Analyst @ PPL

Analyst @ PPL
posted 10 May 2022 in category Recruitment PPL News

Management Consultancy with a difference…


  • One of The Financial Times UK’s Leading Management Consultants 2022

  • Winner, B Corp ‘Best for the World’ for Workforce 2021

  • Winner, Patient Experience Network Award for Best Social Enterprise Organisation 2021

  • Winner, Patient Experience Network Award for Commissioning for Patient Experience 2021

  • Winner, HSJ Award for System Leadership Initiative of the Year 2019

  • Winner, UK MCA Overall Consulting Excellence Award for Ethical Consultancy 2018

Analyst @ PPL

Do you want to be part of making change happen, working in some of the most exciting and challenging service areas, from strategy development through to implementation and evaluation, and from the boardroom to the frontline?

Being an analyst at PPL means working with clients including the NHS, Local and Central Government, the Voluntary and Community Sector and Social Enterprises. 

It means working in project teams and with local stakeholders, including system leaders, managers, frontline professions and the individuals and communities they serve, to transform outcomes and lives; with the support of experienced colleagues, system specialists, academics and professionals from our core permanent team and broader network of over 250 practitioners. The Analyst role involves:

  • Working on client programmes and projects to deliver defined outcomes and sustained positive change

  • Working in combination with colleagues, clients, and partner organisations to form effective teams

  • Supporting the development of existing client relationships and fostering new ones

  • Working with clients to identify and document business requirements, analysing opportunities, issues and risks

  • Supporting the realisation of PPL’s values on both an individual and organisational level

  • Being supported to identify your own personal development needs within the context of PPL’s goals and to develop a plan to achieve these. This is done through on-the-job learning, the support of your people manager and colleagues, and through PPL’s How We Learn programme which encompasses 10 modules to build up your consulting ‘toolkit’

About us

PPL is a social enterprise 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 management science, analytics, organisational development and consultancy to help people achieve better outcomes in life and to deliver social value.

Founded in 2007, PPL has grown based on a 95%+ repeat business rate to become one of the leading consultancies specialising in public sector transformation in the UK.

With partners including the Innovation Unit, King’s College London, Nesta and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, we work on some of the toughest challenges facing our society today – including how we continue to improve health and wellbeing for children and young people, adults and older people; and create sustainable services, fit for the 21st century.

We support and empower people through a commitment to evidence-based change, co-designed and delivered by multi-disciplinary teams who work in partnership with clients and leading innovators.

We work to the highest professional standards, with our award winning organisational development specialists not only supporting our clients to grow their capacity and capabilities, ensuring that every one of our own team at every level is proactively supported in their individual professional development. 

Our base is our converted warehouse in SE1, close to the River Thames.  Like all consultants, we enjoy being “in the field” – but with a strong commitment to supporting flexible working and having a life outside of work.  At PPL, your commitment and impact isn’t judged by the number of hours you put in or nights spent away from home, but by the results you produce and the appreciation of your clients and colleagues.  And when you are not on client site, there are plenty of opportunities to connect, network, socialise and learn, not just with other team members but with all the senior leaders, practitioners, academics and experts who we are proud to work with and learn from.

About the role

We offer a unique opportunity for you to develop and deploy management consultancy skills on a wide range of ground-breaking projects to improve outcomes with and for individuals and communities across the UK.

The role is based in London and the salary is between £30,000 - £35,000 per annum, along with a benefits package including a London travel allowance, company pension, bonus and health and life insurance.

The Analyst role is an entry level role, where we are looking to see experience of working in a customer-facing or professional service setting, or of having taken on communication, engagement or team-based roles in an academic, extracurricular or work environment. As well as basic evidence of analytical skills and / or experience – this can be through current role, roles previously undertaken, academic achievement in relevant disciplines, work experience or other examples provided in relation to situations where verbal reasoning and numerical analysis were a requirement.

Successful candidates will have the following:


  • Intellectual curiosity

  • Empathy

  • A passion for professional growth and development, both for themselves and others

  • A good academic record, with good numeracy and writing skills

  • An analytical approach to problem-solving

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a track record of successful teamwork

  • The ability to take on responsibility for making positive change happen


  • Relevant experience in delivering consultancy projects or similar assignments.

  • A clear commitment to supporting better outcomes for public and community services.

Applications close on May 31st, with interviews taking place in June. If you are interested in this role, please email your CV and cover letter to

The process  

  1. Telephone interview (30 mins) 
  2. Aptitude tests  
  3. Panel interview (1 hour case study and 1 hour interview)  
  4. Final conversation with PPL's Managing Partners