Job of the week: Analyst – Consultancy | Farsight Consulting

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Would you like to be part of a company with the energy of a start-up, but which competes with ‘The Big Four’ for clients?

Are you curious about the world? Can you think through problems from many different angles, and come up with and test hypotheses to reach possible solutions?

We’re looking for ambitious and creative people who want to play an integral part in making things happen.

Who we are

We are a boutique consultancy specialising in business, information and technology, helping our clients transform their organisations and services. We have a diverse client portfolio across the public, private and not-for profit sectors. Some of our most recent clients include large government departments, charities and technology companies.

Our team have experience working within a range of industries and bring a diverse set of skills and experiences. Some of the qualities that make our team members stand out include an ability to apply their skills and experience to a wide range of areas, to pick things up quickly, and to grapple with unknowns and ambiguity.  We make the complex, simple.

The role

You’ll work closely with our Analysts and Project Managers (and directly with the client’s teams) to help our clients transform their organisations and the way they deliver services. You’ll be working in a company where no two days are the same.

We look to rotate people around a variety of roles across our three main pathways of Analysis, Delivery and Business Partnering to help you shape your own career and so that you can build up the skills you will need to perform well. A successful Analyst will have a combination of analysis, delivery and business partnering skills. We take an innovative, personalised coaching based approach to learning and development, giving you the tools you need to operate at the highest level.

As well as delivering high quality work for our clients, we want you to help us build the business, and look for opportunities where we can add value and thinking in an entrepreneurial and imaginative way.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for ambitious people with inquiring minds, and an ability to gather and interpret information from a range of sources to develop logical, and creative solutions to business problems. You’ll need to be well organised and good at working independently as well as with other people. A positive outlook, enthusiasm and willingness to learn are essential.

We’re looking for candidates who will be good at:

  • Gathering and interpreting complex information from a range of sources.
  • Presenting your findings and ideas (both verbally and in writing) in a structured way that sets out complex issues very simply and explains your logic.
  • Being adaptable and responsive, thinking on your feet. You’ll use a range of analysis techniques and tools (that you bring with you, or that you learn with us) to gain actionable insight into how to resolve problems and identify transformational business opportunities.
  • Working with people to create innovative, workable ideas that can challenge the way that they see things.
  • Utilising your organisational and communication skills to manage work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Building relationships quickly with lots of people from different backgrounds.

There is real scope for you to shape the future direction of the company, by leading teams and assignments, and taking responsibility for shaping our services, developing our ways of working and marketing what we can do. In return, we will offer a competitive package, and the chance to work on cutting-edge assignments with our clients. If you’d like to kick-start the next chapter of your career, we’d love to hear from you.

This role will require you to apply for and successfully gain SC Security Clearance (which we will do on your behalf when you join). A key requisite for SC clearance is that you should be able to provide evidence of 5 years’ recent and continuous residency in the UK.  The SC Clearance application process also requires you to declare spent and unspent convictions.

Application method

Please send a CV to [email protected]

In addition to sending us your CV please do one of the following:

1. Tell us about some or all of the following

a.   Describe what you’re like on a good day, vs. on a bad day (max 200 words)

b.   Tell us about a time when you saved the day (max 200 words)

c.   Explain the Internet to a 4-year-old. (max 200 words)

d.   What excites you about working at Farsight? (max 200 words)

2.  Answer the following scenario question

You’ve recently started as an Analyst at Farsight Consulting. You have a meeting next week with the CEO of a dog charity. The charity would like to set up a scheme where by they help homeless dogs find owners, specifically people who are lonely. You’ve been tasked with outlining to the CEO how you plan on matching homeless dogs to lonely people – findings dogs a home, and providing lonely people with comfort. Please write a step-by-step project plan that you will present in your meeting, you should explain your rationale for each step you choose to take. (max 600 words)


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