a varied portfolio of work, and one of the joys of working here is that you gain a lot of different skills. Having said that we are particularly interested in people who have a philanthropy, systems change, or user involvement background.   

As a senior consultant you’ll work on 1-1 consultancy work with a variety of clients, as well as contributing to NPC’s wider thinking and influencing work.  

The attributes we are looking for include:  

  • A keen interest in how charities and funders can continually improve their impact  
  • Relevant or applicable experience in consulting, professional services, public policy, grant making or the third sector 
  • Research and analysis skills such as workshop facilitation, data analysis or qualitative research 
  • A track record of project managing research or consultancy projects 
  • Ability to generate new business and lead client relationships 
  • Ability to write well in clear, plain English 

Other attributes that would be an advantage include: experience of grant making or philanthropy; experience or knowledge of systems change; and experience of user involvement.  

The diversity of work and topics, autonomy, intellectual stimulation and supportive culture makes this a special role. But we understand nobody has everything in the job description. What’s more important to us is a real enthusiasm for the job, and we are committed to supporting and developing you through informal and formal learning and training. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority candidates and individuals who self-identify as being from an economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds, groups currently underrepresented in our workforce.  We are open to applications from people looking to work part-time hours. 

We are based in London and offer hybrid contracts (we expect staff to be in the office at least one day per week). We are open to applicants who wish to work on a part-time basis, at least [30] hours per week.  

Salary: £36,000 – £44,000 per annum, pro rata, dependent on experience. We also offer a range of competitive benefits including 25 days holiday pro-rata (not including bank holidays), paid study and voluntary leave, and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoptive benefits. You can read more about our benefits here. 

Take a look at the more detailed job description 

And apply by sending: 

  • a cover letter that highlights the attributes that you believe that you would bring to this role. 
  • your CV 
  • a completed equal opportunities form 

to before the deadline of 12pm on Thursday the 4th April 2024 quoting Reference SC:02 in the subject line. 

If you’re interested in working for NPC, but not sure this is the role for you, please do check out other vacancies on our website. 

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from those without the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we cannot offer sponsorship for applicants at this time.   



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