Freelance Strategy Consultant

The PSC

  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: This role has no specific closing date.

Job Description

About The PSC

We exist to improve public services, for organisations, society and individuals. The PSC is a team of public service consultants united by the belief that better public services are the key to a stronger society. Dedicated to the sector, we work closely and collaborate with ambitious leaders and teams to solve complex challenges and deliver high-value change. Our expertise has been recognised by the Financial Times, The Economist, The Guardian, and the Health Service Journal.

For the past decade and a half we've been recognised for working with and supporting leaders in public services to tackle the knotty problems and make changes that last. We thrive on a challenge, we get our hands dirty and we're committed to delivering meaningful change that matters, to individuals, and society.

What we look for

We value the broad experience of our freelance associates, who work within our core consulting teams to deliver lasting change in public services whilst retaining flexibility.

As an associate, you would be an integral part of our team and build strong ties with our staff and clients. You may work on projects for just a few days or for extended periods. You may take on a broad-ranging project role or responsibility for specialist aspects. Associates join us at different levels depending on their experience, and work alongside our staff members.

We’re particularly looking for people with expertise in one of our business units (Performance, Digital or Strategy) or with deep sector knowledge in a particular area of public service, such as health, universities or central government. We have specific needs in roles from analyst to programme manager (min 2 years’ experience) within the following areas:

  • NHS/healthcare strategy and management

  • HM Treasury business cases

  • Strategic problem-solving methodologies

  • Building analytical models using established best practice methodology (default in Excel)

  • Data science and advanced analytical skills – e.g., using large/complex data sets to solve specific strategic and operational problems; strong statistical understanding and application of techniques; expertise in R and Python,

  • Project/programme management and PMO

  • Health planning

  • Capital programmes

  • Engagement with board-level stakeholders / clinical leadership

The application process

There are two stages to the online application, so read the details below carefully and prepare your responses before proceeding.

In the first stage of the application you are asked to provide us with your contact information and a copy of your CV.

The second stage is three open ended questions for you to demonstrate your skills, tell us what changes you are keen to see within the public services and why you would make a great associate within our team.

Finally, we appreciate the time that goes into your application, we will be in touch as soon as we can. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of submitting your application, do drop us an email to check in: recruitment@thepsc.co.uk.

In order to process your application we will need to collect some personal data about you - rest assured we will handle your data with care and only use it for the purposes of assessing your application and auditing our recruitment process. For full details, please see our Privacy Policy: https://thepsc.co.uk/privacy-policy/.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application