Consultants (Housing & Regeneration team)

£35k - £85k • Full-time / Flexible • London / Remote

Job profile

31ten is looking to make a number of new hires into our local government housing & regen consulting team. We operate a flat structure reflecting the value we place on each team member’s contribution, so we only have one consulting band which accommodates consultants with a range of experiences and associated reward packages, offering opportunities to grow and develop your business development, client delivery and technical skills from the point you are at right now.

We are interested in hearing from people who have previously worked for either a management consultancy and/or in the public sector and have 2+ years of experience. The key thing for us is your ability to add value to the projects you work on for our clients and finding you a home that fits you within the working culture we are trying to build.

Key areas of focus

We have entered an ambitious period of growth and are keen to speak to candidates who are interested in helping us to design and deliver services to local government which:

  • Supports the development of ‘places’ through business cases, accessing regional and government funds and targeted project work (e.g. to reinvigorate the high street);
  • Delivers effective development management, development viability, programme management and project management;
  • Establishes real or virtual funds to support economic growth / recovery and other objectives;
  • Generate long term sustainable income streams or one-off receipts through better use of assets;
  • Identifies opportunities and evaluates options to drive regeneration, develop new housing and support growth ambitions;
  • Develops a strategic approach to securing investment by developing and setting up trading companies, joint ventures and partnerships.

About you

We hire the person first, experience second, shaping the role around the individual. We recognise that every candidate’s experiences and background will be different. We value a broad, diverse range of perspectives and we recruit based on competence and potential; typically, we expect the following:

  • The ability to engage successfully with clients and client teams, as a lead or as part of a team
  • Contributing to the design and delivery of projects, as a lead or as part of a team
  • Monitoring and managing project timelines and key risks
  • Working independently and self-managing time and resources
  • Supporting business development, from coordinating and producing material for proposals to developing and leading market propositions
  • A demonstrable commitment to improving public sector and local government services

Available roles

We’re looking for consultants to join the team at three different levels, fitting within the below salary and experience bands:

  • £35-55K – at least 2 years+ experience including leading workstreams, deliverables or projects as part of broader teams
  • £45-£70K – at least 4 years experience including leading projects or complex workstreams, directing other resources and specialist understanding and experience of the public sector
  • £70k+ – at least 6 years experience leading programmes or multiple projects, managing accounts, leading larger teams and contributing to business development with a more developed specialist or technical knowledge of the public sector

Benefits

  • Annual salary: £35k – 85k based on experience and skillset
  • Performance-based bonus every 12 months
  • Matched pension up to 6% of gross salary
  • Private healthcare package, including discounted gym membership, cinema tickets and smart watches – additional ability to add family members
  • Continuous opportunities for career support and training
  • A fun and supportive working environment
  • Flexible working – with time split between home and our office in central London

Example candidates

Below are some examples of the roles people play at 31ten:

Kwame – Kwame joined 31ten with three years’ experience of working in the public sector as a local government officer in economy and skills. Kwame was keen to broaden his experience and use his knowledge of working within local government to support delivery of consultancy work, so 31ten were able to offer him several projects in his first six months. One of these involved developing a ‘Green Book’ Business Case for a local authority who were exploring the opportunity to set up an Investment Fund to support innovation and economic growth in their local economy.  Kwame worked closely with the 31ten team to design and lead workshop sessions with the local authority to develop and explore the options for the Investment Fund before drafting and preparing the Business Case.  The Business Case was subsequently approved, and Kwame is now supporting the local authority in the detailed operational plan to launch the Fund.

Sarah – Sarah joined 31ten with six years of experience, firstly as a local government officer and latterly at a large consultancy. Sarah was assigned to lead two projects simultaneously. The first was the completion of an options appraisal for a large potential regeneration scheme where the client was keen to examine and understand the options for the most appropriate approach to develop the sites.  Sarah worked with 31ten colleagues to support the client in defining a clear set of measurable objectives and through a series of workshop sessions to review and appraise the options which led to the conclusion that a joint venture partnership was the most appropriate solution for the scheme.  In parallel with this, Sarah project managed the viability review of a Town Centre masterplan, working with 31ten financial modelling colleagues and liaising with the multidisciplinary project team to develop a bespoke financial model to appraise the masterplan.

To apply for this role, please email your CV and three bullet points outlining why you’d be a fit for the position to the address below.