Researcher Vacancies

Head of Research

London (or Leeds)
Job Information
Company Hays Executive
Contact Andrew Timlin
Telephone 07887777735
Position Head of Research
Qualifications Most of all we need someone with a passion for helping our clients – someone who empathises what are clients are delivering in business or in society, and wants to be a key part of their journey.
Following closely behind this, we want someone with a keen sense of intellectual curiosity – eager to think of business problems from different angles – keen to explore and develop new lines of enquiry to ensure we can find and deliver the most talented and diverse shortlists, again and again.
Of course, we will also need a natural attention to detail and a high level of written and verbal communication.
We aren’t too prescriptive about formal experience, but we envisage that you will have previous experience of research in an executive search or senior recruitment environment, and a demonstrable ability to compile and convert in-depth complex market intelligence into successful client outcomes.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Andrew Timlin on 07887777735 or

Job Description This challenging role is rewarding, varied and intellectually stimulating. It provides an almost unique opportunity to develop a new research function for one of the largest recruitment companies in the UK – a chance to shape a newly imagined search function and create a lasting legacy.
You will lead, develop and manage our research team - working collaboratively with other researchers and supporting our executive search consultants on individual campaigns by identifying potential candidates through a combination of desk based research and telephone networking, as well as enhancing the reach and breadth of our benchmarking and market insight functions.
Above and beyond this though, you will be responsible for further enhancing professional standards, liaising with senior management and developing the impact and reach of our research team .
Playing a pivotal role in executive search and headhunting, you will have a major impact in the appointment of critical, high profile leadership appointments.
We offer a hybrid working model – combining time at home with time an in office so that our employees can balance domestic and family commitment with securing the camaraderie of a sociable and thriving office environment.
Company Description Hays is a FTSE 250 company, one of the world’s leading specialist recruitment consultancies with a truly global footprint. Hays Executive is our executive search division, responsible for senior appointments at board level in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. We have 24 offices across the world and employ over 100 consultants. We are now looking to recruit a new UK Head of Research.
Established in 1988, we are a fully integrated executive search business, with specialist practices providing benchmarking and insight, research, search & selection and assessment & development. We are proud of the breadth of our work - appointing board members and senior executives in a diverse range of organisations, including government departments, plc’s, owner managed businesses and across the public and voluntary sectors. We also take great pride in the transformative impact of the people we place – and given the breadth of our work it’s no exaggeration to say that the executives we help appoint change the lives of millions of people on a daily basis across public services and the corporate world.
Our team in Leeds and London comprise some of the most experienced consultants in our business, who operate in a mature, collegiate and quality driven environment. The research team forms an integral part of our prestigious business and provides market intelligence, search and benchmarking services.
location London (or Leeds)
Start As soon as possible
Salary C£50,000
Reference HEHOR
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