Consultant, Social Impact and Environment Practice - Amsterdam

Ref: Cons2023

Perrett Laver

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Role Managed by:

Dr Lisbeth van Cauwenberghe


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

A reputable and growing company in Amsterdam is looking to strengthen its dynamic team of 15 people representing 11 different nationalities. Do you have a passion for working with non-profit and social impact organisations focused? Do you feel connected to organisations that are serious about contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals? And do you enjoy working independently in a small team where fun and professional development are self-evident, and team spirit is paramount? Then this might be the role for you!


About us

Perrett Laver's mission is to place the most talented and diverse leaders in organisations tackling major societal challenges and making an extraordinary impact in society.

Based in the centre of Amsterdam, we identify and place talented and inspiring women and men in leadership positions, and work with (inter)national organisations within higher education, science, culture and arts, and social impact and environment sectors. Within the impact sector, we are proud to consider inspiring organisations such as HIVOS, IKEA Foundation, Bellingcat, Ocean Cleanup and SOS Childrens’ Villages as our clients. 


Your work

Our Consultants are as diverse as our clients, each undertaking their roles with curiosity, integrity and a commitment to delivering the best possible outcomes for those we serve.

You will start the process, proactively building relationships with clients so that they entrust us with helping them identify, engage and hire the best possible diverse leaders for their organisations. Alongside the Senior Consultant, you will be a key contact for the client, understanding their aspirations, concerns and the details and context of each position, to develop the role description and other supporting materials for potential candidates.

You will work closely with the Project Manager to deliver the highest quality of client service and with the Research Associate, designing the search strategy, helping guide an iterative process to produce the strongest, most diverse possible field of candidates. You will conduct in-depth interviews with candidates against the brief, seeking to understand not just the abilities and experience of the individual, but their motivation, values and ways of working, and then present your findings to the client. In your role you will help design the interview process, supporting both clients and candidates, communicate feedback to those candidates who are unsuccessful and negotiating with the preferred candidate.


Our offer

The European team is a close-knit team made up of 28 colleagues in total (spread across our offices in Amsterdam, Berlin and Dublin).

You will have access to and an opportunity to build a network in impactful organisations and businesses. The content of the work is interesting and often topical and relevant. You acquire good insight into the ins & outs of (inter)national organisations. You develop a good understanding of quality and customer focus.

We offer a competitive salary. After successful completion of your probationary period (7 months), you will receive full-time permanent employment with 25 days' holiday plus two days for volunteering.

You will have a mentor and be actively guided in your development; career and growth opportunities are part of the culture.


We welcome you

We are looking for interested individuals with the following competencies:

  • Demonstrable and broad interest in sectors of societal importance, preferably experience working in or working with organisations in the social impact and non-profit sectors.
  • Tenacious, committed and results-oriented, and able to multitask whilst working to tight deadlines.
  • Positive, curious, enthusiastic and a team player, but also able to work independently.
  • Sharp and rigorous analytical skills and attention to detail, particularly regarding the  assessment of candidates.
  • Tenacious and committed with strong personal values.
  • Strong appreciation and understanding  of the importance of punctuality,  responsibility and discretion required for  this role.
  • Creative and flexible approach, drive, and a demonstrable ability to be proactive, as well as the ability to think outside the box.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English. Additional language skills an advantage.

Perrett Laver values diversity and therefore welcomes applications from people from underrepresented groups.

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To apply

We welcome your application at, quoting reference Cons2023. Your application should consist of a CV and a motivation letter.