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Culture and Leadership Principal Consultant

PA Consulting

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Become part of our People and Change Team!

We create purposeful, innovative and sustainable organisations that people want to be a part of. We do this through harnessing the power of people to design, deliver and embed lasting change to enable organisations and their people to perform to their highest potential.

Our diverse team have real-world experience in shaping and delivering transformational change, however we also understand people and what makes them tick and it is this combination that enables us to craft ingenious, unique and valuable solutions for our clients. Within our growing People & Change team we have digital transformation expertise, behavioural scientists, talent curators, communications experts, transformation specialists, learning innovators, occupational psychologists and many more.

We are currently recruiting for Principal Consultants within our People and Change Capability, with extensive culture and leadership capability building experience from either previous consulting roles or from a specialist role within a public or private sector organisation. We are looking for experience in the following areas:

  • A proven track record in designing and delivering cultural interventions that achieve lasting change
  • Working with and guiding executives and senior leaders to shape an organisation’s purpose and leadership capability to support strategic priorities
  • Managing and delivering culture change programmes in digital or agile organisation environments
  • Designing, shaping and implementing behavioural change strategies and/or strategic communications
  • Designing and delivering innovative, digitally-enabled leadership development programmes with knowledge of current and emerging leadership/talent development thinking and approaches
  • Working with senior leadership teams to drive high performance, improving team dynamics, ways of working and psychological safety.


Your key strengths include:

  • High levels of emotional intelligence and experience working with a range of stakeholders so that you can adapt your approach to the environment.
  • A collaborative and enthusiastic approach to your work, with flexibility to work on diverse challenges in small or large teams. 
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with an ability to deliver practical results.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, which allow you to work effectively with colleagues and clients.
  • Excellent facilitation skills, and credibility in front of senior audiences

We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today by completing our online application

Additional Information

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us


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