Are you looking to advertise a consultation & engagement related vacancy? Vacancy advertising with the Consultation Institute is an effective way of reaching the UK’s public consultation & engagement community. We will not only place your vacancy on our website but will also publish it regularly on our Social Media channels and will include it in our Tuesday Topics (fortnightly). The fee for this service is £149.00 + VAT, for a maximum advertising period of six weeks. For more information on this service, get in touch with Remmert Keijzer on 01767 318350 or

Insight and Public Engagement Advisor - London Borough of Croydon

Are you a creative person? Are you always thinking about better and smarter ways of consulting and engaging with people and businesses?

Do you have a track record in delivering high impact and sound consultations and engagements with a range of stakeholders?

And are you passionate about local government and helping to make places great to live, work and play in?

If you answered yes to these questions then you are just the person we’re looking for!

Croydon is a bold and ambitious London borough and the council is leading the way in ensuring that the people and businesses in the area flourish.

We think the future is Croydon, so why not join us and become part of the journey?

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Wanted: New Associates in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

The Consultation Institute is expecting a higher level of activity in these countries over the next 2 years and wishes to supplement its base of over 30 existing Institute Associates, most of whom are based in England. 

Most of our Associates are highly experienced public engagement professionals possessing particular market segment knowledge or particular methodological or thematic  expertise. On occasions, they develop and deliver training, but more frequently provide best practice Advice & Guidance to public bodies or anyone seriously needing to consult key stakeholders or the general public. The Institute has well-proven, world-class methodologies for Quality Assurance, Risk Assessment, Stakeholder management and a host of other tasks for which our clients need help.

If you feel you might be interested, and can work on a freelance basis, but within the Institute’s Associate framework, please complete the form below.

Working as an Intern – a great way to learn about public engagement …fast

There can be nowhere better on the planet for seeing the incredible range of public consultations that reflect the social and political events that take place around us. Without exception, young people who have worked with the Institute as a means of getting work experience and exploring how interested they might be in pursuing a career in this fascinating aspects of market research/politics/communications, have obtained excellent positions in the fields of Planning, Health services, management consultancy – and even the Diplomatic Service ….!

For the first half of 2017, we are offering assignments ranging from 6 weeks to 26 weeks on the following subjects

  • The consultation requirements of BREXIT  (most suitable for graduates in political science or European studies)
  • Monitoring NHS and public health consultations in England
  • Developing tools for evaluating the effectiveness of ‘continuous public engagement’
  • An analysis of neighbourhood planning referendums (possibly suitable for Town Planning students)
  • Enhancing our library of Judicial Review judgments and other materials on the Law of Consultation (ideal for a law graduate)

For a preliminary discussion, please contact us using the form below

Graduate Trainee - Biggleswade

Due to an increase in business in the UK as well as abroad, we are currently looking for enthusiastic and positive graduate-level (or equivalent) talent for full-time or part-time assignments and to assist our established and experienced team.


Your responsibilities may include:

  • editorial and research support on public engagement and public consultation in key areas
  • producing top quality information for internal decision making and external audiences
  • assist in identifying potential business opportunities
  • Providing advice and assistance to individual and corporate members of the Institute
  • monitor news and developments relating to, or impacting, key clients/prospects

At this stage, we envisage a Graduate Trainee position focused on a twelve-month programme of familiarisation with public engagement generally and how to provide support for Institute members and clients. This will be an excellent introduction to the world of public affairs and policy-making.

For a more detailed job description, click graduate-opportunities-in-current-affairs

For a preliminary discussion, please contact us using the form below

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