Graduate Researcher – £25K + £3K

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

This consultancy is a global executive search and leadership consultancy with 30 years’ experience working within the corporate, commercial, education, public and non-profit sectors. They work in partnership with some of the world’s leading financial institutions (including HSBC and BP) and most renowned charities.
Why Them?
-Over 30 years’ experience working within their markets and excellent retention.
-Level of exposure to research within different industries is unparalleled. All researchers start as ‘generalists’ working across a variety of sectors on a month-to-month basis. On every project you’ll be working with at least one ‘head of practice’ and leverage their expertise within the market.
-A competitive basic salary plus an end of year bonus, depending on how the business is performing.
-Excellent office culture; they have an office choir, football team, netball team and generally enjoy each
other’s company. They work hard but don’t take themselves too seriously.
-Flexible working hours if you’re more of an early bird or night owl.
-After six months you have the option of working from home 1-2 days a week.
-Flexible career progression, guided by you.
You would begin with this company as a researcher and this would involve, to begin with, researching and compiling a long list of candidates that you would deliver to the consultant working on the project who would then present this shortlist to the client. This involves:
-Using traditional executive search methods to research candidates who are relevant to projects you’re working on (e.g. CFO for John Lewis). They have a database of over 250,000 candidates and great relationships with top talent that you will utilise.
-Performing advocacy work on behalf of clients, so talking through these top positions with top tier candidates and thoroughly interviewing them before submitting to your consultant.
-Thought leadership; making sure you’re abreast of all the latest movements within the sector you’re working within.
-Adapting to changing environments. As mentioned, you’ll be working on different projects on a three weekly, cyclical basis and will need to get up to speed with the nuances of those different sectors quickly and efficiently.
What You Need
-Excellent research skills, demonstrated through a 2:1 equivalent or higher in a research heavy degree.
-Experience working on research-based projects.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Experience of working within a team.
-Societal or club involvements would be beneficial.

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