The SUMS Group (SUMS) is a dynamic and values-focused organisation dedicated to supporting the UK’s Higher Education sector across our three divisions – SUMS Consulting, the Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) and the Procurement Shared Service (PSS).

As a charity and not-for-profit, we are part of the community we serve. Our vision is to be the expert partner of choice for universities, delivering tangible, sustainable impact through high-quality consulting and procurement services. In a recent survey, 95% of SUMS staff felt positive or very positive about working for SUMS. We strive to be a responsible and supportive employer that provides team members with the autonomy and support to bring new ideas to the table for the benefit of our members, clients and our wider communities.

SUMS is an equal opportunities employer and we recognise the value that diverse backgrounds and experiences bring to our work and our organisation. Some identities are still typically under-represented in the workplace and we particularly encourage you to apply if that might be you.

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SUMS Group Associates

SUMS’ network of expert consultants thrives on complex problem-solving that supports university improvement.  We regularly add to our associate pool.  If you would like to join our team, please read more about our approach below. 

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SUMS is growing our team of specialists to provide universities with strategic advice and guidance in the areas of Estates and Finance. We’re looking for exceptional consultants or exceptional people considering a move into consultancy in either of these areas.

  • From a Finance perspective the variety of projects you could get involved in is vast, ranging from restructures of finance departments through to finance function benchmarking, leadership development, resource allocation models, and advice on the merits (and pitfalls) of zero-based budgeting.  We’re looking for people who are financially literate with good commercial experience.
  • For Estates professionals, a similar portfolio of work awaits: Estates Strategy and Planning including performance monitoring, Target Operating Model (TOM) Development, Capital Projects including Property Business Case and Feasibility Study Development, Space Utilisation (teaching and non-teaching space), the Campus Experience (Accessibility and Inclusivity), Service Area Reviews, Policy and Systems reviews.

Core consulting skills, including relationship management, are an essential. If this sounds like you then come and join us on our journey. Contact us at today.