Welcome to VERCIDA website.

Skip to main content
Enable Recite to make this website accessible

Profile completeness

Did you know that users who have filled in their profile details are 42 times more likely to get matched with the right employer?

security illustration Help us find the best workplace for you by sharing more about yourself. We will never disclose your information with others.

Job description

Location - London, Leeds, Birmingham or Home Based

Your chance to help shape a better society.

We are the UK's leading people advisory business across public and not for profit sectors, helping organisations to build future ready leadership to accelerate transformational change. With accomplished leadership development and interim leadership practices, we are perhaps best known as market leaders in Executive Search, with a reputation for strong client relationships, candidate care and exceptional sector and discipline knowledge.

We are invested in what we do and are proud to deliver some of the most high-profile roles in UK public life and support a range of organisations who share a common purpose to deliver societal value, enabling people from all walks of life to live happier, more productive lives.

Our dedicated Technology & Transformation practice was established in 2016 to support GatenbySanderson's diverse client base in its delivery of often pioneering digital, data and technology initiatives. We work across all of the sectors in which we operate, working extensively across Central and Local Government, Higher Education, Not for Profit, Regulation, the NHS and Housing & Infrastructure and are proud to have developed a reputation for exceptional candidate and client care, thoughtful, lateral and thorough search and above all, commitment and collaboration.

As part of our continued growth plan, we're searching for a new Research Principal who is invested in what we do, with the talent and potential to rise to the highest levels of our business. This role requires someone who is passionate about client and candidate experience, delivering results, and increasingly high standards of research.

If you are an experienced Researcher, skilled at conversing with senior digital, data and technology professionals, we can't wait to hear from you.

What you'll do:

As a Research Principal you'll play a key role in continuing to shape our research function, ensuring that through personal coaching and mentoring, Researchers demonstrate a depth of practice insight and knowledge which provides competitive advantage. As a senior specialist within the team, this role will be challenged with working on the highest profile and complex technology and transformation searches that GatenbySanderson has the privilege of working.

The role may be required to contribute to proposal writing and pitches, you'll work with colleagues to appropriately challenge role briefs and secure tight search parameters, and you'll be responsible for ensuring that client, consultant and candidate experiences are exemplary, with expectations being set appropriately throughout the projects.

To be successful you'll need:

= Extensive Research experience in executive recruitment

= A track record of succesfully researching the most senior technology, digital and data roles.

= Ability to assimilate and interpret information gathered from a number of sources

= Track record of successfully using your judgement and thinking laterally to inform effective decision making

= Effective, concise written skills encompassing reports, assessments and analysis

= Project management capability across multiple projects; deadline management is key

Although not essential, the following experience would be ideal:

= Experience of working with public sector clients

Why GatenbySanderson?

You'll be joining a team of high achievers, working with colleagues of national repute in their fields.

Your professional development is pro-actively managed from day one, with our dedicated research and consulting career pathway programmes.

If you have tenacity, courage and curiosity, we will welcome you to a dynamic, progressive and national business.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Chantelle Harris, Head of Talent Acquisition at chantelle.harris@gatenbysanderson.com or call 07384 460191

We actively encourage applications from everyone. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do, and we are deeply committed to equality of opportunity for all, building diverse teams and having an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive.

How To Apply
To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

GatenbySanderson has offices in Leeds, London & Birmingham. We support flexible working wherever possible. If you are unsure of where particular roles are located, please get in touch with us to find out how we can make working for us work for you.

Learn more about GatenbySanderson

Be unique. Be authentic. However you prefer to say it, we really mean it. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone belongs. We’re determined to build a better, more connected world for everyone.

Articles you might like

Other jobs in Business Management, Human Resources

Senior Garden Designer

Birmingham, UK

posted 5 hours ago

Health Sector Transformation Advisory Lead

Project Management
United Kingdom

posted 5 hours ago

You will receive an email with link to reset your password.

Enter your new password