Baxendale is a specialist management consultancy that exists to help organisations thrive in the face of complex challenges. Working across the public and third sectors, we support clients to reimagine, transform and grow their organisations in a way that creates positive economic, social and environmental change. We’ve helped our clients win £1.5 billion in contracts and raise investment of over £50 million; and have helped over 100 businesses and organisations to become employee owned, like us.
A large part of our work involves supporting health providers delivering acute, community and primary care – from NHS Trusts to social enterprises. We work hand-in-glove with our clients, combining our expertise in transformation, commercial development, and digital solutions with their deep knowledge of their services, challenges and opportunities.
We also work across central and local government, providing support including business case development, change management and innovative approaches to social value delivery. We have deep specialism in supporting services to explore and transition to new delivery models such as Public Service Mutuals.
We believe how you do business is just as important as what you do.
We are employee owned, in the same tradition as the John Lewis Partnership. This means that from the moment you join you become a co-owner in the business (we call ourselves Partners). This allows us to feel like we own and control the work we do and the impact we have and take on projects which fit with our personal passions and priorities. We believe the key to a positive culture is when everyone is comfortable voicing their opinion and everyone can deliver their work flexibly, in the way which best suits them and their individual needs.
We are a certified B Corp, demonstrating our commitment to use business as a force for good. Our focus on how we treat our people resulted in being named within the top 10% of B Corps for workers worldwide for the last two years.
We advise clients on how to build a positive workforce culture. This year, the Financial Times selected us as one of the best consultancies in the People and Performance, and Innovation, Growth and New Business Models categories.
As a Junior Consultant you will be tasked with supporting project delivery for our clients, learning about the sectors we work in, and developing broad range of skills in the following areas:
As a Baxendale Partner you will have energy, enthusiasm and be expected to play a proactive role as an owner, participating in our lively culture based on collaboration and helpfulness. You will put in the effort required to ensure we all succeed. The business will ensure you share in a fair and transparent way in the collective rewards we generate. You will be expected to work collaboratively and with respect for others at all times, and to be able to work well independently where required.
As your understanding of the business develops you will be expected to contribute at a strategic level and influence how the business grows. We will share the company information with you to enable you to do that.
We prioritise personal improvement, particularly for Junior Consultants, and will expect you to focus on learning and personal development. We will support your development through a mixture of on the job learning, executive team coaching, and external training. Your precise training needs will be drawn up with you once you’ve spent a short time in the business and we will provide you with a training budget.
We expect your skill set to grow and develop over time, and as you progress in the business ultimately to include the following specific skills:
Skills & experience
As a recent graduate we expect you to have 6 months to 2 years of previous work experience. While you may not have track record in the sectors in which we operate, we do expect you to be able to evidence a broad commitment to a career in the health, care and public sectors. In addition, we expect you to be able to evidence the following skills and attitudes:
Location: London, with travel
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 depending on experience, plus profit share
Recruitment process and how to apply
We are interested in both full- and part-time candidates.
We are only able to consider candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.