15th February 2024

Economic Development Consultants

Location: Dundee, UK

We are looking for ambitious consultants to work on an exciting portfolio of economic development projects.


Urban Foresight’s approach to economic development is different. We’re focused on achieving transformational social, economic, and environmental outcomes. Achieving this change requires a better alternative to traditional consultancies. We excel at turning good ideas into great projects that unlock the potential of places.

You should apply if you are:

  • excited to be involved in cutting-edge projects that make a genuine difference in the world
  • motivated to take a leading role in a growing business
  • enjoy sharing your knowledge andworking with passionate people.

Roles are available at all grades and will be based in our office in central Dundee.

The role

You will work on projects covering diverse sectors and geographies. This includes:

  • economic and social research
  • feasibility studies and business cases
  • strategies for places and sectors
  • evaluations of programmes and policies.

As part of this role, you will:

  • undertake research to advise clients on options, risks and appropriate actions
  • conduct stakeholder engagement, through structured interviews, facilitated workshops, and surveys
  • develop strategies to guide investments
  • write concise and insightful reports
  • prepare proposals and contribute to our work winning activities
  • track and understand relevant developments in local/regional policy and funding

Skills and experience

We are keen to meet candidates from a range of backgrounds and with different levels of experience.

As the ideal candidate, you would have:

  • a university degree
  • experience of working as an external consultant to public and private sector clients
  • experience of bid writing and business development
  • competencies in both quantitative and qualitative research
  • ability to analyse problems, find data and source information to quickly develop an understanding of new areas
  • excellent report writing skills, with an ability to clearly summarise findings and offer meaningful insights
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver engaging presentations.

About Urban Foresight

Urban Foresight is the UK’s leading place-based innovation consultancy. We are a mission 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 15th March 2024.

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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