People and Organisation Consulting -associate | Dublin or Cork

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Advisory - People and Organisation

Management Level


Job Description & Summary

Our collective blend of expertise and experience makes PwC a great place to work. PwC Ireland welcomes people from all backgrounds to join us on the next step in your lifelong journey of development and discovery. We are actively upskilling our workforce to better participate in this new world, training and developing our people to support clients and communities. Let's see where your talent could take you.

A career within People and Organisation (P&O) Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We help our clients to unlock the potential of their talent, understanding the impact of business strategy on people, and the impact of people on business success. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in their people.

The P&O team works with clients to achieve faster, stronger and sustained change by complementing their own management capabilities with our people experts. Specifically, the key competencies within P&O are handling organisational change (including organisation design and change management), talent management (including strategic workforce planning and diversity & inclusion), people performance (including human capital analytics, reward and culture change), HR Transformation (including HR Technology) and Executive Search. We work across multiple industries and often in collaboration with wider consulting teams - so you’ll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in the breadth and depth of our service offerings.

The role of the Senior Associate is to ‘think beyond’ to participate in and support programmes that solve important client problems. PwC has heavily invested in digital technology and tools to enable you to deliver outstanding solutions as you;

  • Deliver projects in line with engagement objectives, timelines and budget
  • Collaborate as an effective team member during an engagement by communicating relevant issues, requesting feedback and coaching junior team members
  • Collaborate with clients to obtain relevant data and information; critically analysing, and gaining insight from, this data
  • Research and resolve queries from clients or other team members
  • Prepare formal client artefacts, reports and presentations to senior manager/director/partner review stage
  • Contribute to proposals for new and follow-on engagements as required
  • Create practical thought leadership articles and publications
  • Support business development initiatives
  • Participate in practice development activities within P&O and Consulting

Education / Professional Qualifications:

  • A recognised University Degree or equivalent, preferably in HRM or business field;

Experience Required:

  • 2-3 years HR Consulting or Transformation experience - specifically in the following areas (Organisational Change, Organisation Design, Talent & People, Performance, HR Transformation)
  • HR Practitioner experience is an advantage
  • General consulting experience and advantage (internal or client-facing)


  • Demonstrates analytic and strategic thinking: Identifies issues and practical recommendations through sound analysis and application of business and technical acumen.
  • Thinks beyond: growth mindset to challenge existing practices, contributes, promotes, and adopts new ideas (innovation) and approaches.
  • Teamwork and leadership: Creates, communicates and supports a common vision and direction.
  • Values driven: Reinforces our values through day to day behaviour and questions disrespectful behaviour.
  • Planning and Organisation: Displays initiative. Demonstrates the ability to prioritise tasks. Has the ability to multitask. Well organised, plans in advance.
  • Goal Orientation: Persistence, drive and energy directed to the achievement of well-defined goals.
  • Industry Knowledge: Curious, learns and applies knowledge and thought leadership in respect of a wide range of HRM disciplines and other People & Organisation domain areas.
  • Business development: Proactively contributes to building relationships with clients through project delivery and developing their own networks.
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of business environments
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, we use Google G-Suite so if you have experience with these tools, great, if not we’ll help you learn.
  • Proven organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Client service and intellectual curiosity
  • Willingness to travel

At PwC, we celebrate talents from all backgrounds and welcome applications from people who identify as disabled, neurodivergent, or who live with other long-term conditions. We want our candidates to have every opportunity to thrive in our recruitment process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Therefore, we welcome the opportunity to discuss with candidates any barriers we can remove, or adjustments we can make to appropriately adapt our process fairly and support them to perform at their best. Please contact us to request any accommodations.

Why you’ll love working for PwC (Benefits)

We want you to love every minute of your career. But we get it: each stage of life comes with a new set of priorities and demands. This is why we support you with a range of financial and non-financial rewards and benefits. There’s something for everyone. Here’s just a flavor:

  • A competitive compensation package with a defined career path
  • Paid overtime up to Manager grade
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan
  • Subsidised healthcare insurance
  • Wedding leave and gratuity, paid maternity leave, new parent leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • “Everyday flexibility”: Supporting you with where, when and how you work for your wellbeing and enabling you to to be productive and balance your working and personal life
  • “Hybrid working”: A blended arrangement where you can blend working from home, at the PwC office or client site depending on business, client and team needs
  • “Flexible Friday”: A 3pm finish on Fridays through the Summer and ahead of bank holidays
  • On-site gym and shower facilities, fitness classes and wellbeing services
  • On-site restaurant, shop, dry cleaning service and phenomenal coffee, treats and eats in our newly refurbished food market Plant & Bean
  • Commitment to digital transformation. All our employees attend our Digital Academy Training
  • A dedicated team of Learning and Development professionals who work to deliver an evolving training framework. It’s our goal to continuously develop our employees' technical and professional skills
  • Training is centered around the “PwC Professional” our global leadership framework. It focuses on developing your core skills to become an authentic and inclusive leader for all levels
  • You’ll be paired with mentors to help you develop your skills, diversify your experience and support you in achieving your career goals
  • We’ve over 3,000 people working in PwC Ireland, and we hire over 300 graduates every year along with 300+ experienced hires so there is always lots going on with different societies and social events and you can get involved in as many or as little as you want.
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is really meaningful to us also and last year we were certified by the Business Working Responsibly Mark. The Mark assesses outstanding CSR and sustainability and looks at leadership, policies, practices, performance, and impact in areas such as; employee engagement, diversity and inclusion, innovation, environmental practices, supply chain management and engagement with the local community, and we are one of only 29 companies in Ireland to achieve this.
  • Creating a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve is hugely important to us and last year we signed up to Elevate - the Inclusive Workplace Pledge. By signing up to this Pledge, PwC have committed to building and supporting a workplace that is equal and representative of all members of Irish society. We are only 1 of 50 companies in Ireland who have signed up.
  • Be Well, Work Well is our name for everything we do to help our people stay well and the support we provide when they need it; helping you perform at your best, at work, at home and everywhere in between. We know that there are many aspects to wellbeing, and so we’re constantly expanding our approach and offerings to our people.

PwC is an equal opportunities employer. All appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance and ability. We are committed to the continued development of the personal and business skills of our employees and you will be treated in a fair and unbiased way and given every encouragement to realise your potential.

Diversity & Inclusion

PwC is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We are committed to an inclusive culture where you can be yourself, and where differences are celebrated and embraced.

We promote equality and dignity in all aspects of recruitment and employment, and all appointments and promotions are made on the basis of performance, competence and ability. We are dedicated to your personal and professional growth and you will be given every encouragement at all stages of your career to realise your full potential. This ethos is embedded at every level of our business.

You can learn more by accessing about how we are driving a culture of belonging at PwC and explore our range of inclusive programmes, initiatives, employee resource groups and more.

We recognise that confidence can sometimes get in your way of applying for a job. So, whatever your path here or however you identify, please don’t hesitate to apply - we would love to hear from you!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Firm: PwC

Location: Dublin


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