Tuesday 2nd August 2022

1437 Consultant - Pennington Choices Ltd


The role will combine consultancy across a range of areas including building safety, property compliance, repairs, asset management and procurement, as well as broader management

Consultant

Pennington Choices Ltd

 

The role will combine consultancy across a range of areas including building safety, property compliance, repairs, asset management and procurement, as well as broader management i.e., organisational structure and performance management. This will be primarily to the social housing sector but may also include the private sector i.e., private housing/property providers/contractors.

The candidate will deliver, and support a range of consultancy projects, including those that are complex in nature.

Please note direct experience of all the consulting areas is not a prerequisite. However, some experience would be advantageous.

 

Key Accountabilities Responsibilities:

• Deliver, and support effective consultancy projects - this includes project scoping and planning, client meetings, stakeholder communication, data analysis, research, and report writing and project close. The job holder must have excellent communication and organisational skills and be adaptable to different environments and stakeholders.

• Build stakeholder trust and confidence - a critical part of this role is the ability to build rapport. The development and management of client relationships is integral to the role, together with the ability to speak with confidence to a range of audiences on a range of property and housing matters.

• Deliver “billable hours” (to be agreed) - please note this is not a sales target - this is part of resource planning and overhead management - and will be agreed with the consultant. Thought leadership, including the scoping, planning, and undertaking of research associated with clients, projects, sector development etc.

• Directing others, critically appraising, and evaluating research, translating it into points for action, and disseminating pertinent information where appropriate.

• Data analysis - Interrogating, appraising, and evaluating data as part of consultancy projects (can also direct others in the team or wider business for large data projects).

• Client engagement - Drafting client reports to a high standard and presenting information in the most appropriate way to meet client needs. The ability to write clear, focused, and coherent reports which are complex, strategic, and analytical is a prerequisite, therefore excellent communication skills are required.

• Presentation and facilitation to a range of levels and stakeholders including executive teams, boards, and external organisation such as regulators and conference audiences.

• Business Development and Marketing - Develop and manage client relationships to ensure a high level of client satisfaction and advocacy.

• Horizon scan to identify potential areas for business opportunities and work with clients to understand and capitalise on their needs.

• Provide and support marketing activity which may include drafting of blogs, new articles, case studies etc. as well as attending events.

• Working with the Head of Consultancy and the marketing team to develop and deliver a business growth focused marketing and communications plan. Personal specification and requirements

• Technical Qualifications - Professional qualification or degree qualified.

• Functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level.

• Picks up technical things quickly; can learn new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge.

• Uses time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

• Able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

• Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes opportunities.

• Makes good decisions based on a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement.

• Knowledgeable about how organisations work; knows how to get things done through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organisations.

 

Benefits:

At Pennington Choices, we encourage our people to be the best they can be, and we provide them with training, variety and support to help them along the way. We offer a working environment that is stimulating, where our people are given the tools they need to help shape their careers. With a proven track record of promoting from within, we provide opportunities to grow.

• 26 days annual leave (3 days allocated over the Christmas shut down) plus 8 days Bank Holidays

• Additional leave for length of service up to a maximum of 31 days

• Opportunity to buy additional annual leave or sell surplus leave

• Company events

• Enhanced employer pension contributions of 4% when you contribute 6%

• Cycle to work scheme, offering savings of at least 32%* on a new bike and cycle safety accessories

• Access to an online employee discount platform

• Life insurance/Death in service offering 2 x salary cover

• Private medical insurance

• Referral programme

• Wellness programmes If you are interested in this position,

 

Please submit your CV and a covering letter to resourcing@pennington.org.uk

  • Location Nationwide (Based from Head Office, Warrington)
  • Salary 45000.00
  • Close Date 01/09/2022
  • Contact Name Chris Spencer
  • Contact Details 01928 568 842
  • Job Type Full Time

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