We identify and recruit the very best Consultants from a diverse range of backgrounds, disciplines, cultures and communities. We work with all our staff to develop their expertise and competencies throughout their career, including professional and personal areas.
Our values are part of our DNA. They guide the way we work with each other, with our clients, and within our communities. Our values are:
- Honesty – we tell the truth, we will be sincere and fair
- Respect – we show regard and consideration for the opinions of others
- Integrity & Trust – we demonstrate strong moral principles and are trustworthy
- Collaboration – we work to achieve shared goals
- Accountable – we are accountable and responsible for our actions and results
Through these values we have a vibrant and successful company where people can thrive and clients prosper. They define our culture.
We make a commitment to all our staff for the long term, providing a platform and the support for them to develop, flourish and ultimately realise their own potential. Schofield Lothian aims to be an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment.
On an regular basis we conduct Employee and Customer Satisfaction Surveys where we identify areas for continuous improvement and focus for development. We are members of IIP (Investors In People) and have been selected for the Building Good Employer Guide on numerous occasions. In recent years, we have expanded our Customer Satisfaction Surveys to include one-on-one VOC (Voice of the Customer) interviews where we gather detailed feedback on areas for innovation and service enhancements.
Consultants can join Schofield Lothian at any level, from Graduate through Consultant to Associate Director level. Every level within the organisation has clear guidelines about performance, client relationships and project delivery. Junior Consultants will generally work with more senior Consultants to gain the expertise necessary to deliver effective and value added to our Clients.
Each practice has a Practice Leader/Director who is responsible for the service offering, project delivery and profitable growth of the practice. They are supported by a number of Managers/Associate Directors, who in addition to their Client responsibilities, are actively involved in the operational running of the Practice and delivery of the services by the consultant teams. This is a typical career path for Consultants who want to get into management within the consultancy.
We encourage all our Consultants to actively participate with their relevant professional body, whether it be the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) or the APM (Association for Project Managers). Other professional bodies include: the CIOB, ICE, IEMA, IMechE, Open BIM Network, SCL and RTPI. We are often asked to speak at industry events organised by these professional bodies.
We also operate a Graduate Programme which offers recent graduates, or young potential consultants, the opportunity to develop and perfect the skills and professional expertise while on the job, including training and development. The key elements are: tailored programme for each individual; cross Practice and Sector exposure; acquisition of core skills and competencies; assigned Practice Leader, Manager and mentor/’buddy’; combination of on-the-job experience and training programmes. The key outputs of the programme include: skills & competencies log; project profiles; and knowledge papers.