Job details

Location London
Salary £90000 - £110000 per annum
REF 889740_1719229600

Consulting Director – Farming, Food & Environment Policy

The Company:

Join a global business that takes a collaborative approach to working with its unrivalled network of experts in the UK. They are looking for an experienced evaluation leader to design and direct a portfolio of evaluation studies on government policies relating to environmental policy areas, including farming, agriculture and many more related thematic areas. As a Senior Director, you’ll provide technical, management, and development support to colleagues while contributing to their wider evaluation services.

At this global agency, they embrace differences and are always ready to ask if there is a better way to do something. Their leading team of experts are thought leaders across a huge range of disciplines, and their approach is always inclusive and personal.

The Opportunity:

To be considered for this role, you should have a strong track record in the design and delivery of environmental policy evaluations, research, and analysis for the UK Government, working as a project director and service leader. You should also have an expert understanding of the theory and application of impact and/or process evaluation methods in accordance with Magenta Book guidance, experience of leadership in a consulting or similar project-based environment, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About you:

If you have expertise in applying evaluation methods in one or more of the following policy areas, preferably in a UK context, Natural resources, conservation and enhancement of landscapes, countryside stewardship, land management, historic management

Sustainable food system, agri-food chain, food standards, workforce/labour, supply chain risks, food security, consumer preferences and behaviours

Crop performance and protection services, animal health and welfare, nutrient management and sustainable system services, agriculture, farming, we want to hear from you!

In this role, you will design and direct a portfolio of evaluation studies on government policies relating to the topics listed above. You will also contribute to the development and delivery of our wider evaluation service offer for the govt, working with our senior leadership. Additionally, you will provide technical, management and development support to colleagues who are at an earlier stage of career progression.

The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in the design and delivery of environmental policy evaluations, research and analysis for the UK Government, working as a project director and service leader. You should also have an expert understanding of the theory and application of impact and/or process evaluation methods in accordance with Magenta Book guidance. Experience of leadership in a consulting or similar project-based environment, strong project management and commercial skills, and expertise in business or major programme leadership are also required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Salary & Benefits:

This agency offers a range of competitive benefits including private medical insurance, dental insurance, an online GP service, and 25 days of annual leave, plus UK bank holidays. Salary highly competitive depending on experience and hybrid working conditions offered.

Contact: Abi Blank

* Are you a UK citizen? If ‘no’ please confirm your visa status.

* We are committed to creating inclusive and diverse workplaces. We encourage applications from people of colour, LGBTQIA2+ communities, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities, neurodiversity, impairment, and mental or physical health conditions. Your CV will be considered purely on the potential that you’ll bring to the role. Please let us know if there are any adjustments needed to make your interview/screening process as seamless and comfortable as possible.

* Established in 2008, we are one of the UK’s most successful and independent recruitment consultancies with industry recognition, becoming the first choice for permanent and interim Market Research and Insight recruitment for agency and client-side companies. Hasson Associates comprises seven dedicated experts with comprehensive knowledge, experience, and networks within market research, insight, and analysis. Providing a bespoke service to both clients and candidates, we pride ourselves on being a unique boutique consultancy focusing on service and delivery rather than volume.

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