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Assistant Consultant

We are looking for an Assistant Consultant to support our applied research and consultancy projects

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  • Contract type: Full time, permanent
  • Salary: £27,924 rising annually to £30,497
  • Location: Oxford based, flexible remote working options, plus occasional UK wide travel

About us

The Institute of Public Care (IPC) is a small knowledge exchange unit embedded within the University. We provide applied research and evaluation, consultancy, and training to help NHS trusts, local authorities, and care providers improve people’s health and wellbeing. We are a trusted partner in care: we have a high profile, strong reputation and excellent track record.

This is not your usual university role. We evaluate and develop the areas of public care that matter most to people, producing swift, actionable and insightful results that improve the health and wellbeing of citizens and communities. If you are passionate about making a difference, then IPC could be the place for you. We are looking to further enhance the skills and capacity of our team because of growing demand for our services.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, intellectually curious and motivated team player to join us as an Assistant Consultant. Your role would be to support IPC consultants by undertaking research and providing project co-ordination. This could include a wide range of activities, such as interviewing people, designing a survey, analysing and interpreting data, or writing a report.

To find out more click on the Assistant Consultant job description and person specification.

We are particularly interested in people who can design, develop and administer on-line surveys. Knowledge of or previous experience of the UK public care sector - health, social care, children’s services and / or housing - is an advantage.

Where will you work?

There is flexibility over the work location of this post, and we are currently working from home, but in the longer-term there is an expectation that there will be regular travel to our Oxford office as well as occasional UK wide travel.

Our offer

To support you we offer a friendly, rewarding place to work with many benefits including generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme, parent, guardian, and carer friendly policies and more. For more information about working for Oxford Brookes see

Diversity and inclusion

Equality, diversity and inclusion are core values of the University. We aim to be a genuinely inclusive organisation for staff, students and the wider community. We strongly encourage applicants from black and racially minoritised backgrounds, who are underrepresented in our workforce, as well as those with disabilities and from the LGBT+ community.

How to apply

To apply for the 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, Katy Burch or another member of the team.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date for applications is 10 January

Interviews will take place online 24 - 26 January

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