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Senior and/or Principal Consultant

We are looking for two people to work on a range of exciting public sector projects across the UK

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  • Contract type: Two full time permanent positions
  • Salary: Senior Consultant grade 11 £47,419 rising annually to £51,799 and Principal Consultant grade 12 £53,348 rising annually to £60,022
  • Location: Oxford based, flexible remote working options, plus 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 roles

We are looking for enthusiastic, intellectually curious and motivated team players to join us as consultants. You will be responsible for leading 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, interviewing, delivering a training session, designing a survey, analysing and interpreting data, researching best practice, or writing a report. You are likely to be working on several projects at any one time.

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As well as strong communication and problem-solving skills, these roles require an active interest in and experience of public care - health, social care, children’s services and / or housing. We are particularly interested in applications from people who have either:

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

Where will you work?

We are currently working from home but in the longer-term, travel within the UK to meet with our clients will be required as part of these roles. There is flexibility over the work location of this post but there is an expectation that there will be travel to our Oxford office as well as travel across the country.

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 either role, visit the Oxford Brookes jobs website, state which role(s) you are applying for, 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 25 - 31 January

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