UNSW Business School

APPLICATIONS FOR OUR SEMESTER 2, 2018 ConSULTANTS INTAKE are NOW OPEN

Applications will open Monday 7th May and close 11.59pm Friday 25th May for the Semester 2, 2018 intake.  If successful in applying for the Consultant role,  you will be required to attend a subsquent Face-to-Face interview on Saturday 2nd June.

If you do not receive a confirmation email or have other enquiries, please email us at [email protected]. Please note we do not accept email applications. 

All applicants will be contacted after the closing date. If you have not recieved a response about the outcome of your application within two weeks, please send us an email. 

Positions

  • Project Manager

    Reports to: Branch Operating Officer

    Business Unit: Consulting

    Role Purpose

    The Project Manager role provides students the opportunity to work as part of a pro-bono consulting firm, allowing them to gain practical consulting experience and create tangible social impact.

    Project Managers are responsible for coordinating project tasks as well as developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders (Project Team, External Relations Officer, Project Advisors, GCG Committee and Client) to ensure that project work is meeting clients' business needs. This will be achieved through completion and delegation of both individuals and collaborative tasks as per set deadlines through the project duration.

    Expected Commitment

    Prior to the commencement of the university semester, all Project Managers are required to attend a mandatory Induction event.

    The number of hours expected of Project Managers may vary depending on the project scope and stage in the project timeline, but an indicative amount is an average of 15 hours a week. While the role does offer significant autonomy, teamwork and commitment to team meetings and client site visits throughout the semester is required and expected. Project Managers are also required to participate in any requested performance reviews, engagement surveys, and events run by the branch.

    Key Duties and Accountabilities

    • Work with Project Advisors to propose and develop a suitable project plan prior to project commencement
    • Lead team meetings and effectively delegate tasks amongst Consultants
    • Arrange meetings and coordinate with relevant internal and external stakeholders, including the Client
    • Actively contribute to project research and analysis
    • Work closely with internal GCG Committee to track the performance of projects and flag any issues 
    • Actively monitor tasks and key stages during the life of the project and take necessary action to ensure they are completed on time
    • Manage project scope and deliverables in accordance with the project plan 
     

    Key Selection Criteria

    • Highly motivated towards working with NFPs, and driven to make a difference
    • Able to commit towards a minimum of 15 hours per week
    • Have a strong desire to take initiative while working as part of a team
    • Strong research, communication, and writing skills
    • Ability to be personable, work autonomously, and collaborate with other Project Consultants
    • Past experience in consulting competitions and internships is advantageous, but not necessary
    • Abide by GCG policies and procedures, as well as the terms of the volunteer contract
     

    Performance Review

    Performance of the Project Manager will be reviewed at the end of each semester by the HR team in addition to the feedback provided by the designated External Relations Officer and the Head of External Relations. The aim of the performance review is to assist Project Managers in achieving their goals and developing their capabilities to progress within GCG.

    Diversity

    As a pro bono consulting organisation, diversity means a lot to us. Although basic business knowledge will be required, we strongly encourage applicants from non-business degrees and disciplines. We do not discriminate based on background, race, gender, nor religion.

  • Project Consultant

    Reports to: Project Manager

    Business Unit: Consulting

    Role Purpose

    The Project Consultant role provides students the opportunity to working as part of a pro-bono consulting firm, allowing them to gain practical consulting experience and create tangible social impact.

    Project Consultants are responsible for researching, analysing, and synthesising information to generate insights for the client. Typically, the target problem will relate to strategy and operations, but may also cover areas within HR and Marketing.

    Expected Commitment

    Prior to the commencement of the university semester, all Project Consultants are required to attend a mandatory Induction event.

    The number of hours expected of Project Consultants may vary depending on the project scope and stage in the project timeline, but an indicative amount is an average of 10 hours a week. While the role does offer significant autonomy, teamwork and commitment to team meetings and client site visits throughout the semester is required and expected. Project Consultants are also required to participate in any requested performance reviews, engagement surveys, and events run by the branch.

    Key Duties and Accountabilities

    • Complete tasks assigned by the Project Manager, relating to research, analysis, and synthesis
    • Collaborate closely with the project team, client, and advisor throughout the project
    • Attend all branch training events, Mock Presentations, as well as project meetings set by the Project Manager
    • Maintain all Intellectual Property in accordance with GCG’s policies and procedures, to be stored on Google for Work platforms
     

    Key Selection Criteria

    • Highly motivated towards working with NFPs, and driven to make a difference
    • Able to commit towards a minimum of 8-10 hours per week on average, and attend all project team meetings and branch events
    • Have a strong desire to take initiative while working as part of a team
    • Strong research, communication, and writing skills
    • Ability to be personable, work autonomously, and collaborate with other Project Consultants
    • Past experience in consulting competitions and internships is advantageous, but not necessary
    • Abide by GCG policies and procedures, as well as the terms of the volunteer contract
     

    Performance Review

    All Project Consultants will undergo two performance reviews, conducted by their manager, during the semester, both to assist Project Consultants in their development, and to determine roles for the following semester.

    Subject to performance, internal transfers to Project Consultant from functional teams may be available after a 6-month period, depending on staffing needs. Further internal screening may be required to determine suitability.

    Diversity

    As a pro bono consulting organisation, diversity means a lot to us. Although basic business knowledge will be required, we strongly encourage applicants from non-business degrees and disciplines. We do not discriminate based on background, race, gender, nor religion.

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