Principal Consultant, People and Talent Team

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Become part of the team

PA’s People & Talent service offering hosts two big and important capabilities: Talent and Change. Our Talent & Change capabilities see our team of consultants engaging clients in creative ways to deliver certain outcomes and comprises these elements:

  • Managing and embracing change

  • Communicating and engaging people

  • Developing high performance cultures

  • Talent management

  • Building capability, including learning and development

  • Workforce futures, including workforce planning

  • Employee Experience

  • HR Technology

  • People Analytics

PA Consulting Group has been performing people and change consulting work for over 60 years. We are known for our strength in this area and have a reputation for being able to take on and deliver work in complex and challenging situations. This is an exciting time as we are growing and enhancing our team in response to our continued success and the market’s demand for our services.

We currently have opportunities for Talent & Change consultants whose experience includes some of the following:

  • Delivering transformational change in complex environments

  • Interacting with people, processes and systems to ensure sustainable change

  • Designing and implementing change strategies and strategic communications

  • Conducting cultural assessments and designing interventions to achieve lasting cultural change

  • Developing tailored talent management solutions (including talent guidelines, frameworks, toolkits and methodologies) that lead to high performance and sustainable success

  • Conducting training needs analysis and designing engaging training and capability development

  • Designing assessment and development materials, delivering leadership development programmes

  • Designing or remodelling functions and organisations for workforce futures.

  • Designing a compelling employee experience, supported by HR Technology

  • Developing compelling People Analytics, helping our clients to build a business case and develop visuals and stories to underpin people investments

What we're looking for

At the Principal Consultant (PC) level, the job-holder will be expected to act as Assignment Manager on small and medium-sized assignments, supervising small teams of two or three consultants and with responsibility for quality, profit and project planning. Secondarily will support selling activity and generate leads/referrals through their understanding of client needs.

The successful candidate will be an individual with experience of working in a challenging and delivery-focused business environment – either from consulting or from a specialist role within industry, with expertise in the following areas:

-Proven track record in people, organisational and change strategies
-Degree level qualification, minimum 2:1 or equivalent, a professional HR related qualification is advantageous
-Passion for adding value to clients business
-Ability to think conceptually and to deliver practical results
-Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
-Expertise in one of the following: business transformation, cultural change, developing high performance cultures, workforce planning; assessment and capability frameworks; training design and delivery; HR technology, people analytics.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

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 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.