Senior Consultant

Spring Impact
London, UK
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
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About us
Spring Impact is supporting the world’s most ambitious social purpose organisations to solve big problems. We partner with teams who are doing truly transformative work but are frustrated that they could be reaching many more people. Over the last ten years, we’ve worked with over 250 organisations across the world, and we’ve learnt a lot about what it takes to scale social innovations, and are confident in the tried-and-tested approach we’ve developed to partnering with others on their journey. We support organisations primarily through direct consultancy with charities and social enterprises. We also run training and publish tools supporting mission-driven organisations to understand how they can scale and reach more people. We also aim to influence the sector, with a focus on trusts and foundations, to create an environment that supports mission-driven organisations with proven solutions to scale them up.

About the role
You will join our exceptional UK team (see bios here) and collaborate with colleagues based in our US office.

Primarily, Senior Consultants work in two or three person teams to:

Lead projects with partner organisations to develop strategies and plans to scale their social impact

Contribute analysis and critical thinking to shape the strategic direction of projects and make recommendations to our partners (eg. nonprofits, social enterprises, foundations)

Manage other members of the team, supporting them in their work and in their professional development

Prepare and facilitate workshops with partners

Lead day-to-day relationships with partners

Conduct interviews and focus groups with partners and stakeholders, including their clients or constituencies

Manage project delivery to schedule, budget, and quality

Draft reports, presentations, and financial models

Creatively and proactively problem-solve when partners experience obstacles on their journey to scale

Coordinate project logistics

Develop bids for projects with new and existing partners, including engaging with partners on their objectives and drafting proposals.

Beyond working with our partners, there is the opportunity to contribute to internal activities such as:

Improving our monitoring & evaluation, developing our external communications or updating our methodology

Writing blogs or attending conferences

Your first six months and beyond
Within the first two to four weeks, you will learn about our methodology for creating impact at scale, through a mix of team-led training, project-shadowing and self-directed study.

You’ll then be introduced to partners and begin to work in project teams to deliver consulting, coaching and training. You will help our partners determine how to best scale their impact – working on several projects at once across sectors. This could include working on racial equity, economic empowerment, climate justice, houselessness, early childhood education or reproductive justice. You will work collaboratively with our partners and really take the time to get to know them.

Staff benefits
Like everyone else on the team, you’ll benefit from:

A flexible approach to working and home-working, with team members being asked to come in once a week to our London office

Three-months fully-paid maternity leave on successful completion of probation, increasing by one month for every year of service, up to a maximum of six months

Three-months fully-paid parental leave (i.e. for partners of birth parents), with the option to take a further nine months unpaid leave. Parental leave is also available for the new matching/placement of an adopted child

25 days holiday, increasing to 27 after two years

A personal training budget of £2000

Mental health support, including access to therapy and counselling, via Spill

Spring Impact’s Commitment to Inclusion
At Spring Impact, we firmly believe that the impact of our work is strongest when our team has a variety of experience, expertise, and insights to draw from. Our staff draw on their lived experiences and their professional backgrounds from across the social sector. We’ve got plans to grow further and are looking to add experience and new perspectives as we do so. We are committed to ensuring that Spring Impact is representative of our society at large, and is an inclusive environment for all, regardless of race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socioeconomic background, family/parental status, and any other protected characteristics. We hope to continue fostering an environment of belonging at Spring Impact, where all team members are encouraged to be their authentic selves and where their needs in the workplace are met.

In pursuit of these goals, we not only want to cultivate a culture of inclusion and justice at Spring Impact, but to implement practices that allow us to take steps in achieving these aims. This can be seen in our flexible working schedule (for those who may have caring responsibilities or may face inaccessible transportation), de-biased hiring platform, and organisation-wide involvement in DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) workshops.

We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, especially those who may come from marginalised and underrepresented groups.

For further information on how Spring Impact has incorporated DEIJ practices into our organisation, and what work we still need to do, please refer to our article “Embedding and Advancing DEIJ: The Distance We’ve Travelled and the Distance Still to Go”.

Next steps
Applications should be submitted through the Be Applied site. Please note that we only look at submitted CVs after we complete the blind scoring of answers. They will be reviewed beginning September 18th until the position is closed.

In the event of a face-to-face interview, in order to ensure that candidates face no barriers to attending the interview, Spring Impact will reimburse reasonable travel costs for anyone travelling from outside of London.

If you are offered the role, you will have the opportunity to have an informal conversation with a current Senior Consultant to help you decide whether the role is right for you.

If you have any practical or logistical questions about the application process or role, please email However, as part of our ambition to diversity and equity, we have decided not to offer potential applicants the opportunity of an informal conversation with Spring Impact before applying. This is because we want to ensure that all candidates have an equal opportunity to perform well in the application process. We know that many factors contribute to individuals feeling comfortable reaching out for informal conversations – including social, cultural and educational background, as well as personality and confidence levels- and we want to ensure that those with the confidence to reach out do not have more information to perform successfully in application and interview. We are driven to ensure that applicants across socio-cultural and educational background have an equal footing in the application process. For candidates offered the role, we will offer the option of an informal conversation with a Spring Impact team member to help you understand whether the role is right for you.

Key Details

Salary: £43043 – £44765


Closing: October 12th, 2023 at 23:59

Applications should be submitted through the Be Applied site. Please note that we only look at submitted CVs after we complete the blind scoring of answers. Interviews will be conducted the week commencing 20th October 2023.

Applicants must reside in the UK and have the right to work in the UK for at least three years.