Research Associate

For further information please contact Jodie Woodrow.

Pure Executive, a division of Pure, specialises in Executive search across the East of England. We use our in-depth market knowledge and extensive networks to support SMEs, Not-For-Profit and listed organisations find the right leaders for their teams. We deliver board, senior leadership, non-executive and chair positions whether it be for succession planning, M&A activity, growth, turnaround, diversification, or wholesale change.

Pure Executive has grown 20% since the pandemic and to enable continued growth, we are looking for a Research Associate to join us. Aligned to our core values of quality, teamwork and innovation you will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with a team of highly experienced Search Consultants, who take a holistic approach to Executive search.  Combining your relationship building skills, with data analysis and research you will play a pivotal role in ensuring we continue to support organisations across the region to appoint the best leaders whilst evolving our inhouse search capability. Progression is part of this role with the opportunity to either build a research team or to develop into a Search Consultant.

As Research Associate you will be responsible for:

  • Providing insight and research into organisations and sectors
  • Attending client briefing meetings to support the preparation of proposals and briefs 
  • Identifying and qualifying prospective candidates whilst working alongside the Consultants to make introductions and approaches
  • Cultivating candidate and industry-expert relationships
  • Preparation of client long-list and short-list reports 
  • Analysing information to develop insights and business intelligence on people and leadership related issues to develop white papers and articles 
  • Supporting with salary benchmarking reviews and preparing reports 
  • Supporting the success of Pure’s development programmes (Women’s Leadership, Best Employers Eastern Region and Board Ready Talent Scheme).
Skills and qualities required:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, comfortable with report writing and creating presentations
  • Previous experience of research within a recruitment/professional advisor firm is preferred, although we would consider transferable skills.  
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • High standards and quality driven with a good attention to detail
  • Professionalism and discretion 
  • A commercial and inquisitive mind set
  • Collaborative and creative team player with good interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Highly organised with the ability to multi-task and deal with ambiguity
At Pure Executive we do things differently. We have created a dynamic, supportive environment where people work flexibly, in a hybrid model and a culture of teamwork is fostered. We measure our success through repeat business and referrals developed from our established long-term relationships as trusted advisors. If you believe you can contribute to Pure Executives growth and our approach complements your values, we would love to hear from you.

This position can be based from any of our offices - Cambridge, Norwich, Ipswich or Chelmsford. 

Contact Jodie Woodrow or Lynn Walters for an exploratory discussion.