Senior Resettlement and Social Specialist

Job Title: Senior Resettlement and Social Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH28782
Contact Name: Barrie Dempster
Contact Email:

A rare opportunity has arisen to join a leading consultancy as a Senior Resettlement and Social Specialist. You will join a company at the forefront of some of the most interesting and ethical projects.

Job Objectives

  • Managing the administrative and technical aspects of social impact assessment and resettlement projects (either as stand-alone projects or as part of an ESIA).
  • Winning projects through proposal compilation and building of positive relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Compilation of Social Impact Assessment reports and Resettlement Action Plans.
  • Managing socio-economic and asset surveys, including analysis and interpretation of survey data.
  • Engaging with stakeholders at community and government levels.
  • Liaising with clients and project partners.
  • Effectively managing interfaces between disciplines - e.g. coordination between social/ resettlement practitioners and database management, GIS, stakeholder engagement, land surveying, economic modelling, community health impact assessment, etc.


  • Post graduate degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Research Psychology or related field.


  • 8-10 years' experience in resettlement planning or related field.


  • Must have demonstrable experience in compiling professional reports that meet applicable technical requirements.
  • Must be able to build and maintain relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team
  • Must be willing to travel internationally.
  • Specialist knowledge within the field of social impact assessment and resettlement.
  • Experience in special-purpose studies (e.g. Social and Labour Plans, Community Development Plans, influx management, artisanal mining, etc.) would be beneficial.
  • Experience in electronic (tablet-based) social surveys and/or statistical data analysis would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of French or Swahili would be beneficial (but not essential).
  • Must have a valid driver's licence.


To ensure SUSTAINABILITY in our environment and our business this role will be required to live and uphold the following values:

  • Demonstrating INTEGRITY and HONESTY at all times;
  • Acting in a PROFESSIONAL manner;
  • Working together as a TEAM;
  • Demonstrating CARE;
  • Delivering FLEXIBLE and PRAGMATIC solutions;
  • Demonstrating PASSION; and

For further information, then please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK LTD on 01202 888986 ext 280 or email