9th May 2024

Head of Health and Social Care Consulting

Location: Newcastle or Dundee, UK

Deadline: Thursday 6th June 2024


We are seeking an experienced and ambitious consultant to lead our portfolio of health, social care, and wellbeing projects.


This is a unique opportunity for someone with the entrepreneurial drive to develop an important area in our growing business.  

Urban Foresight is pioneering a different approach. Our aim is to provide a better alternative to traditional consultancies. This is built on three core principles: 

  • Impact – we’re a purpose-driven business that strives to improve lives, protect the environment, and create new economic opportunities 
  • Innovation – there’s an art to making good things happen. We excel at turning good ideas into great projects 
  • Place – we work hard to understand places and make practical recommendations that help our clients succeed. 

This permanent role will be based in one of our offices (Newcastle or Dundee). Other locations may be considered for outstanding candidates. 

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 and working with passionate people. 

The  role

You will lead a talented team of consultants to win and deliver work for public, private, and third sector clients. This includes a mixture of focussed consultancy assignments and longer-term evaluation projects. 

As part of this role, you will:  

  • develop and implement a strategy to secure a profitable pipeline of contracts and grow our market position in health and social care consulting 
  • take responsibility for managing the financial performance, quality of work, and contractual liabilities for our health and social care group 
  • be responsible for the appraisal, performance, development, morale, and motivation of staff 
  • be a valuable member of Urban Foresight’s senior leadership team. 

Skills and experience 

You will possess a deep understanding of project-based consultancy in the health and social care sectors. 

The ideal candidate would have:  

  • 10+ years of relevant sector experience 
  • extensive experience as a project director and senior project manager  
  • experience of leading consultancy teams to win and deliver a portfolio of multiple parallel projects 
  • experience of managing resources, budgets, and contracts 
  • a track record of successful business development and generating sustainable revenue streams 
  • proven leadership, people management, and staff development skills  
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • an established network of clients to support your revenue generation efforts. 

About Urban Foresight 

Urban Foresight is a forward-thinking consultancy. We are a purpose-driven business that works with ambitious clients around the world on projects to improve lives, protect the environment, and create 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.  

We have built up a strong track-record in health and social care projects, with a talented and growing team. 

The ideal candidate will be passionate about new ideas in health and social care, 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: people@urbanforesight.org  by Thursday 6th June 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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