Consultant – R&D Tax (Food)

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Title: Consultant – R&D Tax (Food)

Office location: 88 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 3BP

Reports to: Innovation Management

Working hours: 9:00 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday standard working hours, dependent on client demands.


Are you a consultant with a passion for Innovation? Ayming UK is looking for an R&D Tax Consultant with a back in Food Science(s) to join its thriving team in the heart of London.

According to HMRC, Research and Development (R&D) occurs when a project aims to advance overall knowledge or capability in its field. So, working in R&D tax, you will consult with clients leading cutting-edge industry developments, actively driving and pushing boundaries in innovation globally.

With seven years of consistent year-on-year growth, Ayming is the perfect place to upskill and specialise in R&D tax. Defying the industry trend of stagnant salaries and shrinking opportunities, Ayming continues to soar, and we’re looking for eager and ambitious talent to take us to the next level.

As the UK’s leading R&D tax consultancy, we regularly win engagements against Big-4 incumbents and give you genuine responsibility from Day One. You’ll play an active part in major engagements, not just number crunch, and you’ll learn how to provide specialist advice to our clients on the technical, tax, and financial aspects of R&D tax reliefs. Join Ayming and take this fantastic opportunity to work with big-name clients across key sectors and make a real impact.

What are you waiting for? Grow your consulting career in the UK’s leading innovation consultancy.

Experience and requirements

We seek candidates with an advanced degree, preferably a Master’s or PhD, in one of the fields below:

  • Food Sciences
  • Formulation Sciences
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Food Innovation
  • Food Science and Nutrition

Ideal candidates will have prior experience in product development or a food science/technical role. We are particularly interested in those looking to transition their skills and expertise into an exciting career in consulting.

Additionally, we welcome applications from R&D Tax Consultants with a background in Food Science or a related discipline.


  • Client-facing: Building client relationships throughout the sales and production process. This includes regular correspondence for claim-related information and liaising directly with government task authorities on their behalf.
  • Subject matter expert: A technical understanding of your specialism, with working knowledge of consulting processes.
  • Report and claim management: Support in creating structured claim reports, R&D project descriptions and justifications, and claims adjustments based on determined tax liability.
  • Aware and informed: Well-versed in current affairs and innovative development across key global sectors.

Skills and personal qualities

  • Dependable: You align with client needs, adhere to reporting methodology, and collaborate among team members on projects and rationales.
  • Critical thinker: Able to research, investigate, and solve problems using available resources.
  • Eager to learn: Open, excited, and willing to learn more about the R&D tax space and its applications across different industries.
  • Proactive: Proactively engage in tasks, research, and with clients.

There’s a reason why our mantra is “Further Together” – We can achieve more if we work together!

When our people are valued and rewarded, their potential is limitless. We offer highly competitive remuneration packages to ensure that our pay always positively reflects performance and the market.

We offer

  • 📃 Thorough internal training to learn the real-world applications of your specialism in R&D Tax Consulting, in line with HMRC guidelines.
  • 👩🏼 The opportunity to join a multi-talented team made up of dual-qualified tax and technical experts, including engineers, scientists, accountants, and software specialists, to name but a few.
  • 🏗 Genuine responsibility with direct client engagement across various sectors, including Technology, Manufacturing, Construction, Food, and others.
  • 🏢 Being a part of a great team of over 70 Aymers in our London office.
  • 🌱Extensive career development, progression, and training – Continuous development and support for your professional qualifications, personal goals, and aspirations so we can grow together.
  • 👩🏽‍🎓 Career Coaching – Better never stops. Sharing our time to make the best use of yours.
  • 🌍 International mobility.

That’s not all – we also offer more Employee perks

  • 🗓25 Days Holiday per annum with the option to buy an additional five days – a time to step back, relax, and focus on the things that are important to you
  • 🎉 An extra day off for your birthday.
  • 💷 5% Company Pension matched contribution – Looking after your future when it’s time to step back and relax.
  • 💛 Immediate membership to Healthshield, a ‘well-being’ medical health scheme.
  • 🏥Day one access to Help@hand, an app-based service providing remote GP services and enhanced health support.
  • 💻Company Laptop & iPhone.
  • 🏥 Private Health Cover
  • 💷 x4 Basic Salary Death in Service Benefit.
  • 🚲Cycle to Work scheme
  • 🏋🏽‍♂️ 25% off Gym memberships, Leisure centres, Bootcamps or Yoga studios.
  • 🛒Access to our Employee Benefits Platform (Sodexo) – multiple discounts across Highstreet stores, Grocery Shopping, Travel and Leisure activities.
  • 🌞 Summer Fridays – Log off early on Fridays during the summer months to kick off your weekends a little earlier.

What to expect

We value drive, determination, teamwork, and a desire to learn. We believe you get the best of both worlds at Ayming – the credentials of a top-tier consulting firm and the entrepreneurial spirit and culture of a boutique. You’re not going to be a small cog in a big machine here – we’re a team where every contribution counts, and when you go that extra mile, you’ll get the recognition you deserve. Our teams are empowered to take ownership of their work, delivering exceptional results for clients and making a genuine contribution to the growth and success of the UK business.