E&S Senior Consultant

Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an employee-owned, B Corp certified, independent consultancy with an established reputation and proven expertise in the fields of UK and EU sustainability, focusing on economics, the environment, social policy, and chemical management.

We provide multi-disciplinary, innovative, expert advice and strategic analysis, assisting both public and private sector decision makers in the development and implementation of sustainable policies. We offer a broad range of services and use a variety of skills to produce high quality, tailor-made outputs. The work we do places us directly at the centre of European and UK legislative processes, providing us with an opportunity to help ensure public and private sector entities achieve their sustainability goals.

Over the past 34 years, we have innovatively and proudly pushed forward the boundaries of how impact assessments and evaluations, as well as broader policy analyses, are carried out across a range of different fields. Our work has often been used as examples of best practice. Our clients come to us for innovative approaches, creative thinking, and critical analysis.

About the role:

We are seeking a senior consultant to support the Environment & Society team in delivering and growing our portfolio of work. Our mission is to help clients create a better environment and society.

As a senior consultant, you will probably have:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within .
  • Background in ecology, ecological sciences or environmental sciences.
  • A proven track record of winning work and supporting on the full project lifecycle, including tender preparation, for impact assessments, studies and/or evaluations using UK and/or EU guidelines.
  • Experience of applying social research methods drawing on both quantitative and qualitative evidence within ecology and environmental services (statistics, ecological data, biodiversity).
  • Experience of supporting impact assessments and/or evaluations according to UK and/or EU guidelines.
  • Project management skills and experience of leading relevant projects for public sector clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and proven ability to deliver high quality reports.

Additional skills that are desirable include:

  • Familiarity with natural capital accounting, ecosystem services, natural resource issues, environmental economics.
  • Ability to create innovative methodologies to meet clients’ needs.
  • Experience of line management and contributing to business development.
  • Demonstrable skills in stakeholder engagement including ability to develop and run workshops, focus groups and semi-structured interviews with a range of stakeholders from government departments and agencies through to local organisations and community groups.
  • Experience of identifying potential work and developing proposals to bid for work.
  • One or more EU languages besides English.

Salary and benefits

RPA operates a transparent pay policy and pay is based on relevant experience. The senior consultant level starts at £35,500.

We offer up to 38 days holiday a year. After 6 months you will gain equity in the business via the Employee-Owned Trust which brings tax free profit share and a voice in the future of the company. We offer private health care to all employees from day one, 5% pension contribution, enhanced pay family policies, 20 days full sick pay, 5X salary death in service cover, paid volunteering leave and B Corp discounts.

We operate an agile working policy allowing flexible working hours and location meaning each employee can manage how often and when they are in the office.  We believe this helps our co-owners to have a good work life balance. When you want to be in the office, you will be based at either our head office in Norwich or one of our hubs (we have hubs in London, Cambridge, North West and the South West (Bristol area)).

The position is permanent and can be full time or part time. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. You must have the right to work in the UK.

If you want to be part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team with ample opportunity to help steer future direction of our UK work, whilst contributing to positive impact on the environment and society, please send your CV, and why you are looking to join RPA to  applications@rpaltd.co.uk (REF: RPA SENIOR CONSULTANT ENVIRONMENT), or use the form below and upload your CV directly.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19th April 2024 earlier applications are encouraged as interviews will be ongoing. 

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