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IGH People Consulting Advisor - UK Wide

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

People Consulting Overview

People Consulting is an integral part of KPMG’s Consulting practice and a growing part of our business. This team help to transform the performance of organisations by changing the way people are led, managed and developed. We do this by focusing on two key areas – delivering the people agenda on large scale, complex, transformational change programmes and transforming the HR function.

We have 5 key capabilities that work across the sectors:
- Behavioural Change Management
- Organisation Development
- HR Transformation
- Talent Management
- Workforce IntelligenceWe are committed to creating a dynamic, challenging and engaging place to work and we are a passionate and diverse community where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered to truly enjoy the work they do.
Within the People Consulting team we group around sectors and in the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) team we work in five main market areas including Justice, Security & Safety, Transport and Infrastructure, Education, Productivity & Skills, Health and Human Services, plus Trade, Treasury and Investment.

Role Description
We are seeking talented individuals to manage work streams on client engagements and to take a pro-active business development role by building relationships with clients. You would need knowledge and skills in Behavioural Change Management, Organisation Development and ideally in one other area:
• Behavioural change management: Ensuring organisations realise the benefits of large scale change projects by embedding new behaviours and minimising underperformance during the change
• Organisation development: Target operating model development, organisation design, role clarity, performance management, organisational culture, employee development and reward/recognition
• HR transformation: Creating cost effective, integrated HR functions that contribute to the delivery of business strategy
• Talent Management: Helping clients identify, retain and develop talent, designing reward strategies/incentive schemes and performance management frameworks/processes
• Workforce Intelligence: Helping organisations get the most from their workforce, including strategic and operational workforce planning, terms and conditions of employment, TUPE, plus reward and incentive management

You would also need to ensure you are able to:
• Understand and meet the needs of clients within this sector
• Build and develop positive relationships inside and outside KPMG
• Pro-actively share client, specialist knowledge and best practice across the function

Our work is incredibly varied and on a day to day basis your work could cover:
• Managing a small team of consultants and/or facilitate client teams
• Providing specialist advice and working closely with client leads and team members to successfully deliver project outcomes
• Contributing to People Consulting business development, including working with key account teams to scope opportunities and developing compelling proposals to win new clients
• Contributing to the development of People Consulting Behavioural Change Management and Organisation Design methodology, tools, thought leadership and our wider People Consulting practice
• Taking a significant role in the growth of the team and wider practice, sharing knowledge and supporting the development of other team members

Experience and Background
Candidates should have the following experience:
• Working within organisations covered by our IGH market areas outlined above
• Leading business development initiatives including bid, proposal, contract and commercial negotiation
• Responsibility for standalone deliverables that add significantly to the overall success of a project or work stream
• Commercial awareness and an ability to identify new business opportunities
• Acting as a subject matter expert in advising clients to maximise benefits while reducing risks
• Managing competing agendas/priorities and establish achievable programmes or projects
• Reporting to and demonstrating diplomacy when managing key stakeholders
• Coaching team members to ensure excellent client delivery, whilst also enabling their career development
• Using your expertise, knowledge and experience to further develop and promote the core People Consulting propositions
• Demonstrate continuous learning and a passion about your discipline with a background of continuous learning

Qualifications and Skills

The qualifications and skills for these roles are not prescriptive, but you’d need to demonstrate a significant number of the following:
• Behavioural change management and Organisation Development skills and experience
• Stakeholder management and communication skills, both written and oral
• Demonstrating comfort with numbers (a formal qualification is an asset), processes and policies
• Qualifications and/or accreditation in one or more psychometric assessments tools
• Familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. PowerPoint and Excel)
• Hold Security Clearance or be able to obtain clearance when you join us
• Experience of working in a team
• A strong commercial acumen
• A hunger to learn and develop
• Ability to thrive in a fast paced working environment
• Qualifications including Occupational Psychology, CIPD, CIMA, MBA and Prince2 would be beneficial but not essential

We’d be keen to hear from you if you have at least 3 years of relevant consulting experience or you have industry experience of Behavioural Change Management.

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