Top job! Principal Consultant – Health and Social Care

  • Full time
  • £38,266 – £48,366
  • Edinburgh or Newcastle
  • Closing 26th February 2021

  • Advertised from 5th January 2021
  • 37.5 hours per week


Rocket Science is a specialist research and consultancy organisation focusing on poverty and welfare, health and social care, and employability and skills. 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 health and social care research expert to join our growing team to support and help drive our health and social care social research across Scotland and the North East of England 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.

We offer a highly supportive work environment centred around an intent-based leadership approach that empowers Rocket Scientists to be leaders in everything they do. 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.

Application notes

A full Job Description including details of how to apply is available to download below.

Closing date for applications Friday 26th February 2021.

We plan to hold virtual interviews for shortlisted candidates during the week commencing 8th March 2021 (but are flexible in terms of the availability of shortlisted applicants).