Researcher - Executive Hiring

Company: Shakespeare Martineau
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Team: People and Development
Location: UK-Wide
The opportunity

Are you driven and passionate about talent acquisition? Do you thrive on challenge and ask yourself and others “how can we do this better?” If so, we’d love to hear from you!

We can offer you:

  • A competitive salary with great benefits including 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and a bonus day off for your birthday!
  • Opportunity to join an award winning people team, part of a fast-growing business with great development and career possibilities
  • An empowered working culture where you will be trusted, supported and encouraged to reach your potential
  • Variety, responsibility, challenge within a fast-paced, fun team where you will never be bored!

The opportunity:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our new executive hiring team. You will be working within a small team to shape the strategy of our partner and senior leadership hiring as we develop an in-house search capability.

What you’ll be doing:

Working closely with the executive hiring manager you’ll have end-to-end responsibility for executing the research strategy for executive hires.  You’ll play a key role in identifying, attracting, and assessing diverse talent for leadership roles, including:

  • Participation in role briefings, update meetings and providing status reports and presentations to multiple stakeholder groups
  • Market mapping using a variety of research methods to source the best candidates; developing candidate long and shortlists for searches, typically at partner, board and other senior leadership level roles
  • Proactive targeting of passive candidates
  • Working across a range of social media to build market intelligence and talent insights
  • Communicating and developing creative content to build excitement in our employer brand
  • Delivering outstanding candidate experience throughout the selection process
  • Tracking, collecting and analysing data
  • Embedding DE&I principles throughout the executive hiring process

What you will bring to the role:

  • Senior level resourcing / research experience gained from an executive search firm, agency or an in-house recruiter wanting to develop search experience
  • You’ll thrive on the challenge to find the perfect candidate. Results oriented whilst acting with integrity and authenticity
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement; professional, articulate and the ability to interact, collaborate, influence, empathise and convey ideas and facts succinctly and persuasively, both internally and externally, at all levels
  • Confident presentation and communication skills; be yourself and be brave
  • Knowledge of the latest candidate sourcing tools and methods; you’ll be strategic and tactical throughout the process to ensure a proactive and responsive execution
  • Ability to think laterally, curiosity and the ability to connect the dots to solve problems. You’ll enjoy collecting, tracking and analysing data for competitive insights and business intelligence; spotting patterns, data quality with a strong attention to detail
  • A natural leader and self-starter; takes responsibility and ownership for a successful outcome. You’ll follow up and follow through on all areas of responsibility, anticipate business needs and plan accordingly
  • Ability to manage shifting priorities and deadlines; organised, self-motivated, positive, proactive and uses initiative
  • A strong commitment to exceptional candidate relationship management
  • Discreet; protecting the confidentiality of client engagements
  • IT and social media savvy, you’ll ideally have worked with applicant tracking and candidate management systems

Our Team:

Our Marketing & People Team comprises People Business Partnering, Development, Talent & Culture and People Operations functions all focussed on building a high-performance and people centric culture with strong engagement and a reputation for attracting and developing talent and enabling success at all levels.

Let us introduce ourselves…

It is the people at Shakespeare Martineau that make us so special. By understanding what our people want, giving them the support they need, recognising everyone’s contribution and realising the unique power of teams; together we win.  As a firm we are focused on proactively building and developing diverse teams, bringing different backgrounds, personalities and perspectives together. We play to our strengths, pushing ourselves to be consistently better than yesterday and deliver amazing solutions for our clients. We empower our teams with a high degree of individual responsibility; we self-manage and encourage everyone to be responsible for their own learning, knowing it makes us even better at what we do!  

We believe in trusting our people to make the right decisions for themselves from how you dress, to how, when and where you work – we focus on outputs.

How we work

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it.

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Lincoln, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield. This role will be predominantly home based with travel as required into one of our office hubs. #LI-HYBRID

Additional information

Please be aware, for some vacancies, where we receive high numbers of applications we may need to bring the close date forward.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.