Job title: Researcher
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: London, UK
Job published: 24-08-2023
Job ID: 35843

Job Description


The Opportunity

Gibson Watts is a global search and recruitment business that partners with organisations focused on driving forward sustainability through clean technologies. Our clients are across the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. We are broad regarding the types of roles that we handle and collectively have many years of experience in recruitment.

Due to our continued success, we are looking to hire a graduate Researcher to join our search team in London. As part of the team, you shall support recruitment through our Professional Search processes to recruit and attract top talent for senior and executive-level positions.

The Role

The position will involve providing traditional research support to the team while ensuring that reports and data integrity is of the highest quality for our clients. As well as being a research role, there will also be substantial opportunity to grow and develop within the team and work closely with consultants to assist with new business and client engagement.

Some tasks required for the role are:

  • Conduct thorough research to navigate target organisations and build lists of candidates that accurately reflect the client briefing.
  • Identify relevant candidate profiles using a variety of sourcing techniques.
  • Execute direct talent sourcing practices and candidate screening techniques to include resume pre-screening, telephone interviewing, and shortlisting.
  • Use competency-based interviewing techniques to qualify suitable candidates.
  • Work closely with colleagues and occasionally clients to set expectations for the recruitment process and to fulfil the required search briefing.
  • Conduct ongoing candidate pipeline development activities and talent network expansion for active and future requisitions.
  • Balance deadlines and deliverables for multiple searches at a time.
  • Maintain data quality and accuracy within the company’s internal database.
  • Support key business development activities.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A high degree of customer focus and the ability to build and maintain professional relationships.
  • Good attention to detail born out of a research-heavy degree.
  • Strong drive for results and a commitment to producing a high level of work efficiently and often within tight time frames.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to new processes and effectively deal with change and ambiguity.
  • Willing to embody our core values: Intuitive, Supportive, Collaborative, and Transformative.

About Gibson Watts

Gibson Watts brings together the finest executive search and recruitment professionals with a dedicated focus on our core market, the energy transition and sustainability. We have developed a first-class reputation for delivering to a myriad of clients as this market expands rapidly. By providing an exceptional and tailored service, we help businesses identify and employ the best talent in the market.

We offer a hybrid model allowing individuals to work flexibly with a 3:2/Office: Home. The successful candidate will want to do something different, will be passionate about delivering excellence and be bold in their approach to getting things done; as well as demonstrating a strong wish to be part of something amazing that is scaling every day. A positive attitude is everything in this business – how you approach being successful will ultimately lead to great many rewards.


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