23rd May 2024

Business Case Consultant

Location: Dundee, UK

Deadline: Thursday 20th June 2024


We are seeking an experienced Business Case Consultant to join our growing team.


You will play a pivotal role in developing comprehensive business cases for a diverse range of public and private sector projects. This is a unique opportunity to use your expertise to help clients advance innovative projects that make a genuine difference in the world.

Urban Foresight is a purpose-driven consultancy that is focused on achieving transformational social, economic, and environmental outcomes. Achieving this change requires a better alternative to traditional consultancies. We care more and excel at turning good ideas into great projects.

You should apply if you are:

  • excited to be involved in cutting-edge projects that improve lives, protect the environment, and create new economic opportunities
  • motivated to take a leading role in a growing business
  • enjoy sharing your knowledge and working with passionate people.

This permanent role is based in our office in central Dundee.


The role

You will lead the development of comprehensive business cases for a range of projects in the UK and overseas.

This will build on a deep understanding of UK government guidance and standards for business cases, excellent analytical skills, and the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing robust and compelling business cases, ensuring alignment with the standards and guidelines of the relevant funding bodies.
  • Conducting detailed cost-benefit analyses, financial modelling, and risk assessments to support business case development.
  • Collaborating with clients and stakeholders to gather necessary data and insights, ensuring business cases are comprehensive and tailored to project requirements.
  • Facilitating workshops and meetings with clients to define project goals, scope, and success criteria
  • Providing expert advice on best practices for business case development and ensuring all deliverables meet high-quality standards.
  • Staying up-to-date with relevant UK government policies, standards, and frameworks, including HM Treasury’s Green Book, the Five Case Model, and other pertinent guidelines.
  • Preparing and presenting business case documents and reports to clients, stakeholders, and funding bodies.
  • Business development and proposal writing
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of business case methodologies and tools within Urban Foresight.


Skills and experience

We are keen to meet candidates from a range of backgrounds.

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A relevant degree and professional experience
  • Experience of developing successful business cases
  • Strong understanding of standards and guidelines for business cases, including HM Treasury’s Green Book and the Five Case Model
  • Excellent analytical and financial modelling skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively, both verbally and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with clients, stakeholders, and multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of successful business development and writing proposals to win new consultancy contracts.


About Urban Foresight

Urban Foresight is the UK’s leading place-based innovation consultancy. We are a purpose-driven business that works with ambitious clients around the world on projects to improve lives, protect the environment and deliver new economic opportunities.

Our success is based on a multi-disciplinary team with shared values and diverse expertise across a range of sectors.

We think deeply about how to turn good ideas into great projects that can have a lasting and transformational impact.

The ideal candidate will be excited about what we do and keen to contribute to our mission to make good things happen.


How to apply

Applications should be made in the form of a full CV and covering letter sent to: by 20th June 2024. Early applications are welcome.

Please indicate in your covering letter your salary expectations and notice period.

Urban Foresight strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. As part of this commitment, consideration will be given to requests for part-time working in this role, subject to this satisfying the required business need.

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