Consultancy Executive vacancy

Do you want to join a growing organisation that helps socially-minded organisations achieve incredible things? Are you interested in building a successful career in consultancy?


At Oaks, we challenge organisations to think differently about their structure, purpose and future. We help them to explore and realise their fundraising potential and generate new and diverse revenues. You could be part of that journey, through taking the lead in your own area of work, while also working alongside the senior leadership team to collectively meet the needs of our clients.


We work with hundreds of organisations around the world, including Laureus Sport for Good, UEFA, Carer’s Trust, the National Brain Appeal, the Lawn Tennis Association, and Special Olympics GB. Our team has collectively raised millions of £s for these organisations from an ever-growing list of trusts, foundations, major donors and corporates; enabling our partners to reach more vulnerable people and ultimately change lives across the world.


Our growing team combines sector-specific experience and skills with "home-grown" energy and drive; giving us diversity of thought, a fresh perspective, and a constant focus on innovation. We are invested in the growth and development of every individual because if they thrive, our work thrives. As a result, a high proportion of our team progress from entry-level roles into specialist and leadership positions within our organisation or our sectors; and we couldn’t be prouder.


The opportunity


We are now looking for a talented individual to join our growing consultancy team and work with a variety of sport, education and charity causes around the world.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Working closely with consultants to deliver strategy, fundraising and governance projects, providing project management, account management and assist with other relevant tasks

  • Provide research assistance to the team. This will include regular research into our clients and sectors, benchmarking client competitors for analysis and reviewing data and insight provided by the client

  • Developing and managing successful relationships with our clients that help us deliver an exceptional consultancy experience

  • Delivering exceptional client satisfaction levels through solid project management

  • Support the wider team as necessary


CORE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE


We are looking for an individual who would be a natural addition to our energetic, purpose-driven team: independent and innovative thinkers who enjoy identifying new opportunities, developing high quality and persuasive prose. No previous work experience is required.


We are looking for:

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Proactive nature and creative thinker

  • Excellent account management skills and confidence in developing relationships with a range of audiences

  • Efficiency – the ability to multitask and produce work to tight deadlines – and ability to independently prioritise between tasks with overlapping deadlines

  • Strong communications skills at all levels and the ability to give information clearly

  • Competent in Microsoft office software, specifically PowerPoint

  • Basic design/document layout skills

  • Ability to undertake independent desk-based research as instructed by project director

  • Ability to analyse and interpret simple data

  • Organised and comfortable with following processes


WHO WE ARE


We are a team united by our commitment to:

  • Constantly challenging ourselves and our partners

  • Making a real difference to the lives of those our partners support

  • Having fun whilst we work and not taking ourselves too seriously

  • Trusting and valuing each other

  • Being agile and flexible in our approach

Individuals who join us on our journey will:

  • Be rewarded for their efforts

  • Have opportunities for progression, being provided with the appropriate training and development

  • Be continuously challenged

  • Be given diverse and exciting opportunities and experiences

  • Develop and hone skills that lead to great careers

  • Join a social and passionate team who support social change


Oaks is welcoming of applications from individuals of all ages and backgrounds and we invite you to apply and come and join our team.


Location: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham (Hybrid) or Remote

Salary: £19-21k

Contract type: Permanent (full-time)

How to apply: Please email an up-to-date CV and cover letter (1 page A4 max) to katy@oaksconsultancy.co.uk with “Consultancy Executive Vacancy” in the subject of your email. If you have any queries or would like an informal chat please contact our Director of Services, Katy Baker at katy@oaksconsultancy.co.uk.


Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.