About the role

Graduate Researcher & Senior Researcher | Healthcare Practice

Our Healthcare Practice specialise in the appointment of world-class leaders, board members and non-executive directors within the broader public and private healthcare services. 

Research is critical to what we do. The core role of our Researchers is to identify, approach and assess candidates for the high-profile executive, non-executive & board appointments we work on, for our clients. You will be supported with training and development to succeed.

Candidate Generation & Attraction

  • Work with Fee Earners to identify appropriate target firms and construct the search strategy to be undertaken
  • Utilising our in-house CRM system, LinkedIn, external databases, social media, sourcing calls and the Internet to generate suitable candidates and market intelligence for each assignment. Continually expanding, updating and improving the existing candidate pool
  • Actively head-hunt relevant candidates, conducting initial telephone interviews with interested candidates
  • Assess and qualify candidates with the right skills and ensure they are fit for interview by the Consultant
  • Providing feedback to Consultants with details of interested candidates, outlining their relevant experience and motivations
  • With every approach made, promoting our reputation through effective candidate handling which consistently promotes, protects our reputation. This includes standing down candidates in a manner ensuring future approaches will be welcomed and valued
  • Assignment Support

  • Prepare weekly client progress reports, illustrating the assignment landscape and adapting/amending as the assignment develops
  • Provide feedback on market reaction to an assignment, the perception of the client and any other pertinent information gained
  • Adhere to best practice, ensuring all required candidate information is kept accurate
  • Actively encourage a diverse talent agenda and shortlist
  • About you


    You are always keen to learn and naturally inquisitive about people and business


    You can work well under pressure and handle multiple, often changing priorities


    You cope well with pressure, can take knock-backs, yet always find a way to deliver the goods

    Natural and effective communicator

    You will have excellent written skills, be credible and personable and able to build easily relationships with a variety of stakeholder at all levels


    You can work autonomously, take ownership and influence where necessary


    Teamwork is essential to our success; whether asking for help or giving it, you will embody our partnership behaviours


    Research requires a methodical approach, attention to details and top-notch time management and prioritisation skills

    About us

    Odgers Berndtson is one of the world’s largest Global Executive Search firms. Our reputation for excellence and integrity has been established over 50 years and we are a company driven by our clients, not outside shareholders.

    Our organisation acts as trusted advisors to our clients and candidates and engage the very best talent for the most influential roles across a wide variety of industries. The service we deliver is creative, insightful and most importantly, in partnership; whilst being a global organisation, we pride ourselves on maintaining personable relationships.

    At Odgers Berndtson, we are proud of a modern, diverse, meritocratic and collaborative environment where you will find support, training and career development with colleagues striving for excellence in all they do. 

    We operate out of a City of London head office, with regional offices around the UK and 58 offices worldwide, across 29 countries. We have over 250 partners specialising in over 50 sectors and have over 50 years of experience. For full details of our organisation please visit

    Odgers Berndtson is committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people. We want people to be comfortable bringing their whole self to work and recognise that inclusion brings further opportunities for innovation and creativity.

    We welcome all new employees to get involved by joining one of our Allies groups or simply being part of one of our many initiatives to help us promote Inclusion in our business. Our Inclusion & Diversity agenda is driven by our I&D Council and our Allies Programmes and we celebrate our diversity each year with our ‘Unlimited Festival’.

    To read more about our Inclusion & Diversity agenda and our 2020 report, please click here

    As an equal opportunities employer, Odgers Berndtson is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination of any kind. We strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join our business, and we will support any requirements for reasonable adjustments.

    Odgers Berndtson is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Click to access our Disability Code | Respecting Difference

    Whats on offer?

    A highly competitive base salary is supplemented by a benefits package and bonus

    ¡ 25 days Annual leave + 3 gift days for the Christmas closure + bank holidays

    ¡ Private Medical Insurance with Bupa and cash plan with Simply Health

    ¡ Group Company Pension

    ¡ Season Ticket Loan

    ¡ Give As You Earn

    ¡ Group Income Protection

    ¡ Group Life Assurance

    ¡ Employee Assistance Programme

    ¡ Charity Day

    ¡ Wellbeing Programmes, support and speakers

    ¡ On-boarding, induction training and ongoing professional development

    ¡ Corporate member discounts and benefits available through Bupa and Simply Health including Gyms Discounts 

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    We take Charity seriously – but like to have fun too. Our CSR team are always thinking up new events and activities to get involved in and raise funds for our chosen charity Leonard Cheshire. 

    We are passionate about giving back and in fact won AESC’s Commitment to the Community Award 2018 in recognition of excellence in executive search and our commitment to community and charitable causes.

    We have a variety of social clubs to suit everyone such as the Odgers choir, the book club or one of the many sports clubs.

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