Building your career 

 with Socitm Advisory 

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All about... Neil Cover, Principal Consultant

"It didn't take me long to realise why personality was so important to this company as I found Socitm Advisory to be different. Having worked for a number of large global organisations as well as 8 years as an independent IT Contractor it quickly became clear that Socitm Advisory is unique"

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 Our people journey 

 learning and development 

At Socitm Advisory, we believe in progression and so never stop learning.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is the cornerstone of our employee learning journey. It is important for us to ensure everyone has a documented personal development plan to work through. We aim to provide access to the right internal and external opportunities that will equip our teams for the challenges raised within our programme and to allow you to grow.

 

Our goal is to encourage the right learning, at the right stage of your development path to maximise the experience for the individual, our customers and for Socitm Advisory. Of course, other than our internal training programmes, there will be moment when an external programme or industry recognised qualification is the appropriate route and we have a simple funding process that is open to all permanent employees.

After joining the Socitm Advisory family, all of our team are put on the first step of their People Journey, working through from Induction to Promotion, which is outlined below:

 Induction 

Early and consistent expectation management (what to expect, your responsibilities).

 Ongoing learning 
 journey 

Formal Learning Journey blending internal and external interventions with both theory and practical exercises. Intrinsically linked to professional development and career progression. Tailored to the individual and is a shared programme between staff and their manager. A formal training catalogue exists to help define the journey (including partnership opportunities). Journey is a rewarding, positive experience.

 Spotting high-potential talent 

Early identification of high-potential future talent. This includes the journey to release that potential and the benefits to inclusion.

 Promotion process 

Fair and enjoyable process for promotion at all levels - underpinned with full assessment plan.

 External qualifications 

Access to CPD and external qualifications benefiting both employee and the business.

 Compensation and 
 benefits 

Compensation and benefits keeps pace with personal development. Formal review mechanism exists and is offset against published pay scales. Pay Gap data exists as a cornerstone of the Diversity and Inclusion agenda.

 Review process 
 and tools 

Every staff member is enrolled in a review mechanism. Review is proactive, engaging and agile, and creates a continuous feedback culture. Appropriate tools are available to manage the journey and staff are training in how to maximise their impact. Objectives and deliverables underpin company Talent Management Review mechanism (which in turn fuels promotion process). Formal psychometric assessment validates progress.

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 Who we work with... 

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 Consultancy 

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 Client Services Director 

 Principal Consultant 

 Senior Consultant 

 Consultant 

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The Client Services Director is a leadership role of strategic importance to the future success of Socitm Advisory. The purpose of this role is to act as a senior advisor to our largest clients, overseeing successful programmes across all our service offerings

The Principal Consultant role is a key post within the Socitm Advisory Consulting structure. The purpose of this role is to act as a subject matter expert as part of the programme or project team servicing our clients, ensuring confident and competent delivery of programmes across all our service offerings

The Senior Consultant role is an important post within the Socitm Advisory Consulting structure. The purpose of this role is to act as a key member of the programme or project team servicing our clients, ensuring confident and competent delivery of programmes across all our service offerings

Our Consultant role is the entry level consulting post within the Socitm Advisory Consulting structure. The purpose of this role is to act as a member of the programme or project team servicing our clients, ensuring confident and competent delivery of programmes across all our service offerings

success story... Georgia Thwaites, Client Services Director

"I joined Socitm Advisory from a local authority in London, having spent 9 years moving from the front line in Social Housing, finishing my time within a 3 year Shared Service Transformation Programme across three local authorities. It's through that transformation expertise I was introduced to Tony Summer, and after a coffee I joined Socitm Advisory as employee number three or four!

 

I hit the ground running on my first day, being allocated to the ERP Programme in Lewisham where I was able to utilise my existing skills to support the HR Team design their solution. After a few months I was encouraged by the Senior Leaders to attend the Encouraging Women in the Digital World course; it was a real spring board for me personally, taking time to reflect on my career and realising I just needed to believe in myself to take my next steps. Importantly it also allowed me how to be an effective leader.

 

From there, I began supporting the Chief Executive's and their Leadership Teams with discussions on the vision of their organisation in relation to their HR and Finance Services. About that time I stepped up into the then Managing Consultant role, taking responsibility for managing client relationships, taking care of commercials and overseeing delivery of multiple programmes. It was at times a steep learning curve for me, but I always had the support of the SLT to help me navigate through my new responsibilities.

 

This journey led to where I am now, one of the Client Services Directors leading a Business Change Team delivering an ERP programme for the largest local authority in Europe"

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