Research Associate

Ref: GHE / GCP / GNP / SEO / 2019

Perrett Laver


Role Managed by:

Laura Stuart

Senior Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Work for Perrett Laver

Salary & Benefits: From £27,000

Closing Date: 11/03/2019

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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Perrett Laver is seeking committed and intellectually curious individuals to join our Research Team. As an organisation our shared-values unite us in our daily work and in our own team. We are an equal opportunities and Disability Confident employer, we celebrate diversity, are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Who We Are
Perrett Laver is an Executive Search Firm and our mission is to serve sectors that benefit society by finding the strongest leaders to take on tomorrow’s challenges. We are an Employee Owned Trust, and our diverse team incorporates over 100 employees from many different countries and backgrounds across our 10 global offices. We have practices in Higher Education, Schools, Arts and Culture and the Not-for-Profit sectors. Our Advisory Board is chaired by Professor Dame Alison Richard, formerly Provost of Yale University and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge.

We have been privileged to support appointments such as YolanDa Brown, as the Chair of the Board of Youth Music, Kumi Naidoo as the Secretary General of Amnesty International and Professor Louise Richardson as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

Research Associate
By combining the intellectual and analytical skills necessary to grasp a complex brief and the research skills to identify world-leading candidates for leadership roles, the Research Associate is fundamental to our business. Flexible, rigorous and attracted to complexity, you will be trained in high-level advocacy skills to engage global leaders and executives across our practice groups over the phone and face-to-face.

You will enjoy working under your own initiative to deliver consistently excellent results, and have the capacity to work within a core project team. You’ll be part of a strong, global network of colleagues and friends who inspire and encourage you to have fun while making a real difference and contributing to a wider corporate team.

Role Description
Deliver research on senior appointments to the highest standard;
identify and communicate with a high calibre international candidate field, and advocate on behalf of the client;
develop sector-specific knowledge and expertise;
guide Consultant on appropriate search strategies (i.e. international reach, disciplinary focus);
carry out comprehensive and creative desk-based research for all assignments;
make preliminary assessments of candidates and convey these assessments to the Consultant.

Project management
Manage and independently direct multiple, high volume research projects;
develop and maintain relationships with candidates;
prepare and proof client documents as required, such as research update and longlist/shortlist documents.

Team and company involvement
Contribute to team spirit and work ethic;
ensure a high quality of team output;
work with other Research Associates and the wider team on research strategies.

Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree;
interest in the sectors in which we work;
excellent verbal and written communication;
sharp and rigorous analytical skills and attention to detail;
tenacious, committed with strong personal values;
strong interpersonal skills both over the phone and face-to-face. 

Postgraduate qualification (Masters or PhD);
previous experience in a workplace;
fluency in another language.

Please note that due to a high volume of applicants we will only be able to respond to sucessful candidates. 

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Please search for live opportunities or use the Register Interest facility to sign up for job alerts and/or leave your CV speculatively.