Associate Consultant - Search Team

Associate Consultant - Search Team

Location: London Salary: Intermediate Level
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As an Associate Consultant in the Public Sector Search Practice, you will support the delivery of high quality, cost effective and timely operational delivery of assignments and initiatives.

You will primarily support the Directors in delivery of recruitment campaigns, business development and marketing activities.

Deliver executive search services of the highest quality to both clients and candidates, working both independently and as part of the Public Sector team

To take part in business delivery activities with additional campaign accountability supporting the  Directors

To take part in supporting and strengthening existing client relationships

To support delivery of search and selection assignments in full or part both in a supportive role

Conduct high end research working collaboratively with researches and research assistants to further the knowledge base of the practice



Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

 To support the day to day successful delivery of executive recruitment assignments, adhering to best practice standards as set out by Penna and complying with all systems and processes for data and assignment information capture

Working closely with the Research, Interim, Sourcing and our Attraction functions help design and deliver the most appropriate solution for client needs

To support in reporting to clients on status of projects and maintain the day to day working relationships with HR and line within clients

Support and ensure the effective and timely delivery of search campaigns meeting agreed deadlines and delivering high quality services to clients

To be accountable for knowledge and understanding of client directions, issues, imperatives, strategies, and organisation

Support the Public Sector Search Practice through high end research activity and capture of market intelligence

To start to develop appropriate relationships with clients to have a broad understanding of relevant external market issues and to use these to identify opportunities for the Penna proposition

Where possible, play a supportive in the sale of Penna solutions to the client and seek opportunities to grow business across the talent management offering


Key Relationships


Nature of relationship

Director – Public Sector Executive Search

Line Manager


Peer group


Delivery of excellent service and support


Delivery Partners

Penna Client Partners

Work to utilise information on clients


Personal Attributes, Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

Passionate about people, clients and candidates

Interested in the public sector and it’s talent management challenges

Ability to overcome obstacles and get things done

Excellent assignment management and quality administrative skills

Sales orientated with good networking and relationship building abilities

Attention to detail and quality

IT literate with the ability to utilise Office systems and social media




Penna Behaviours

All employees within Penna must demonstrate behaviours consistent with the corporate values; Accountable, Supportive, Collaborative and Inspiring as listed below.



Does what they say they will do

·         Builds open, honest and realistic relationships with customers and colleagues

·         Reliable and acts with integrity

·         Determined and passionate about delivery the best

·         Accountable



Creates an environment where people can give of their best

·         Seeks to understand the needs and concerns of others

·         Creates a learning environment

·         Seeks feedback from other in order to learn and develop

·         Inspires others to achieve their goals



Works as part of one team

·         Pulls together to put the customer first

·         Support colleagues without waiting to be asked

·         Helps others succeed and celebrate their success

·         Actively looks to break down barriers and finds ways to work together



Creates new possibilities

·         Comes to work to make a difference, sets high goals and gives 100% personal energy

·         Believes in what we do and demonstrates this through actions

·         Regularly challenges thinking and is open to new ideas and ways of working

·         Has ambition and confidence to do thinks in new ways and to create and deliver inspirational solutions



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