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Job id: 084069. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 07 February 2024. Closing date: 26 February 2024.

Business unit: Human Resources. Department: Executive Search.

Contact details: King's Search Team.

Location: Lavington Street. Category: Professional & Support Services.

King’s Search Researcher

King’s Search Team

King’s Search was re-established in 2017 with the aim of supporting senior academic and professional services recruitment. As the first permanent executive search team to be established in a UK university, we are a distinctive and innovative offering in higher education. We are a small and specialist team, with a broad cross section of recruitment and executive search experience. Embedded within the HR function, we are uniquely positioned to support King's ambition to attract the most influential, diverse, and dynamic leaders from across the globe. We have appointed 71 candidates across the 9 faculties and several directorates and have a busy pipeline for 2024.

The role of Researcher is to identify exceptional, diverse and emerging talent, and produce high quality paperwork and reports. Key to this is ensuring that we are working in partnership with our clients and stakeholders providing appropriate communication in a timely manner, always ensuring accuracy. Responsibilities include mapping the market, building talent pools, approaching prospective candidates, and ensuring that candidate information is stored appropriately on our database.

Developing a detailed understanding of King’s and a broad understanding of different academic disciplines (including King’s NHS partners) will be vital, as market research is fundamental to producing the best possible outcomes, and is the backbone to the success of every assignment. You will also support with client and candidate administration and logistics. King’s Search is committed to delivering the highest quality service to our clients and we pride ourselves on our candidate care.

We are looking for someone to join us for c.12 months as soon as possible, to support the team during a period of maternity leave. Our ideal candidate will have experience of working within recruitment, executive search or an in-house talent team with excellent research and mapping skills. You will be expected to bring strong administration skills, be highly organised, with attention to detail and able to effectively prioritise multiple projects and deadlines.

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Please apply through King’s career pages and submit a CV and supporting statement (2 sides A4 max) outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this role. The closing date for applications is 23.59 Monday 26th February. Interviews will take place w/c 4th March 2024.