Research Associate

Ref: RA2022

Perrett Laver


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Role Managed by:

Kimberley Tiley

Head of Research (Global Higher Education, Global Research Leadership & Sports)

Primary Practice Group: Work for Perrett Laver

Salary & Benefits: Competitve

Who we are

Perrett Laver is a leading global executive search firm focused on mission-driven sectors. We advise educational, research, healthcare, government, philanthropic, non-profit, environmental, arts, cultural and sports organisations in world-class appointments.

We are a values-driven search firm with a deep passion for the outcomes and impact that our sectors deliver in society, with strong internal commitments to diversity, mental health, social mobility, education and justice.

We are an Employee Owned organisation.

To find out more, please visit our website


Global Higher Education Practice

Perrett Laver supports 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.


The position of Research Associate is fundamental to our business. By combining the intellectual and analytical skills necessary to grasp complex briefs and the research skills to identify world-leading candidates for leadership roles, you will be responsible for identifying and attracting candidates. 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.


Skills and experience required:

  • a keen interest in the higher education sector.
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • strong inter-personal skills, both over the phone and face-to-face.
  • rigorous analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • tenacious, resilience and determination.
  • previous work experience, ideally gained within a professional workplace.
  • alignment to the Perrett Laver values.



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