Rocket Science Uk Ltd
Rocket Science Uk Ltd
Rocket Science is a policy, research and grant management consultancy working throughout the UK

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Top job! Principal Consultant - Edinburgh, Employability & Skills

  • Full time
  • £38,266 – £48,336
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st July 2021

Rocket Science is a specialist research and consultancy organisation focusing on employability, education and skills, poverty and welfare, and health and social care. We work across the UK from our three offices in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London. We work closely with our clients including central and local government, charities and community organisations to review and evaluate services, conduct social research including understanding needs, exploring lived experience, setting strategies and governance structures and conducting quantitative impact analysis such as cost benefit analysis and SROI.

We are looking for a Principal Consultant to join our growing team to support and help drive our employability and skills research across Scotland as well as provide support for projects across the UK. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced team member who is interested in progressing into senior management of the company in the medium term. Direct experience in employability and skills delivery or research would be preferrable but indirect experience is relevant as well. Scotland-specific experience is not a requirement.

Job Purpose

Support and drive our employability and skills work across Scotland and the UK.

Key areas of responsibility

We are looking for an individual to:

  • Support and drive the building of our employability and skills projects including business development in Scotland and across the UK
  • Lead teams carrying out research and consultancy projects across our specialisms, delivering high quality, influential work including desk based analysis, field work, written and oral presentation of findings, and facilitation
  • Actively explore and understand emerging and cutting-edge evidence on what works across a wide range of our specialist areas and issues, particularly in employability and skills
  • Support and develop more junior staff. This may include being a supervisor for one or more staff members
  • Contribute to and lead the development and presentation of proposals and tender submissions
  • Develop strong working relationships with current and potential clients that leads to winning new work.
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Research Consultant – Newcastle, London and Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • £21,000 – £31,000
  • Newcastle, edinburgh or London - Home & Office based
  • Closing 30th July 2021

Rocket Science is a values led consultancy with a high reputation for the quality of our work and our influence on both policy and practice.

We are now looking for consultants to join our Newcastle, London and Edinburgh teams.

We are currently home working but in the medium term the post will involve a mix of office and home based working, to be agreed with the successful candidate. We will provide all the office equipment you need to work comfortably and efficiently from home.

We have highly regarded staff development programme with a supportive supervision and mentoring approach. In 2019 we were accredited at Gold level as both Investors in People and Investors in Young People. We were one of the first companies to sign up to the Scottish Business Pledge and we are an accredited Living Wage employer.

Purpose of Job

To contribute to a range of assignments with a variety of clients across the UK, and to winning work.


We are looking for multiple people with 2 or more years’ experience in a relevant field to join our Newcastle, Edinburgh and London teams.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To undertake research/policy work, including: content and data analysis; analysing and interpreting policy, legislation, statistics and other information; identifying good and bad practice; and forecasting trends and future developments
  • To help with the development of ideas, products and services on behalf of Rocket Science and/or its clients and in the context, where appropriate, of different public-policy initiatives
  • To contribute to the production of proposals, reports and briefings in appropriate forms which may include newsletters, articles, letters and mailings
  • To undertake other duties and tasks appropriate to the post as may be required from time to time.