Posted 02 August 2022
Job type Permanent
Contact NameElla Beese

Job description

deverellsmith is a small, leading real estate recruitment company on a mission to become the best. We believe we have a unique data and research function which enables our clients to make smarter, data-led decisions around their most valued asset class: people...And we're looking for a researcher to join us!

The role?

A Researcher is able to run the research process of an assignment supporting a Fee Earner (Recruitment Consultant) and other team members. A detailed briefing meeting is required which may include being present at the client meeting or might just be an internal briefing between the Researcher and Fee Earner.

The start of the search involves building a target list of companies, identification of potential candidates using the company database and various internet searches and tools to form a market map of potential candidates. This is followed by approaching the most relevant people by phone and email. It also includes networking with industry specialists to “source” them for ideas and gain market intelligence.

All this information needs to be accurately recorded on the company database and put into regular client reports to update them on progress.

Communication within the team is key and regular updates are vital.

In detail the process includes:

  • Assist where necessary with pre pitch preparation including market insight and competitor analysis

  • Work with the Fee Earner to create a research strategy

  • Identify target companies and competitors within the sector and other potentially relevant sectors, think creatively on where the candidates might come from

  • Use intelligence gathering methods such as sourcing, internet searches, press searches and network internally to gain ideas

  • Be aware of any business development opportunities that might result from your networking

  • Strive to deliver diversity in all its forms, aim to create a broad and interesting array of candidates

  • Approach candidates with honesty and integrity

  • Compile client ready update reports

  • Communicate progress with team members and ensure the process sticks to the timetable

  • Share your learnings with fellow team members

  • As a Researcher you will be working on multiple assignments at any one time, so time management is vital

About you

Excellent communication skills

You will have first rate written and verbal communication skills and be capable of building lasting relationships with stakeholders at all level


You consistently go above and beyond what is expected


Owning a “growth mindset” and it isn’t that you don’t know the answer it’s that you don’t know it yet…


You possess strong time management and a methodical approach to getting things done

Please note, you must be happy in a phone based position as this role involves speaking to candidates on a daily basis.

Please apply now, or get in touch to find out more!

We work as one

The key to growth is in our differences, not similarities. Alongside our partners, building a diverse, inclusive and equal environment is at our core: everyone is made to feel welcome and encouraged to be their authentic self. Respect isn’t an opt-in, it’s the only way forward.