What attracted you to work at Cantarus?
The team at Cantarus is exceptionally talented and knowledgeable – it’s a rare day that I don’t learn something new or develop my skills in some way. The company has an inclusive and supportive culture (as evidenced by our 5/5 Glassdoor rating), with a meritocratic structure that gives ambitious team members myriad opportunities to develop new skills and progress their careers. That, and there’s a pool table in the office that also does air hockey and table tennis!
What does a typical working day/week look like for you?
No two days are the same – which is definitely an advantage! In any given week, I could be writing a proposal for a website project, speaking on a webinar about online community, meeting with existing clients to support their accounts, or be on-site with an organisation advising on their future technology strategy.
What skills would you say are most important for the role of Senior Consultant?
People skills are essential – whether I’m developing relationships with clients, speaking to a new prospect, or delivering a webinar, the ability to connect with, listen to and develop a detailed understanding of a client’s needs is fundamental to the role. Relevant experience is also a big advantage – my extensive background in membership has given me a huge amount of insight into the needs, challenges and opportunities present in the sector.
What have you recently been working on? Is there anything that you are most proud of or excited about?
We recently completed a consultancy exercise with a membership organisation to help advise on a data collection methodology for their equality, diversity, and inclusion project. We’re super excited that our work has contributed in a small way towards such a transformational initiative!