This vacancy has now closed


  • Full time
  • £21,902 – £26,081
  • Edinburgh or Newcastle
  • Closing 29th January 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 consultant to join our Edinburgh and Newcastle Team to support contracts across the UK. We are looking for an enthusiastic team member with experience in research, social research, or in one of our specialist areas. This post will be based in either our Edinburgh or Newcastle office depending on the preference of the successful candidate.

We are now looking for a consultant to join our Edinburgh/Newcastle team. Our Edinburgh and Newcastle based staff work closely together to support primarily Scottish and NE England contracts but also participate in projects across the UK.

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 for download below.

Closing date for applications Friday 29th January 2021.

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