Associate Director – Local and Central Government Sector (Maternity cover)


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An exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Associate Director to lead our local and central government sector.

Traverse is a leading independent consultancy, driven by a social purpose.

Voluntary, public, and private sector organisations and businesses with complex and controversial issues, trust us to help them understand what the impacted people and communities think about their projects and proposals.

Driven by our social purpose, we believe an inclusive society that works for everyone must be based on good evidence, and the voices of everyone impacted by change.

As Associate Director, you will work across the organisation and build on Traverse’s strong track record in local, regional, and central government across our services – research and evaluation; engagement; and consultation.

We are looking for someone who can tell a good story – about how our work enables local and central government clients to connect with their communities and the public on important issues and informs decision making.

Externally focused, you will be the first point of contact for clients and partners in local government and central government and you will drive the development of solutions and projects that lead to work winning. You will be responsible for identifying and responding to new business opportunities and working directly with clients, developing relationships so that we are able to best meet their needs.

Accustomed to working autonomously and with recent experience working in local, regional, or central government, you will have a successful track record of bidding for and winning contracts or grants and have a deep understanding of the diversity and complexity of the sector.

Established in 1989 as the UK’s first employee-owned “public interest” company, all our staff have a real stake in the success of the business. As a member of our Senior Leadership Team, you will be an inspiring and collaborative leader, and as passionate as we are about creating an inclusive society with better outcomes for all.

Salary estimate: Circa. £52k – 65k pa (depending on experience) plus an employer pension contribution of 7%.

Annual holiday entitlement: 38 days (including public holidays).

Location: We have an office in London, but our staff are dispersed and live across the UK.

Contract: 12-month fixed term. Our full-time hours are 35 hours a week. We are fully equipped to support home office working and are happy to talk flexible/part-time working.


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Deadline – 9am 25 October 2021.


Salary: Circa. £52k – 65k pa (depending on experience) plus an employer pension contribution of 7%.

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