Managing Consultants – Delivering Improvement Programmes in Healthcare (Providers)

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The pandemic brings unique challenges to our healthcare clients as well as new opportunities to make patients’ lives better in the future by doing things differently. We help healthcare organisations adapt and transform, connecting people and technology to reinvent care for better outcomes. In the process, we empower patients and generate greater efficiency.

We work with both private and public healthcare systems in the UK, the US and Europe, helping payers, providers, healthcare associations, regulators and governments. We look for innovative ways to improve quality of care and value. That might mean using the latest technology to help people live more independently and ease pressure on services. Or creating unique partnerships between care organisations to simplify patients’ choices and improve results within existing budgets.

Our consultants, many of whom have industry backgrounds, couple their expertise with our technological know-how to transform care systems and deliver tangible results.

We help you:

  • put patients at the centre of care
  • boost productivity by transforming services
  • integrate different parts of care systems to make services more efficient and easier to navigate
  • translate regulatory guidelines into reality
  • create the right teams and choose the right technology to achieve your goals.


What we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to join PA’s global Healthcare team in a Managing Consultant role as we rapidly expand our business focused on healthcare providers.  As a Managing Consultant you will be part of our leadership team, taking new service propositions to the market as well as developing new business and strong client relationships whilst leading and delivering great work. At PA, we take a pragmatic view of solving client problems. Our Managing Consultants have significant scope to develop new solutions and build their senior network, whilst also maintaining direct leadership of client assignments.  You should have a track record of successful programme delivery working within a major professional services consulting firm, healthcare provider or system - however other backgrounds will be considered.

Our work with providers is focused on:

  • Delivering real improvement and efficiency across some of the most challenged trusts and systems
  • Supporting trusts to address the workforce challenge through the design and implementation of new workforce models and solutions
  • Improving operational performance, productivity and patient experience through targeted solutions, such as our award winning scheduling tools, and solutions that cross organisational boundaries
  • Supporting the redesign and reconfiguration of clinical services that are fit for the future
  • Supporting the transformation and reconfiguration of corporate and clinical support services

You will be joining our existing UK Healthcare team of ~100 people and will bring the following core knowledge and capabilities:

  • A solid understanding of the challenges facing the UK healthcare sector, and Providers in particular
  • Operational management, financial management or consulting (from a recognised firm) experience in healthcare providers
  • Evidence of your contribution to the delivery of financial, operational and/or service improvement
  • Experience working with NHS datasets which may include financial, clinical and performance data, to identify and evidence improvement opportunities
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to engage and influence clinicians through an understanding of quality
  • Good project management, presentation and business writing skills


  • Private medical insurance
  • Transport allowance
    25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
  • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/ partner life
  • Opportunity for share ownership
About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.


Private equity investment

PA agreed a private equity-style investment with Jacobs in March 2021, a global technical and professional services leader that is “Challenging today, Reinventing tomorrow”. PA and Jacobs have shared values that are based on always doing the right thing for their people, planet and clients; a strong purpose; a desire to make the world a better place; and a drive to help innovative organisations go further, faster.

The relationship with Jacobs will allow PA people to maintain ownership in our business, to act with the care of owners and to benefit from the value that we deliver. More than two-thirds of our people own shares in PA. And it will create new opportunities for our people to build their careers and do impactful work.

The investment from Jacobs sees The Carlyle Group exit their investment in PA after a successful five-year partnership. Together, we’ve built strong foundations that will let us continue to provide exciting new opportunities for our people and clients, and over the next five years grow our firm to more than £1 billion.

Since our founding in 1943, the story of PA has been one of ingenuity – ingenious work that grows businesses, delights customers, serves citizens and improves the health of the planet. As we turn the page with Jacobs, we're excited by the opportunity to create new, and even better stories in the years ahead.

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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Job information

Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: London



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