About the role
We are seeking an experienced consultant with 8+ years of relevant experience, including at least 3 years in consulting, to join our growing team. This role will predominantly focus on leading and managing advisory projects, complemented by time dedicated to business development. The successful candidate will have a commitment to and strong networks in the social sector (e.g. not-for-profits, government, philanthropy, CSR, social enterprise, social procurement).
Consulting: Leading complex strategic advisory projects for a wide range of clients and working across the entire project lifecycle, you will consult with our clients to understand their pain points, uncover strategic opportunities, conduct research and perform complex analysis, stress test ideas and provide thorough recommendations driven by stakeholder engagement.
Business development: You will help to support the financial sustainability of the organisation, with a focus on providing and extending client value, engaging project stakeholders and generating opportunities through your network.
If you are interested in joining a profit-for-purpose consulting firm delivering a unique brand of advisory, we invite you to apply for this role to sit within our dynamic, values-aligned team. Please note that we are looking for the successful candidate to work 4-5 days per week.
We value diversity at Spark and welcome candidates from all backgrounds to apply.
A day in the life of a Senior Strategic Advisor at Spark will include a range of tasks and subject matter, so it will lend itself to someone who likes learning and variety. The day is also likely to have more ‘facetime’ than desk-based quiet time, with interactions characterised by people seeking your advice and attention, which you’ll approach with a solutions mindset and good humour. Examples of daily activities include:
- Running an engaging and enjoyable two hour strategy workshop with a not-for-profit board and executive team, either online or face-to-face.
- An ad hoc catch up with a junior member of the Spark team to support and mentor them with a challenge they’re facing.
- Taking stock of your to do list and re-prioritising.
- Meeting with a c-suite for-purpose leader to kick ideas around about an opportunity that’s just arisen.
- Incorporating feedback from a client on a final project deliverable, balancing being responsive with strategic integrity.
- Sending a shout out email to the whole team that celebrates something ‘Sparkie’ done by another colleague.
About the organisation
Spark Strategy works with leaders who are as excited by ideas as we are, who want to take action and transform. And we stick with our clients to achieve outcomes, favouring long-term relationships over draft and dash plans. Our approach is highly interactive and all about bringing energy into the process through team-based workshops and activities that spark moments of discovery. We do the heavy lifting behind the scenes, stretching and probing the ideas before rigorously planning out the execution and building the organisational stamina required for transformation. We employ both traditional consulting tools (without the consultant-speak) and creative tools to help unearth ideas that are practical yet innovative.
Our key services include strategic planning, business model design, operating model review, theory of change and impact measurement, facilitation, co-design and other strategic projects e.g. (partnerships, innovation).
How to apply
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