Executive Search Researcher
Work for a business you co-own. Grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Change the world a bit. Life's more interesting working at Saxton Bampfylde.
What We Are Looking For
We are looking for both recent graduates and people with prior business experience to join our research team who are proactive and curious. They need to be able to hold their own with the best and brightest and must be comfortable communicating on the telephone as well as face to face. In addition, candidates will have an empathy for others, a commercial awareness, a desire to work in a firmly team-based environment and the ability to convey ideas, as well as facts, succinctly and persuasively.
Our Researchers are naturally curious and enjoy learning about the world around them. From an early stage we give researchers a great deal of responsibility and autonomy; they must be able to meet these challenges with a keen attention to detail, an ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines and a high level of self motivation.
Research is at the heart of what we do. Our research team is responsible for identifying and developing candidates and acting in support of business development activities through maintaining a broad, sector-oriented knowledge base. Research is primarily conducted through direct contact with potential candidates and sources on the telephone, and supported through tools such as our database, the internet and various industry publications.
The role requires Researchers to plan and deliver on a project independently over a 3-week period with the express aim of attracting suitable candidates. Researchers regularly update the internal consulting team leading on the project before debriefing at its conclusion, creating a report detailing the research strategy, market feedback received, challenges faced and resulting candidate list.
Unlike many other search firms all our researchers work across sectors and with all members of the consulting team. We can find ourselves searching for an HR Director for a FTSE company one week, and the Director of a national museum the next. The variety of the work is one of the most appealing aspects of the role. We work on one assignment at a time, doing up to 3 weeks of intense research; this allows us to really get to know a particular market, comprehensively mapping that particular universe uncovering the very best possible candidates.
The Research Team
We currently have a team over 20 researchers who have come to us via a range of career paths. Our team spans from recent graduates to career researchers who have been in the business for over two decades. We are proud to welcome people from all walks of life. There are opportunities to move into a consulting role or to become a career researcher.
The research team works across three primary locations, London, Edinburgh and Guildford as well as employing experienced home-based workers. Despite this geographical spread, the team are a strong, collegiate group.
We have a rigorous training programme to offer new starters, combined with regular conversations about your development. We offer the outstanding prospects you would expect from the first top ten search firm to have qualified as an Investor in People.
“We exist to change the world by changing leaders in interesting and important organisations. At the same time we aim to create an environment wherein all members of our community can grow to their fullest extent emotionally, intellectually and spiritually”.
We strive to maintain an inclusive workplace where people can bring their authentic whole selves to work. We value each other as individuals worthy of respect and care, and behave towards everyone with honesty, discretion, tolerance and fair-mindedness. It is important to us to grow, support and celebrate the diverse voices of all our Partners as an Employee Owned Business.
Saxton Bampfylde is a top UK search and leadership consulting firm with global reach and a modest mission to change the world. Since our establishment in 1986, we have stayed true to our founding principles, namely our dedication to a unique and genuine search process that is different to our competitors, and our commitment to providing the highest quality service when advising on board level roles for our clients.
In 2014 Saxton Bampfylde became an employee owned organisation. The business is held in trust for our Partners – currently a team of over 90. In what we believe is a first in the executive search industry, we have an elected Trustee body who have oversight of the strategic objectives and values of our business.
What do we offer?
We offer a competitive salary, dependant on experience, plus great benefits, some of which are listed below:
- Partnership bonus
- Flexible working
- Life insurance
- Income protection
- Employee Assistance Scheme
- Private Medical Insurance
- Give as You Earn
- Everyone is equipped with a laptop and mobile phone
Please email us here if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you in your application or with any part of the recruitment process. These may include online tests, video interviews, short phone calls and an assessment centre.
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