Careers Vacancy

Organisational Design Specialist (UK)

£45k - £60k
Closing date
30 November 2020

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced consultant, who can bring their prior expertise and passion in organisational design and technical frameworks when leading transformational programs. This role is suited to someone who is highly resilient when working through challenges (including social, political and financial) faced by the public sector. We need an individual who's not afraid of responsibility and is capable of bringing the client and senior leadership members along with them on transformational journeys.

We’re an inclusive employer, and we care about diversity in our teams. Let us know in your application if you have accessibility requirements during the interview. If you’d like to understand more about inclusion at FutureGov, contact our recruitment team.


You’ll be a part of an organisation design team and responsible for delivering transformational programs for public sector clients. In this role you’ll:

  • help develop and grow FutureGov’s organisational design offer and practice
  • provide strategy, frameworks and skills to support the design, delivery and measurement of change in organisations
  • apply design thinking to redesign the business model, operating model, organisational structure, processes, practices, incentives, behaviours, culture and ways of working
  • conduct complex and large scale projects in collaboration with other experts in strategy, design, research and technology
  • undertake technical investigation and organisational discovery to identify insights of strength, gaps, challenges, barriers, and opportunity areas for an organisation (i.e. its purpose, network, governance, ownership, impact & finance) or an ecosystem (i.e. health, care, housing, transport, etc.)
  • able to support teams and senior stakeholders to articulate vision, mission, strategy, priorities and a plan to deliver strategic ambitions.
  • put forward compelling and practical cases for change with the support of quantitative and qualitative data
  • demonstrate change through strong delivery and narrative, supporting clients every step of their change journey
  • assist with risk, issue and delivery management as part of a multidisciplinary team

Experience and mindset

  • have worked in or with healthcare organisations, local or central government, or in consulting roles across related sectors
  • may have a design or social sciences background, but this is not essential.
  • a design thinking mindset and are willing to apply your skills into organisational challenges
  • supported or led engagements with clients and have an understanding of how to build relationships which help both the design and delivery of unconventional and bold ideas
  • you’re not satisfied with just designing the future, you’ll want to stay until your ideas are implemented, bringing the client with you
  • passionate about making a social difference and excited about transforming the public sector for the climate and digital era
  • know how to turn complex situations into manageable change and actions
  • have experience in building excellent relationships with clients
  • be politically, socially and financially savvy, you’ll enjoy working in big organisations
  • have a creative and curious mind, willing to think laterally, make creative leaps and help people imagine what’s possible
  • display empathy towards a wide range of people
  • have excellent communication skills and be comfortable speaking to senior stakeholders as much as front line workers and their clients
  • be comfortable working across teams and independently, and can manage a variety of different projects simultaneously
  • understand design thinking and agile methodologies
  • lead by example through good delivery
  • be emotionally intelligent and calm under pressure

Why work at FutureGov?

  • the opportunity to achieve impact in the public sector through your work
  • flexible working to help you function at your best
  • generous parental leave
  • we’re collaborative, and will readily give our time to help your development and invest in your training
  • we’re a great team and regularly hang out together - whether that’s our Friday team breakfasts, summer retreats or interest groups to help everyone connect
  • everyone has a voice - inclusivity and respect are key to our culture
  • we help you make time for the things that matter through generous holiday allowance, pension schemes and paid volunteer days
  • drinks and snacks in our studio

To apply

Apply today with your CV and cover letter. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2020.