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Executive Researcher

C17Search is the Executive Search practice of Climate17. A purpose-led recruitment organisation determined to contribute to finding solutions to the worlds most pressing issues, such as climate change and inequality through purpose-driven search. Our company name relates to climate change mitigation and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals issued as a call to action by the United Nations. Headquartered in Bournemouth, UK, Climate17 reach expands across the world. We actively engage with businesses and organisations looking to improve their environmental footprint and social impact as well as those who are already on track to meet their net-zero targets. We help them achieve their social and environmental agenda through talent strategies and organisational development. Climate17 was established to tackle talent shortages across Clean Energy & Environmental markets. It has since developed beyond this scope by delivering key mandates within the Sustainability, ESG and the D&I space, through the provision of unrivalled market knowledge, proactive search methodology and professional networks. Our founders have spent over 20 years recruiting specialist talent for market leading organisations in these ever increasingly competitive and equally crucial sectors. C17Search is currently looking to add an Executive Researcher to the team. The job of an Executive Researcher at Climate17 requires a balanced mixed of investigative research, consultancy, and analytical capabilities, as well as an interest and ability to spot and gather industry intelligence which feeds into the C17Search knowledge bank. This role sits at the heart of C17Search success, providing insight into sustainability and ESG policies, strategies, initiatives, direction, and beliefs of the organisations that the practice interacts with. This visibility of the global business landscape presents a further opportunity to add value to our clients and therefore it requires high degrees of accuracy, a keen eye, and an understanding of the value that this information brings to the development of the practice. Main Responsibilities In securing pitches and retaining mandates: To keep an ear on the ground to identify leads that could be converted into retained work. To detect and research target companies, identifying possible decision makers and ways to contact them. To research and gather information for proposal development and pitch days as agreed with the project lead. In delivering retained mandates: To prepare in advance and participate in the initial briefing sessions of C17Search retained mandates. To conduct market mapping through research and identification of top talent, relevant to the mandate and the client-agreed company target list. To approach and make first contact with potentially relevant candidates, using multiple channels such as headhunting techniques, referrals, and platforms such as LinkedIn. To conduct basic profiling, including securing CVs and an understanding of their expectations (i.e. package, location etc.), as agreed beforehand with the project lead. To log candidates correctly onto the CRM system and to keep the information up to date. To keep the lead consultant up to date on the developments of the search process, highlighting individuals that may require a quicker turnaround, or that may look like a great match, as this may speed up the delivery process. To support the lead consultant when required in scheduling and booking interviews, trip arrangements, etc. At all times: To work in close partnership with the Associate Director, To ensure that all sourcing strategies are diverse in nature, to include a balanced number of candidates from all genders and diverse backgrounds. To keep abreast of climate change related news, sustainability and ESG initiatives and policies and their potential sector related implications. This would include basic understanding of geopolitics, new technologies and social innovation for instance. To approach relevant sustainability and ESG professionals, including D&I, on an ongoing basis that can potentially be presented to existing or future clients. To partner with executive lead consultant to understand specific talent needs or gaps, in order to develop a pipeline of active and passive top talent and develop where possible a network to tap into for sourcing purposes. To keep up to date with new strategies, trends and technologies on executive candidate sourcing and contribute to developing and maintaining best practices. To keep a constant and open two-way communication with C17Connect and Climate17 support and management teams. Skills & Qualifications Bachelors degree or equivalent experience. A minimum of 3 years research, sourcing, or recruitment experience. Experience using CRM systems. Excellent command of spoken and written English. A second European language preferable but not essential. The ability to gather and digest large amounts of information, extracting and presenting succinctly the most relevant points and providing insight. Ability to produce comprehensive candidate, client and market reports for an assignment when required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to confidently interact with board and senior management level individuals from different backgrounds. Ability and desire to interact with individuals of diverse gender and racial backgrounds. Highly organised and intellectually curious. An understanding of and interest in sustainability and climate change related topics, initiatives and policies. Career Development We will review duties and performance annually and always look for ways to support your career development. Climate17s Unique Value Propositions Knowledgeable: We are true specialists and are always expanding our knowledge to remain at the forefront of our markets. Passionate: We have worked across Clean Energy & Environmental markets for many years and have a genuine desire to contribute to their growth and development. Genuine: We are open and honest. We seek to build long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our clients and candidates. Effective: When a client matches their commitment to ours, we will always deliver. £Competitive remuneration package, private healthcare, 24 days holiday and flexible working environment. About Us Climate17 are recruitment specialists across Clean Energy & Sustainability markets. Our extensive experience, expert market knowledge and passion for what we do stand us apart.
Company
Climate17 Ltd
Posted
01/07/2022
Location
Dorset, England, UK