EY Advisory Health Senior Consultant in All, Ireland

Title: Advisory Health Senior Consultant

Location: IE-All-Dublin

Job Number: DUB002XS

Advisory Health Senior Consultant

EY Dublin

Permanent Full time position


At EY, we are expanding our Advisory practice and specifically building our Performance Improvement (PI) team. Due to this expansion we are seeking to recruit high achieving business consultants at Senior Consultant level for our Health team in particular. Individuals with experience of our other focus sectors (Transport, Utilities, Central Government and TMT) are also considered relevant.


Our Health Advisory team is a leader in the health consulting industry and is the largest health practice across the UK and Ireland. We work with providers, hospital groups, commissioners and policy makers to deliver extensive insight into policy and strategy development, and focus largely on implementation and service improvement.

Our core team has a wealth of hands-on experience and includes a number of ex-clinicians. This is reinforced by subject matter resources, and a range of supporting teams. Sustainability is at the core of our work. Through integrated working between our teams, clinicians and management, we work to embed our skills and deep subject matter knowledge into the client organisations with which we work.


Scope of the Role

The scope of the Senior Consultant’s role will vary depending on the assigned project and sector. The role involves working with a variety of stakeholders across client sites and duties would include but not be limited to:

  • Project management

  • Research and analysis

  • Problem solving and structured thinking

  • Presentations to colleagues and clients

  • Stakeholder engagement e.g. facilitation of workshops and meetings

  • Proposal development

  • Report writing

  • Business development

The scope of this role is flexible, and the above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties involved. Consequently, successful candidates may be required to perform other duties and support the wider advisory team as required from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should have a strong academic record including a third level qualification, preferably in a science/healthcare discipline or a business related field or equivalent.

Skills required for this Senior Consultant role:

  • Business consulting and/or healthcare industry experience is essential

  • You should be able to work consultatively on a strategic or operational level

  • You must demonstrate strong communication / interpersonal skills and an ability to engage with multiple stakeholders at all levels

  • You should demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work as part of a team

  • You should be able to demonstrate the ability to take initiate to develop ideas and concepts in a structured manner

  • You should demonstrate ability to plan, organise and demonstrated time management skills

  • You should have clear problem solving skills, and display a logical thought process in understanding client challenges and exploring possible solutions

  • You should have project management experience including; developing and monitoring project plans, deliverables, milestones, risks, issues, dependencies and benefits

  • Display strong analytical skills to enable analysis, data interpretation and extraction

  • You should be proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)

In addition, experience in the following types of health sector experience in the acute, community and primary care settings would be advantageous:

  • Integrated Care Pathway development/planning/implementation

  • Integrated Business Plan development

  • Clinical Service Core Business Review

  • Clinical Operating Model development

  • Hospital function development

  • Performance optimisation in hospitals/healthcare organisations

  • Health care provider integration and collaboration

  • Social and health integration

  • Change management

As there will be opportunities to work across our other focus sectors within the PI practice (Transport, Energy and Assets, Central Government), experience in these sectors would be an advantage.

Experience in one or more of the following competencies is also desirable:

  • Supply Chain & Operations, for example: Supply chain/service transformation, Operations performance transformation, Business Case development, Business Process Improvement

  • Programme Management, for example: Programme Execution Planning, Governance structures and programme approach, Programme schedule and risk register/management, Cost monitoring model, Stakeholder matrix and Communications Plan, Reviewing and testing/control procedures, Team development, Transformation projects (on time and to budget

  • People and Organisational Change, for example: Change impact, Stakeholder management and risk mitigation planning, Benefits realisation tracking, Change initiatives e.g. communication documents/ workshops, Requirement definition and planning for new organisation roles and responsibilities

  • Structured problem solving, for example: Definition and discussion of complex business issues, Preparation of materials to communicate issues/solutions/implications, Implementation of appropriate problem-solving tools and techniques

  • Finance, for example: Finance process transformation, Enterprise cost effectiveness, Finance process efficiency

If you have keen interest in the healthcare sector in Ireland as well as the intellectual curiosity and energy, then the EY Advisory Health team could be exactly the right place for you. In addition you will have the opportunity to be part of a growing PI team working across other sectors such as Transport, Energy and Assets and Central Government.

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.