Executive Search Research Associate – London Office

Ref: GNP/GHE/GRL November 2020

Perrett Laver

London, United Kingdom

Role Managed by:

Clara Nelson Strachan

Principal Researcher & Head of Research, Global Non Profits

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204

e: clara.nelsonstrachan@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Work for Perrett Laver

Salary & Benefits: From £28k, depending on experience

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Executive Search Research Associate – London Office

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 company, and our diverse team incorporates over 120 employees from many different countries and backgrounds across our 11 global offices. We have practices in Higher Education, Schools, Arts and Culture and 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 Oxfam International’s Executive Director, Director of Gender Justice at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, President & Principal of King’s College London, Master of Jesus College, Cambridge, Director of Warwick Arts Centre, Hillary Rodham Clinton Professor of Women’s History at the University of Oxford and Chair of Court at Heriot-Watt University.

Global Non-Profit Practice

The Global Non-Profit Practice was established in 2010 and has experienced significant growth ever since. We work with a diverse range of clients internationally across the global development, domestic UK charity, humanitarian response, human rights, environmental, sustainability, social enterprise, think tanks and research institutes, impact investment and private consultancy. Our work also intersects with that of governments and academia.

Higher Education Practice & Research Leadership Practice

Perrett Laver is a global leader in the higher education and research sectors. We support higher education institutions internationally to find academic leaders with the potential to change the world and shape our future. Over the years we have placed hundreds of senior academic leaders and leading professors around the globe. Our clients include ground-breaking scientific and research institutions, leading global educational institutions, large-scale teaching-oriented universities and leading conservatoires.

Research Associate

By combining the intellectual and analytical skills necessary to grasp complex briefs and the research skills to identify world-leading candidates for leadership roles, the Research Associate role is fundamental to our business. Flexible, rigorous and attracted to complexity, you will have the advocacy skills to engage world-class senior leaders on behalf of our varied client base.

You will work under your own initiative in a fast-paced environment to deliver consistently excellent results. Throughout your time at Perrett Laver, you will be part of a strong, global network of colleagues who inspire and encourage you as you develop in the role while making a real difference to our client institutions.

Person specification

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 and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.


  • interest in one of our practice areas (global non-profits sector, higher education or research leadership);
  • excellent verbal and written communication;
  • sharp and rigorous analytical skills, and attention to detail;
  • tenacious and committed with strong personal values;
  • strong inter-personal skills, both over the phone and face-to-face.


  • 2 years’ experience in an office environment and/or relevant organisation or consultancy
  • fluency in a language other than English, preferably French.

To Apply

Please send us a CV and Covering Letter through our website.

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