Managing Consultant - Public Services - Analytics

London, United Kingdom
Functional areas

10 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5DH, GB


Company description

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 3,300 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.

Job description

With a global network ranging from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you fascinating work, unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to realise your potential to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a successful and rewarding career. 

Within PA the Managing Consultant (MC) role represents a top tier appointment in the organisation, with MCs typically serving as our business development, thought and team leaders. With one foot in the operation, one foot in the strategic and a head for business and proposition development, this role is highly varied and calls for someone who is autonomous and a self-starter. 

We are searching for a seasoned expert within Analytics that can help drive new business and deliver projects within the Public Sector. Initially the focus will be on helping to grow the Public Service data and analytic capability by developing Go to Market strategies, writing proposal, producing thought leadership and creating offerings and proposals. As the practice develops you might expect to spend about half of your time actively engaged on client projects, with the balance split between new business development, and working to nurture and support our Analytics practice and people.

Duties May Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Building interpersonal relationships with client teams, through involvement in business development activities and day-to-day management/interaction with team members, in the work.

  • Spotting opportunities to grow revenue via your relationships and understanding where we can add more value to our client engagements.

  • Building and growing teams – from entry level to more senior folks – so that they are engaged, supported and growing as individuals and as teams.

  • Orchestrating best in class output, ensuring that we are delivering the right thing at the right time to our clients.

  • Helping build an extraordinary culture, which attracts and retains the highest quality at all levels of career.

  • Expect a sleeves-up role, as all our people are client facing and empowered to fulfil the best outcome for their clients.

About Public Services at PA

Our Public Sector team brings together the right expertise and experience to challenge conventional thinking and deliver exceptional results across the public sector. We operate across all aspects of the public sector including central and local government, education, policing and justice, the third and charities sectors. The diversity of our work is unparalleled and we have a reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective solutions for our clients.

We are the team who:

• Helped councils respond innovatively to pressures in adult social care.

• Transformed higher educational services within Russell Group Universities.

• Has repeatedly delivered operational IT systems successfully into police forces.

• Helped TfL reduce the cost of fare collection by 40%.

• Supported the letting of contracts worth £2.4 billion to put in place the underlying infrastructure for the roll-out of smart meters in Britain.

• Supported foreign investment in the UK.

Delivering exceptional results that have a lasting impact is what we do. Balancing proven methodologies with fresh, unconstrained thinking is how we do it. Central to each challenge is a perfectly balanced team of experts handpicked for the task.

  • You will have established yourself as a trusted leader, from successful experience building business pipelines through to complex delivery in areas such as Data Science, Business Intelligence, Visualisation, Data Management etc.

  • Have a view how data and analytic techniques can solve issues impacting the wider public sector

  • You have demonstrable experience working within a fast-paced multi-disciplinary environment and can evidence your ability to deal with large amounts of information, make decisions effectively, and guide teams to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

  • You can evidence how you have identified new revenue opportunities and converted these into business growth as well as having delivered projects of significant value.

  • You will be commercially savvy - with clear experience delivering effective estimation and working with cross discipline teams to get to the heart of a solution, articulating the technical elements clearly to internal folk but, critically, to clients too.

  • You will be a leader of technical and non-technical people. Evidence of building high performing cross functional teams, coaching and people development. Able to build connections quickly and influence others

  • You will have an extensive network withing the public sector. A strong personal brand and an influential thinker that makes an impact in the market and is able to inspire PA’s clients and its people.

  • You will be good at opening new doors, but also nurturing and growing existing client relationships.

Additional information


  • Private medical insurance

  • 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)

  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. 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

Location: London, United Kingdom



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