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Manager

Full-time

Do you have a passion for public services? Are you interested in how behavioural science can help to solve complex social problems? Are you naturally curious? IMPOWER is expanding and looking for enthusiastic, intellectually curious, empathetic and motivated team players to join us as Managers.

We are seeking experienced candidates who are passionate about the public sector, to join us as a Manager.

You will be responsible for the management of projects and project teams, ensuring the successful delivery of agreed commitments to our clients. You will do this using your expertise and our EDGEWORK approach to make impactful changes that benefit our client’s needs.

You will be responsible for drawing out insight from our projects to share across the business, generating ideas for how we can develop our offer and methods of change delivery. You will have some responsibility in building relationships with client stakeholders as directed by your project leaders.

You will manage project teams, direct reports and associates, and you will performance manage our pool of talent across the entirety of the people lifecycle – from recruitment interviews, performance appraisals, to pastoral care.

Location: Flexible, with UK travel required (as a business we currently work from home where possible to support government guidelines)

Contract type: Permanent, full-time or part-time

Salary: Competitive, from £58,000 per annum

About you

To be right for the role – you should have a combination of the below skills and experiences, including:

  • experience working in a similar role within a Management Consultancy – with project delivery expertise focused on people/behavioural change
  • experienced in managing multiple project teams and workstreams
  • experience of public sector consulting, with a deep knowledge of local government, social care, health and / or housing
  • evidence of exceptional emotional intelligence, with a clear understanding of how to work in values-based organisations and environments
  • demonstrable ability in developing and managing high performing people, achieving effective results, with the ability to flex management style according to individual need
  • having a commercial mindset with a clear understanding of the commercial requirements of running a consulting business, their contributions in supporting these and in ensuring consulting staff are delivering against their commercial responsibilities
  • having analytical, written and presentation capabilities which are a must
  • being comfortable with nationwide travel and be prepared in some cases to stay overnight local to client site.

About our offer

  • Competitive salary, with a personal and company-based performance bonus
  • 28 days annual leave (+ bank holidays), with buy/sell/rollover scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance and Income Protection
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Gym Subsidy contribution, including to online fitness subscriptions
  • Parent, guardian, and carer friendly policies
  • Discounts at a variety of high street retailers
  • Regular training and development opportunities
  • Paid volunteer/CSR days
  • Regular team socials and celebrations (even virtual ones!)

About our commitment to Inclusion

At IMPOWER, whilst we are committed to being an equal opportunities employer – our commitment to facilitating a safe, inclusive working environment doesn’t just stop at an Equality and Diversity Policy.

We are an organisation that is actively working towards anti-discrimination of any kind against race, gender, gender identity, sexuality, disability, age, religious belief, parental or carer commitments, marital status or civil partnership. We do this through our D&I strategy, through constant review our policies and procedures, through our recruitment processes, and through the training and development of our staff.

Our bi-monthly Inclusion forums give staff a safe space to share ideas, concerns and thoughts on how we can continue to create and embed an Inclusive culture – focusing on the main principles of psychological safety and celebrating the diversity of our team.

Apply now

To apply, please email jobs@impower.co.uk with your CV and cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience.

We endeavour to consider and respond to all applications in good time, although due to the sheer volume of responses this may not always be possible. Please note that if we have not contacted you in 14 days after the closing date, then it is fair to assume your application will not be pursed further in this instance.

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