Rocket Scientists are committed to helping clients transform people's lives

We are recruiting!

Principal Consultant – Employability and Skills

We are looking for a Principal Consultant with experience in employability and skills to join our Edinburgh Team. Scottish experience not essential.

Salary Scale £38,266 – £48,336 depending on experience
Applications close Wednesday 21st July 2021 at midday

Read more in the full principal consultant job description.


Research Consultants

We are looking for research consultants to join our Newcastle, London and Edinburgh teams.  

Salary Scale £21,000 – £28,000 in Newcastle and Edinburgh and £24,000 – £31,000 in London
Applications close Friday 30th July 2021 at midday

Read more in the full research consultant job description.  


Call for Associates and Grant Assessors

We are looking to expand our teams around our office locations in Edinburgh, London and Newcastle with associates who can provide additional support, insight and expertise to our existing and developing portfolio of work across the UK.

We seek a range of trusted assessors across the country with expertise  including employability, business focused grants, economic assessment and appraisals, place-based programmes, and capital grants.

Read more in the – Call for associates and assessors





Find out more about us below.

Rocket  Science is a policy, research and grant making organisation working across the UK from our offices in London, Edinburgh and North East England. 

Established in 2001, we are a values-led organisation, working with our clients to help them deliver sustainable change to services that address inequalities and transform peoples’ lives. Increasingly our work spans many sectors, but we specialise in employment, education and skills, health and social care, poverty and housing and the charity sector. 

We are also developing significant expertise in gender research and evaluation, the role of assistive technology, peer research, young people and understanding the impact of Covid-19 and helping clients to develop strategies and responses.

No day is the same at Rocket Science

Our portfolio of work is incredibly diverse and interesting, some of it at the vanguard of rethinking services and working with people and communities in different ways. We have specific expertise in research and analysis, service design and evaluation, and organisational and strategy development and review. At the heart of our work is helping our clients deliver the best outcomes for the people they help.

Our staff are our greatest assets

We have a strong commitment to developing and supporting our people and you will be joining a high performing, supportive and engaging team. We have been awarded Investors in People Gold and Investors in Young People Gold, accredited as a Real Living Wage employer, and we are a Mindful employer.

Get in touch

We do recruit newly qualified graduates as well as experienced consultants. You can email a CV and covering letter to

We also have a structured internship programme at Living Wage but are not looking for any interns at the moment.