Skip to main content

Work for the Institute of Public Care

If you want to make a difference, by working for an outstanding university institute that has a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing, then read on

Consultant and Senior Consultant: two positions are available


Contract type: Full time, permanent

Salary: £41,526 or £46,718

Location: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you will initially work remotely. In the longer term, you will be expected to spend some of your time working in our Oxford office, with regular UK wide travel.

Closing date: 16 March

About the roles

We are looking to further enhance the skills and capacity of our team because of growing demand for our support. As well as strong communication and problem-solving skills, these roles require an active interest in business development and public care - health, social care, supported housing and children’s services.

We are looking for enthusiastic, intellectually curious and motivated team players to join us as a Senior Consultant or a Consultant. You will be responsible for leading and/or undertaking knowledge exchange projects and ensuring the successful delivery of agreed commitments to our clients.

Projects could include a wide range of activities, such as facilitating a meeting, delivering a training session, designing a survey, analysing and interpreting data, researching best practice, writing a report or interviewing someone who works in the sector e.g. in a care home or a local authority. You are likely to be working on several projects at any one time. To find out more click on the:

  1. Consultant job description and Consultant person specification or the
  2. Senior Consultant job description and Senior Consultant person specification

We are particularly interested in applications from people:

  • with a versatile research skill set, able to undertake qualitative and quantitative research; OR
  • who have primary, community, secondary or public health services experience in the UK; OR
  • who have been involved in programmes of change or transformation within mental health, learning disability, or children and young people’s services; OR
  • with experience of supporting the care sector to safely achieve the benefits of digital technology.

About the Institute

The Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University provides applied research and evaluation, consultancy, and training to help NHS trusts, government bodies, local authorities, charities and commercial organisations make a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. We have a high profile, strong reputation and excellent track record.

This is not your usual university post. We evaluate and develop the areas of public care that matter most to people, producing actionable and insightful results to drive improvement and innovation in care. If you are passionate about making a difference, then IPC could be the place for you.

Working alongside colleagues who are experts in their field, you will play an important role in achieving our vision. To support you we offer a friendly, rewarding place to work with many benefits including generous holiday entitlement and contributory pension scheme.

We value diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage applicants from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBT+ community or other underrepresented backgrounds.

How to apply

To apply for either role, visit the Oxford Brookes jobs website, upload your CV and a supporting statement that demonstrates how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification.

If you would like to have a discussion before applying, please do not hesitate to contact us on and we can arrange a call with Fiona Richardson, Philip Provenzano or another member of the team.


As well as salaried staff, we employ Associates who are used to supplement the portfolio of skills and experience of our salaried colleagues. Our Associates work on a freelance basis on specific projects or areas of expertise. We are looking for Associates for these key areas of our work:

  • People with primary, community or secondary health services experience in the UK. We are particularly interested in people with operational or commissioning experience as well as those who have led reviews or redesign of services or systems or have developed health policy and strategy. Email Philip Provenzano, Assistant Director if you are interested.
  • People with good qualitative or quantitative research and data analysis skills to support our applied research and evaluation. Email Katy Burch, Assistant Director if you are interested.
  • People with experience of designing and delivering leadership development or commissioning training programmes. In particular, we would be very pleased to hear from anyone who is bilingual in Welsh and English as we are looking for an Associate Tutor to deliver our learning and development programmes across Wales. Email Fiona Richardson, Director if you are interested.

Contact us to talk about jobs

Philip Provenzano,
Katy Burch,
Fiona Richardson, Director