Senior Consultant - Healthcare Operational/ Financial Improvement

Greater London
Full time
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PA Consulting
Consulting & professional services
1,001-5,000 employees
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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 the team

  • Do you enjoy working on complex and challenging projects using your ingenuity to deliver real and meaningful value?
  • Would you be motivated by contributing to a positive-human future?
  • Are you keen to work to build improvement capability and operations excellence?
  • Would you be motivated by working collaboratively in diverse project teams, often with a blend of colleagues, clients and suppliers?
  • Is shaping your career pathway and the development of others important to you?

If so, our Operations and Improvement consultancy roles could be for you! We are actively looking to recruit people at Consultant and Senior Consultant level.

In the UK we work extensively with individual trusts, Integrated Care Systems, NHS England and other ALBs, Department of Health. Our primary areas of focus are:

  • Operational and financial productivity
  • Acute care collaboration
  • Organisational PMO design and deployment
  • System financial modelling

What we're looking for

We are seeking talented individuals with experience across healthcare financial and operational improvement with a range of clinical and non-clinical backgrounds.

We are looking for candidates with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Core experience of delivering improvement in healthcare operational environments from patient facing role to corporate and commercial roles.
  • Previous experience in delivering large scale Cost improvement / Productivity using project management principles.
  • Core experience of working and delivering within the Healthcare sector.
  • A track record of realising business benefits and improved outcomes in healthcare setting.
  • Experience deploying advanced techniques such as digital technologies, cost improvement, change management, operational risk management and supply chain management.
  • The ability to demonstrate leadership skills in large and diverse project teams.
  • Experience working in partnership with clinical and operational teams to deliver improved performance.
  • Confidence to work across multiple levels of an organisation, with the ability to influence senior stakeholders and navigate challenging discussions.
  • An aptitude for delivering creative and ingenious solutions.


The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Experience working/delivering in one of the following sub-sectors:
    • Healthcare in public and private sectors
      • DHSC, NHS Trusts, healthcare delivery providers (predominantly payers and/or providers)
  • It is expected the post holder will be able to work independently, developing excellent relationships with stakeholders internally and externally, and delivering the highest customer service and business standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills; a natural integrator, comfortable navigating across system finance, care model design, governance, capacity and workforce modelling, clinical and operational excellence and working as part of wider teams.
  • A drive for personal and professional progression.

Facilitating workshops, providing compelling, evidence-based insights and helping to manage complex and senior stakeholders. We pride ourselves on partnering with clients, providing a service that delivers real and long-lasting value.

Our Operations and Improvement consultants are expected to be hands-on, working together with our clients to bring energy, direction and expertise in helping to solve the most difficult operational and supply chain challenges.

In addition to the formal benefits set out below, we are passionate about the personal and career development of our consultants. Our team is committed to providing the opportunities, support, training and coaching required at all levels to ensure our consultants can all achieve their potential.

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.

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