Management Consultancy Grades

A brief guide to management consultancy grades & corresponding requirements

Junior Consultant 
Demonstrable experience in a wide range of projects in their specialist field.
Evidence of client facing experience and support services to wider consultancy projects.
A qualified [insert industry] or part qualified [inset requirement]with typically at least 2 years relevant experience.
Typically a person within this category will have a minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Consultant
Notable experience and in-depth knowledge of their specialist field.
Evidence of a wide range of consultancy projects and client facing experience.
Support work in process and organisational design and leading workshops and events.
A part qualified to level X with typically at least 3 years relevant experience.
Typically a person within this category will have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
Senior Consultant
Substantial experience in their specialist field and in a consultancy/training role.
Previous experience in project management and working in a wide range of high quality and relevant projects.
A familiarity with the issues/problems facing private/public sector organisations.
A qualified [insert requirement] with typically at least 2 years post qualification experience and at least 5 years relevant wider industry experience.
Typically a person within this category will have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience.
Principal Consultant
Substantial experience in their specialist field and in a consultancy/training role.
Sound knowledge of the public sector and current policy and political issues affecting it.
Previous experience in project management on at least three major projects, preferably in the public sector and using the PRINCE2 or equivalent method
A qualification in X with typically at least 5 years post qualification experience and at least 7 years relevant [insert required experience].
Sound knowledge of private/public sector accounting and management practices.
Typically a person within this category will have a minimum of 8 years relevant experience,
 
Managing Consultant
Substantial experience in their specialist field and in a consultancy role.
In depth knowledge of the public sector and of current policy and political issues affecting it.
Previous experience in project management on at least five major projects, preferably in the public sector and using the PRINCE2 or equivalent method.
A qualified [         ]with typically at least 8 years post qualification experience and at least 10 years relevant financial experience.
Good knowledge of [insert requirement]
Typically a person within this category will have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience.

Director / Partner
Extensive experience in their specialist field, in which they are nationally or internationally renowned as an expert.
Extensive experience of leading or directing major, complex and business-critical projects, bringing genuine strategic insight.
In-depth knowledge of the public sector and of current policy and political issues affecting it.
Qualified in  [      ]with typically at least 10 years post qualification experience and at least 12 years relevant financial experience.
Extensive experience in their specialist field, in which they are nationally or internationally renowned as an expert.
In-depth knowledge of public sector accounting and management practices. Including where appropriate, experience of [insert requirement]
Typically a person within this category will have a minimum of 10 years relevant experience.

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