Researcher Executive Search

Researcher Executive Search

Location: London Salary: Intermediate to Experienced Professional
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 We’re Penna, an award-winning organisation that helps others to recruit the best people. As specialists, we know how tricky all of this can be. Which is where our Executive Search team comes in. We’re here to make sure that our clients get the best senior people who will deliver a long lasting effect. We’ve been really successful in the sector so far. So much so, we’re now going through an exciting period of growth. As part of this, we’re looking for a Researcher to help us to become even better. With significant experience in search, mapping, report writing and building strong relationships, you’ll support our Consultants and help the wider Penna business. Just like us, you’ll always be focused on providing the right solution. With this mindset, you’ll create valued relationships with candidates and clients, develop our consultants and enhance our reputation.

And in return, you’ll work with a friendly, supportive team and enjoy all the benefits you’d expect from an organisation with a global network.

A summary of what a day would look like as well as the full breath of the role  is listed below:


To provide research and executive search services of the highest quality to Executive Search consultants for the development, delivery and completion of search assignments, working independently and as part of the team

To deliver quality, diverse and interested search candidates who meet the client specification and criteria on assignments

To contribute to the development of the knowledge base of Penna across the public sector by identifying and saving useful information for general access

To provide information and research to assist with business development/new business opportunities including preparation of pitch/proposal documents

To retain and update candidate and client information on all relevant candidate/client management systems

To support on adhoc projects such as market mapping and salary surveys to support and strengthen client relationships


Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities


Provide research and information on organisations and contacts for proposals, pitches, assignments and other projects

Directly accountable to Consultants for the delivery of search candidates for executive search assignments including: determining the search strategy, creating target lists, contact mapping and identification of candidates

Responsible for identifying/sourcing candidates from desk-based and online networks

Able to lead research and handle high level contacts which require professional, high touch communication and relationship building

To maintain point of contact with candidates to ensure they receive regular communication and updates during the search assignment

To be accountable for 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 including GDPR

Working closely with colleagues in Interim, Sourcing or our Attraction functions, as appropriate, to design and deliver the most effective solution for client needs

To report to clients on status of projects and manage the day to day working relationships with HR and broader client contacts where directed by the Director/Lead Consultant

Where possible and with direction identify opportunities for business leads for the broader Penna offer



Building an understanding of Public Sector and relevant functions through regular review of sector and national media

To be accountable for knowledge and understanding of client issues, imperatives, and recruitment needs

To develop market research for pitches, proposals and to use market intelligence to identify opportunities for new business leads;

Make consultants aware of changes in the market place, both in terms of potential business development activities and general marketplace intelligence, trends and news

Ensure market intelligence from resourcing and sourcing calls is captured and shared appropriately


Systems and Administration

Update of database and relevant systems with research information and contacts

Assist in the development and management of information on the database and related systems

Actively encourage and assist consultants to use the candidate management system

Adhere to best practice standards as set out by Penna and complying with all systems and processes for data and assignment information capture

Keep up to date on changes to legislation including employment law and diversity/equality of opportunity; ensure adherence to good practice as well as statutory requirements and attend training courses as deemed necessary for the role



Personal Attributes, Skills, Knowledge, and Experience:


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