Senior Associate / Researcher

Are you looking for a fresh challenge, with the opportunity to progress within a growing business?

If so, we want to hear from you.

The role

The purpose of the role is to deliver a Rolls Royce service to our clients, taking full responsibility for running the search process for assigned client work, and acting as a bridge between the commercial and delivery functions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Attending client calls and briefings
  • Working with Partners, Consultants and Delivery team on search strategy
  • Writing briefs and job descriptions
  • Researching and sourcing potential candidates from our database and external sources
  • Speaking with potential candidates, explain the role in detail, influence and establish interest, and assess suitability for the role
  • Ensuring effective and authoritative responses to detailed candidate questions
  • Developing positioning maps, target lists, briefing sheets and proposal documents
  • Building, populating and refining search lists
  • Preparing profiles and candidate reports
  • Collating weekly status reports and deliver assignment milestones on time
  • Collating and providing the candidate briefing pack to the candidate post ORESA interview and pre client. Briefing and de-briefing candidates for client interview as required
  • Researching companies and gather strategic information including building organisational structure maps
  • Proactively developing relationships with candidates and clients, and identifying business development and candidate opportunities post-assignment
  • Source and present candidates for contingency and interim roles
  • Inputting all relevant information onto the internal database with support from the admin team.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong recruitment background and experience in fulfilment of client assignments
  • A qualification, ideally at degree level
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Articulate, with the ability to tailor content for a C-suite audience
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, with strong planning and organisational skills
  • An ability to work independently to tight deadlines; highly proactive and self-motivated
  • Committed to continual improvement
  • Technical proficiency, particularly with database management
  • Curiosity and passion for the technology, fashion and consumer industries is an advantage
  • A strong drive for self-improvement and the confidence to articulate issues and opportunities


  • Competitive salary
  • Remote working
  • Pension: auto-enrolment statutory contributions
  • 23 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Birthday off
  • Bonus scheme
  • Group life assurance (DIS): 4x base salary
  • Wellbeing benefits including EAP, counselling (CBT, financial support, career coaching), Smart Health, and access to a wellbeing app
  • Oresa team/ social events
  • Paid time off each year to volunteer
  • Professional membership fee support

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