We’re currently looking for an adventurous, curious and engaged new consultant who’s keen to work with clients on preparing for crisis, planning for the worst and supporting when things go wrong. They need to be willing to travel, to work independently, and to work hard using novel technologies to come up with solutions to some of the difficult problems our clients face. Is that you? If so, read on.
Who are we looking for?
We’re currently looking for a new Consultant to join our crisis and security strategy consulting team, who will also get the chance to work on intelligence and investigations projects. It’s an important client facing role, delivering work everyday for clients to improve their ability to respond to crisis and incidents and to reduce their risks – including when operating in difficult or hostile environments. You’d be working with global organisations – from telecommunications, to banking, to insurers, to NGOs – to help them understand how to become more resilient to changes in the global security environment. Most of the time you’ll be asking what could go wrong, and how can we prepare for it.
We’re very open minded about who this position would suit – and so predominantly we’re looking for particular character traits and experiences rather than knowledge or expertise in a particular sector. Do you:
If you think all of these apply to you, and you have experiences that can back that up, we can teach you the rest. Experience in a similar client-facing role would be desirable, whether in the public or private sector.
What kind of work would I be doing?
Like any job, it varies: we feel the work that we do is absolutely fascinating, and enables us to see parts of the world (and parts of organisations) that very few get to see. That being said, it’s not always possible to work on the most interesting projects all of the time: but you’ll definitely learn, a lot, consistently and build extremely close relationships with our clients. Your day to day would generally fall into a few different areas:
You’d be travelling a lot, but usually based at our office in London’s Soho – a busy, vibrant part of the city adjacent to large firms like Twitter and Warner Brothers.
What's the package?
We’ve always felt that it’s really important to be totally transparent with our people about what we can offer. It’s also very important to us that our team are completely incentivised to do their best to help our clients, and feel comfortable that they have a future in a fast-growing, innovative firm where their personal growth is prioritised and they can have influence over what we do, the direction we’re going in, and the work we do for our clients. The successful candidate will:
What's the application process?
We’re initially taking CV applications and submissions until:
Monday 30th September
After that date, we’ll be getting in touch with a number of individuals to take forward to a first round of interviews and a remote assessment. From that point, we’ll then conduct face-to-face interviews and a more comprehensive assessment and presentation to identify the successful candidate. Every individual that gets to the final assessment phase will be automatically considered for future positions. The assessments will be designed to test your ability to absorb new information, scope out a problem, devise a solution and present it confidently and convincingly using writing, graphic design and any other skills you can muster to convince us of the merits of your chosen approach. We’ll also take time in the process for you to get to know our team.
How do I apply?
It’s always frustrating to fill out a long, detailed, job-specific assessment for a position and then never hear back. We’ve decided that for our first stage a CV/resume is absolutely fine, as this will give us a good starting point to understand your background and experiences which could be relevant for the role. A lot of our job involves developing good looking, easy to read documents which our clients will use in the middle of a crisis – so the way you present your CV/resume information is important to us, so don’t be afraid to try a new approach to get our attention. We don’t use resume scanning systems which penalise one CV/resume format over another – humans will read every one. You can submit this using the email address below – but be sure to include your current contact information!
We’re looking forward to meeting you.