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Consulting Risk and Quality Business Advisor

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Line of service
Manager/Senior Professional
Consulting - Risk and Regulation
Across all industries
Position type
Full Time
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Job description

This is an opportunity for a talented, self-motivated individual to develop their skill set and network in PwC, working with experienced R&Q practitioners and Consulting engagement teams across a range of issues. The role of business advisor will include contact with partners and staff of all grades across Consulting, as well as other parts of the firm including Independence, Compliance, the Office of General Counsel and the R&Q teams in other LoS.  

The role is likely to suit someone with the following qualities: 

  • Someone who is passionate about the firm and is looking to help the Consulting business to achieve its budget and deliver against strategy whilst further developing themselves and their PwC network. 

  • An ability to develop relationships with partners and staff in the business and become a trusted advisor to them. 

  • An ability to see the ‘big picture’ and make pragmatic decisions whilst protecting the firm.  

  • Understanding of the types of work delivered in Consulting and a desire to learn more about new services. 

  • Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to provide practical support to partners and staff of all grades in Consulting. 

  • An ability to work as part of a team and to share and collaborate effectively with others, creating a positive team spirit. 

  • An individual who is resilient in difficult situations and able to cope with tight deadlines, difficult people situations and constant change. 

  • A person comfortable with not always having the right answer, but is willing to consult. 

The Consulting R&Q team (currently c. 25 FTEs headed by the Consulting R&Q Partner Kate Litchfield) advises client-facing staff on internal risk management matters. 

The Manager will work as a key part of this team with a broad range of activities and responsibilities which will include contact with partners and staff of all grades across Consulting, with a focus on the Government and Health Industries Cluster as well as other parts of the firm including Independence, Compliance, the Office of General Counsel and the Risk & Quality teams in other LoS. 

Job Description: 

This role will have a broad range of activities including: 

  • Being the first point of contact for queries from client facing staff and providing pragmatic advice and solutions to their R&Q queries.  

  • Proactively providing support to teams pursuing larger, or more complex opportunities (e.g. cross-border working, technology engagements)  

  • Working with other team members to deliver other services to the business, such as supporting on acquisitions.. 

  • Delivering training to partners and staff, including one-to-one training and seminar based training, in relation to R&Q  

  • Negotiating with clients alongside OGC with regard to contracting challenges 

  • Participate in sector meetings including pipelines in order to enable proactive R&Q involvement - as advisors. 

  • Support and facilitate knowledge sharing within the Consulting R&Q team  

Role Requirements:

Essential skills needed for the role  

  • Some understanding of R&Q - an appreciation of the types of risk we need to help the business to manage. 

  • Empathy with the pressures and motivations of client facing colleagues and an ability to provide pragmatic advice without compromising on “non-negotiables”  

  • Ability to build relationships based on trust and respect with clients and colleagues alike 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and with self-confidence to all levels of partners and staff, including at the most senior levels. 

  • Capable of analysing documents whilst giving competent, accurate and pragmatic advice  

  • A conscientious team player, with good self-management skills and the ability to expand existing relationships and create opportunities for cross team collaboration 

Desirable but not essential:  
  • Experience of working in a Consulting client facing role. 

  • Experience of working in a Compliance and/or risk management environment. 

  • Organisational and project management skills. 

Why should you join the team?: 

The role will provide the successful candidate with: 

  • The opportunity to work closely with Consulting teams and partners across the business. 

  • An ability to help Consulting to develop and deliver against strategy. 

  • An opportunity to develop a solid technical base and understanding of risk and quality policies & procedures which underpin everything we do as a Firm. 

  • The opportunity to build a network of partners and staff across Consulting and R&Q. 

  • A unique opportunity to enhance and refine your listening, influencing and communication skills. 

  • Chance to be part of a cohesive, vibrant and high performing team. 

  • A stable working location. 



In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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