Senior Programme Associate

London (Central), London (Greater)
26 Apr 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time



Job title:   Senior Programme Associate

Location:   London

Wage:   Competitive

Work Pattern:  Monday – Friday

Employer:  The Boston Consulting Group

Duration:  12 months

Date advert posted:  26 April 2019

Closing date:  24 May 2019   

The Centre for Public Impact (‘CPI’) is a not-for-profit foundation, founded by the Boston Consulting Group. We are dedicated to improving the positive impact of governments around the world.

CPI is looking to recruit a Senior Programme Associate to join our team in July 2019. Working closely with CPI’s Programme Director and other team members, you will lead one of CPI’s research projects around enablement and build the partnership between CPI’s UK and US office. As part of this work, you will focus on tasks, like:

  • Helping to launch a new report on the future of government and the enablement mindset;
  • identifying and developing new case studies illustrating enablement trends; and
  • delivering workshops to governments using CPI’s Public Impact Fundamentals.

Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who have experience working in government or public administration.

Job duties and responsibilities

You will be expected to:

  • Initiate a new research stream that feeds into CPI’s thought leadership by producing a report or other forms of research outputs;
  • find new partner organisations for CPI and develop a training programme for them that promotes the use of our tools;
  • establish a strong link between CPI’s UK and US offices, connecting work streams and identifying new ways of leveraging local expertise; and
  • contribute to building a fast-paced, agile, entrepreneurial organization

Skills, qualifications and experience


  • A degree in a relevant subject such as political science, public administration, sociology or related social sciences, economics, business, design, and journalism;
  • a demonstrated interest in the workings of government and a deep understanding of the policy process;
  • relevant experience consulting for and working with governmental organisations and those that seek to serve them (e.g. public policy schools);
  • relevant experience of working in a not-for-profit organisation, ideally a start up;
  • strong research and analytical skills;
  • proven organisational skills, able to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple parallel tasks;
  • ability communicate effectively verbally and in writing (excellent English a prerequisite);
  • relevant international experience and ability to appropriately handle stakeholders of all levels of seniority; and
  • an excellent academic record.


  • An advanced degree ((e.g. MA, MPA) is a plus but not required; and
  • an understanding of measurement of impact and innovation methods in government.

We are a young and rapidly growing organisation and offer plenty of opportunities for personal development. The position offers the opportunity to attend talks and conferences at other think tanks or universities and to publish your own writing.

To thrive at CPI you will:

  • bring an entrepreneurial mindset;
  • be very comfortable with ambiguity;
  • spot relevant opportunities for CPI; and
  • show initiative.

This is a 12 month full-time position (38 hours per week) at CPI’s offices in central London. Compensation is competitive.

We would ideally like a candidate to start on or before 1 July 2019.

The Centre for Public Impact is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

How to apply

Interested applicants may apply by uploading a covering letter and CV directly to the website.

Date posted: 26 April 2019                  Closing date: 24 May 2019