Are you a publishing professional looking for the opportunity to push the digital transformation of our industry forward? Would you like to work for a dynamic, growing technology company who are proud to put our people first? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a publishing consultant.

Position overview

Each day is different for our publishing consultants, but the heart of the role is that you will work directly with our clients to understand and deliver their objectives. You’ll form an excellent understanding of what our clients are trying to achieve, build strong relationships with clients and manage engagements so that they are delivered successfully. 

The type of work we do ranges from small engagements to long-term partnerships. Examples include (but are not limited to):

We work differently from a lot of vendors in this area in that we don’t believe in ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions. Each engagement is unique, and your role as publishing consultant is to be the trusted partner for our clients to help them uncover what their priorities really are. You’ll be an active member of the team working with our experienced software developers to ensure those priorities are properly communicated and met, and to ensure important milestones are delivered on time. 

Key responsibilities

  • Develop excellent working relationships with potential, new and existing clients and work with them directly to uncover and document the general and strategic business requirements for an engagement.
  • As part of client engagement, lead meetings and establish and maintain productive and proactive relationships with our development team.
  • Use your delivery, agile, and product management skills and experience to manage and work through evolving requirements and continuous improvement feedback as part of the engagement life cycle.
  • Take overall delivery responsibility for client success, by owning the engagement, and monitoring development progress against agreed budgets and timescales. 
  • Work with the Commercial team as needed on activities such as company presentations and proposals to help secure new business with potential, new and existing clients, and contributing to marketing activities by writing or commissioning case studies and testimonials.
  • Work closely with the team of publishing consultants to contribute to the continued development, growth and success of the client delivery team.
  • Actively keep abreast of industry developments in the publishing and information spaces, and bring that knowledge to bear in your interactions with stakeholders both internally and externally.

 

Who we are looking for

There is no ‘one size fits all’ and our work is often at the cutting edge of the industry, as such you should be excited by the opportunity to learn new skills and experiment with new approaches, methods and tools. You’ll be a critical thinker, with experience in analysing data to come up with effective business solutions. The role will require you to work alongside our technical team, and so you’ll need to have experience in working using agile and related product and delivery management methodologies.  

You’ll be a confident communicator, able to flex your style effectively depending on the seniority and preferences of your internal or external stakeholders. That may mean challenging them from time to time, in a tactful but confident manner. You’ll have a genuine interest in the publishing and information sector, and be proactive about sharing your thoughts, experiences and ideas. 

You’ll be able to work remotely effectively across teams, and be comfortable using tools such as Slack and Microsoft Teams to coordinate with others. 

Perhaps most importantly, you’ll be someone who has a positive attitude towards ‘having a go’  learning new skills, making and learning from mistakes, and embracing opportunities to do something different. 

 

About 67 Bricks

67 Bricks is a vibrant technology partner that works with many of the world’s leading scholarly and professional publishers. We recognise that our staff are the key to our success and are exceptionally proud of the dedication and expertise of our team.  As a growing company we are keen to ensure 67 Bricks remains a great place to work, that our culture reflects our values of diversity, openness and respect and our team members are given the support, learning and development opportunities they need to thrive in their careers. 

 

Location and working pattern

This role is home-based, with a small amount of travel to our office in Oxford – usually once a month, but this may change subject to business requirements. You may occasionally be required to visit clients on-site, but this is subject to individual engagements and can be discussed further during the interview process.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options. The role is available full time (37.5hrs per week, usually 9.00 – 5.30) however we will also consider a shorter working week, compressed hours, or other flexible arrangements, so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like.

 

Salary and benefits

We promote a healthy work/life balance, offer competitive salaries which are reviewed annually and a range of benefits including:

  • Salary competitive with market rate – please reach out to us to find out more
  • 26 days holiday in addition to bank holidays (pro rata for part-time employees)
  • Additional day of leave in the month of your birthday
  • Discretionary annual bonus, depending on company and personal performance
  • Family-friendly culture with enhanced parental and adoption leave policies
  • Company pension scheme, matching contributions to 4%
  • Friendly colleagues in a positive culture  – we hold regular company events like our annual “67 Bricks day”, Christmas party, escape room trips and board gaming 
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Employee assistance programme 
  • Flexible working 
  • Support for personal development with time each week set aside for learning, free access to LinkedIn Learning, and support for other training as discussed with your line manager

How to apply

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV along with a short covering email to careers@67bricks.com or submit your details using the form.  You can expect to hear a response within two weeks of the closing date. 

We welcome disabled and neurodivergent candidates and support adjustments at all stages of the application process and in the role itself. Any information you choose to declare about a disability will be treated in confidence by HR and only shared with your permission. 

If you are shortlisted the process will be:

  1. An initial informal phone call with the Head of Client Delivery or Head of People and Culture to discuss the role, answer any questions you have, and talk through any support you may need for the process. 
  2. A formal interview to discuss your experience and how well you fit the requirements for the role with the Head of Client Delivery and one other member of staff. 
  3. A final interview with a larger panel. This part of the process will also include a task which we expect will take thirty minutes of the interview and we will make sure you have adequate time to complete this in advance.

Please note, we may condense steps two and three depending on the number of suitable candidates we receive. 

The initial rounds of this interview process will be done remotely, with the final interview ideally being conducted face-to-face in Oxford.

Closing date: 15th August 2022.

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