Principal Consultant Agile

London, United Kingdom 27-04-2023

Principal Consultant – Role Description




London W1 - United Kingdom


Agilisys Data & Decisions

Reports into:

Managing Consultant


Principal Consultant


The way we work reflects the values at the heart of our business:


Partnership, we become one team and family with organisations, helping them to navigate change and stay agile.

Integrity, our people really care, going beyond the brief to make change happen for organisations and citizens.

Innovation, we bring together the right technologies and services to design solutions that work.

Passion, we are passionate about — and dedicated to — public services and improving people’s lives.



Role Description

In your role as a Principal Consultant, you will be at the leading edge of data and insight transformation in health and local government and the wider public sector.

Our rapidly expanding team blends huge knowledge of data and insight with a deep understanding of public sector clients’ needs and values. Collectively, our team has many decades of experience working in and with the sector, and we have united that knowledge and affinity with best-in-class data architecture, platform engineering and business intelligence. We lead with people and culture, because this is what leads to lasting change – not least because only an organisation that can use data effectively is able to unlock the promise of technology.

Your role will focus on consultancy, helping organisations to use data more effectively. You will be working with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders to develop and deliver major data and insight programmes to meet clients’ key challenges.

This will include areas such as data maturity assessment, the development of strategies and roadmaps for data and insight, the development of specific analytics and tools, and the design and implementation of data-related capabilities such as insight hubs, communities of practice and wider data-driven operating models.

These projects and programmes may also include areas focused on broader transformation or business change, such as service redesign, organisational development, and process redesign. You will use your experience in programme and project management to ensure delivery. You’ll also work closely with our platform, engineering and BI teams to ensure integrated and effective delivery.

Whatever your core skills, we will develop your capabilities to allow you to provide deep support to clients in these areas to enable them to meet the future expectations of their customer/citizens particularly in a more digital world.


Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities are:

  • Delivering high value data and insight programmes to clients across local government and the wider public sector, leading consulting projects of all sizes from inception to conclusion.
  • Managing projects across the full span of data and insight consultancy, ranging from rapid insight sprints and proofs of concept through to strategy and operating model design and implementation programmes.
  • Providing subject matter expertise in one or more areas within data consultancy and the public sector and helping to support and steer projects across the practice to their successful conclusion.
  • Helping to lead the development of new consulting opportunities to new and existing clients and markets on behalf of the data & insight practice.
  • Developing new propositions that enable clients to meet future challenges which further develop the Agilisys brand in key markets.
  • Using existing networks and connections to contribute to growth of the future revenue and sales pipeline.

Role Objectives

The role holder will have ongoing objectives alongside other specific objectives that will be set from time to time.

  • We are seeking to strengthen our team with people who are passionate about data, and who want to help use data to improve public services. Your overall objective will be to help us build and strengthen a practice whose guiding mission is to help public sector organisations to find, make sense of, and use their data to better serve citizens and the places where they live.
  • Colleagues at Principal Consultant level will be able to successfully lead delivery teams for projects of all sizes, while offering expertise and guidance across our practice.
  • Our Principal Consultants develop relationships with clients, partners, staff and associates, and are great at harnessing the best of Agilisys’ expertise to deliver solutions for clients.
  • Our Principal Consultants also identify new opportunities to solve client’s future challenges and are responsible for contributing to profitability and strong governance on our projects.
  • In this role, you will shape and help to run the Agilisys Data & Insight practice, helping to lead and improve sales, delivery, and knowledge processes, writing and presenting content to help raise our profile, and modelling best practice and the company’s values.
  • As a Principal Consultant there is also the opportunity for further progression to lead broader areas of the consulting business and grow key accounts.

What we are looking for

  • Desire to learn and always be better than yesterday.
  • Objective and effective listening.
  • Creative results-oriented problem solving.
  • Articulate and clear in communications to mixed audiences- in writing, through presentations and one to one.
  • Significant experience working with, or within, the public sector.
  • Expertise in one or more areas of data and insight, such as analytics, data strategy, data science, data governance and management, research and evaluation, or information governance.

Candidate Attributes


Minimum requirement


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(Principal Consultant)

Management Experience

Needs proven experience of managing project teams and delivery.

Several examples of leading a small – midsized team on numerous projects.

Delivery experience

Needs to have proven experience of leading the delivery of projects over a full project life cycle.

Experience in a full project life cycle within the public sector. Data and insight projects and experience. Good business and/or data analysis experience, from requirements gathering, to writing personae and user stories, reviewing data and developing insight.. Leading large-scale projects within the public sector. Experience of assessing and working to design data strategy, insight products, and data-driven culture and leadership.

Skills, qualifications, certificates

Candidates must have a minimum of a 2nd Class undergraduate degree qualification and we welcome all subjects. In some cases, we may be able to consider candidates with proven experience working with data in the public sector in lieu of a degree-level qualification. Postgraduate qualifications are advantageous but not essential.

Experience of working in local government or in the wider public sector, preferably connected with data, performance, insight or intelligence. Experience of using capability or maturity assessment and gap analysis to form perspectives relating to insight. Demonstrable skills, qualifications and certifications relating to data, or significant experience in lieu covering at least one major area of data and insight.

Emotional Intelligence

Role model for company values, manage their emotions and respond rather than react.

Role model for company values, good understanding, and engagement with others, whilst managing their emotions, able to put themselves in other’s shoes and respond rather than react.

Passion, Ambition, Aspiration

Self-starter, passionate about improvement of delivery and able to set direction for themselves and others.

Demonstrably self-motivated, able to guide and direct others to achieve complex goals and objectives.

Communication Style

Very good written skills, able to draft and refine written responses, documents, and reports (1,000 to 5,000 words).

Awareness of others’ communication styles and needs and adapts own style to suit, comfortable and confident in communicating with key stakeholders.

A good communicator with demonstrable experience of delivering successful proposals (including preparation of bid documents and delivery of presentations).

Engagement with delivery teams and ability to direct and or influence approach to achieve goals and objectives; ability to produce and then deliver supporting communications.

Agilisys is an equal opportunities employer, seeking to employ a workforce that reflects and incorporates the talents of our diverse community.

Research shows that in order to apply for a job, women feel they need to meet 100% of the criteria while men usually apply after meeting about 60%. Regardless of how you identify, if you believe you can do the job and are a good match, we encourage you to apply.

Agilisys fosters an environment where we all feel valued and belong, championing and advocating for diversity and inclusion. Should you require any reasonable adjustments, please advise and we will support you through the recruitment process.

We are committed to building a culture that recognises the value of diversity among our people, and where everyone feels included and valued irrespective and indeed because of their differences. We endeavor to ensure that everyone is treated with fairness, dignity, and respect and that they can perform at their very best.

We are a member of the Digital Inclusion Charter - a public commitment by digital organisations to help more people go digital. In addition, we are a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter, which means that we have made a number of pledges in relation to our approach to recruitment and retention. Our unique employee-owned status also allows our employees to have greater engagement and ownership in ensuring Agilisys is an inclusive organisation.



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