PPL:  Management Consultancy with a difference…

  • Financial Times UK’s Leading Management Consultants ‘Gold’ rated 2023 and 2024
  • Winner, B Corp ‘Best for the World’ for Workforce 2021 and 2022
  • Winner, MCA Consulting Awards for Innovation, Client Service & Value, and Ethical Consultancy

Founded in 2007, PPL is a Social Enterprise and B Corp that exists to promote better health, wellbeing, and economic outcomes across the UK, working with individuals, communities and the organisations that support them.

We do this through applying the best of current and emerging thinking in the fields of strategy and innovation, management science, digital, analytics, organisational development and programme delivery to help people achieve better outcomes in life and to deliver social value.

Data engineer @ PPL

Do you want to be part of making change happen, working in some of the most exciting and challenging public services, from boardroom to the frontline?

Being a data engineer at PPL means you are passionate about public sector reform and have the technical expertise and innovative mindset to drive our new Data and Analytics Team forward.

As a data engineer at PPL, key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the delivery of analytics projects for PPL clients as part of multi-function teams working with complex datasets.
  • Developing PPL’s internal use of modern analytics platforms, particularly cloud services, to improve efficiency, automate tasks, and deliver innovative analytics work.
  • Managing the end-to-end technical process of data collection, extraction, warehousing, transformation, loading, and analysis.
  • Support PPL colleagues from all teams develop their baseline data literacy and analytics skills, and their capacity to make use of modern platform and cloud-based tools.

 These responsibilities are further detailed in the full job description provided.

About the role

We offer a unique opportunity for individuals to develop and deploy data engineering skills on a wide range of innovative projects aimed at improving public sector outcomes across the UK. This role is based in our London offices in SE1, and on client sites as required. As a key member of the newly formed Data and Analytics Team, you will configure the data foundations necessary to provide a flexible, scalable, and easy-to-use data platform for diverse public sector projects. You will also provide analytical support to the Consulting team, enhancing our capabilities and supporting our clients, including the NHS and local government, with complex datasets.

The salary for this role ranges from £42,00 to £47,250 per annum, depending on your level of experience.

In addition, you will receive a benefits package including:

  • An annual bonus scheme
  • An annual £2,136 London travel allowance
  • A starting 26 days of annual leave, plus UK bank holidays
  • 10 days of paid volunteering leave per annum, to be used with the charity of your choice
  • Tailored professional development opportunities, including support for ongoing technical certifications and additional training.
  • Company health, life insurance and pension scheme
  • Access to range of other discounts and rewards, including our Cycle to Work scheme

 What we are looking for

PPL is focused on delivering consistently excellent services to our clients and the communities they serve. Being at the cutting edge of public sector reform is challenging, and we seek individuals with:

  • Proven experience in data engineering
  • Certification in cloud platforms such as Azure or AWS
  • Relevant academic background in Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Information Management, or Statistics
  • Proficiency in SQL and experience with ETL processes
  • Strong analytical skills and creative problem-solving abilities
  • An understanding of data privacy regulations
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Healthcare and NHS background (desirable)

The process

PPL operates a blind recruitment process.  Successfully shortlisted candidates can expect:

  1. An initial telephone interview (approx. 30 mins)
  2. Online aptitude tests
  3. An in-person panel interview inc. case study at PPL’s SE1 offices (approx. 2.5 hours)
  4. An in-person final interview


Application instructions

The linked application form will be used to assess eligibility before CVs are submitted for shortlisting via our blind recruitment process.

Please email your CV and completed application form to recruitment@ppl.org.uk

Please note cover letters will not be considered as part of the screening process, so please refer to the application form for all required details.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the same email address.