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U-Collaborate Knowledge Worker

Date: Nov 25, 2018

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138152BR
Job TitleU-Collaborate Knowledge Worker
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionSolutions & Digital
Service LineInnovation
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KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionWe believe that in today’s world, to solve complex business issues and to spark real change, you need to think and work differently. Traditional transformation approaches often don’t take you far enough, quickly enough. Rational, technical, ‘best practice’ solutions often take much longer to embed in an organisation than planned or expected. We believe that the key to unlock this problem is outcome-focussed collaboration.

U-Collaborate is where this happens day to day in KPMG. It is an innovative capability that combines problem-solving expertise and powerful subject matter insights with a bespoke collaboration environment designed to deliver profound results which drive real performance. U-Collaborate consultants deliver powerful experiences – often in the form of events – that are typically embedded at critical points within large complex change programmes. These experiences drive acceleration, genuine transformation breakthroughs and real ownership of solutions co-created by an aligned group of participants.

The U-Collaborate approach can be used throughout the lifecycle of client relationships, sales and delivery to enable KPMG to succeed in the marketplace through innovative knowledge and thinking.

Supporting all KPMG Services (Advisory, Tax and Audit), KPMG’s
U-Collaborate team is an expert capability that designs and delivers world class client interactions through two key services:

Delivery of innovative, event-based client interactions for 20 - 120 people (over 1 - 3 days)
Creation, and leadership of, client based Collaboration Zones at the heart of clients’ key businesses and programmes
Purpose of the role:


To support the day-to-day delivery of world-class collaboration events and interactions through the delivery of event support roles with a primary focus on setting up and managing the space/ environment for, and during, events


To manage and maintain the environment within the centre day-to-day, ensuring it is always in a ‘client ready’ state


To drive continuous improvement in the centre and in associated knowledge worker processes and activities


To act as an ambassador for U-Collaborate and contribute to the overall development of the U-Collaborate venture

Key Responsibilities:


Maintain the centre environment, ensuring it is always ‘client ready’


Co-ordinate, prepare and set up the environment within the centre for client and internal collaboration events/ interactions, acting as an expert in environment set up


During events, fufil the environment management role, and other roles where required


On smaller, internal events, liaise with project teams to understand requirements and support them in their work


Drive the continuous improvement of knowledge worker activities and processes (event prep, delivery and output processes)


Contribute to the development of the U-Collaborate venture as a whole

Skills/ qualifications required:


Attention to detail and ability to produce high quality outputs in accelerated timeframes


Strong interpersonal skills and experience in working with multiple stakeholder groups


Highly skilled across all MS Office packages, specifically PowerPoint


Knowledge of, and experience in, setting up collaborative, workshop environments


Strong communication skills and excellent team-working skills


Flexibility in approach and ability to react to fast-paced decision making and changes in delivery approaches

Skills/ qualification desired but not essential:


Experience of supporting the delivery of high profile, large scale, client events from an environment set
up perspective


Understanding of collaborative working methodologies, tools, techniques and approaches


Graphic artistry/ facilitation and scribing skills


Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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