Senior Research Consultant

UK – Netherlands – France

Role Purpose 

As a Senior Research Consultant, you empower our clients to hire the very best talent and enhance their direct hiring performance. You do this by providing internal and external stakeholders with highly insightful and comprehensive talent/project mapping, career intelligence, employment research, ED&I, salary benchmarking and other talent insight studies.

The Senior Research Consultant remains agile to support any “special projects” as directed by the UK Leadership team, Head of Executive Search or Head of UK, such as leading (authoring) technical responses (RFP, RFI, RFQ) for incoming bids and proposals.

The overall aim is to ensure intelligent data and analytical insights are applied (and understood) across our service lines.



  • Lead and co-ordinate research, sourcing, talent mapping and other project activity, in accordance with the scope of work and project brief.
  • Lead Author for Bid/Proposals via RFP, RFI, RFQ.
  • Owner for Talent pooling and Market Mapping approach and advancements.
  • Conduct talent intelligence, data discovery and passive research activities including database searches, social media research, candidate networking and other online platforms to identify talent in accordance with client job descriptions, project briefs and talent pooling requirements.
  • Conduct research and data collation for market intelligence reports and customer specific insight reports including skills research, competitor and sector analysis, candidate perception and other customer projects using all available media and sources.
  • Conduct research into our customer’s competitor businesses and markets to identify talent trends and best practice.
  • Maintain candidate engagement and talent pipelines to deliver updated talent mapping information to Clients. Builds a good understanding of “tracked projects” by consistent engagement with stakeholders.
  • Prepare talent mapping reports and present to the customer as required.
  • Contribute ideas and creativity to enhance the role and overall business offering.
  • Leads on wider (non-client base) industry engagement (academia, trade associations) and defines the local social media strategy.

Resourcing Support to Team UK, EU Executive Search (during periods of peak workload)


Identification of suitable candidates with consistent market (networking) & skillset understanding.

Responsible for supporting research to our search & process consultants carrying out searches to identify and interview candidates for live vacancies with our clients.  

Key Interfaces (as Research)

  • [Account Management] Account Development; Supports relevant business line advancement communications across current accounts.
  • [Account Management] Delivery Management; Understands delivery challenges & supports the understanding of tools to increase continuous improvement & results.
  • [Account Management] Client Management; Understands client challenges to support continuous improvement & engages in client workforce planning. Supports overall relationship & engagement of clients.
  • [Resourcing] Search; Leads on the understanding of engagement data & communicates client, market dynamics & social media presence.
  • [Resourcing] Process; Ensures a consistent “talent pooling” mindset to enable access to appropriate candidates, alongside knowledge of acquisition tools.
  • [Business Development] New Client Acquisition; Leads on networking, mapping & building an expert understanding of the market alongside the product offering – Engages in “what are our clients challenges?”
  • [Business Development] Client Development; Ability to lead on the introduction of a suitable offering to a previous client. Engages in the reputational position of our business in the market
  • Operations: Supports the social media presence and further communication of advertising strategy and client updates.

We work together with our 4 values to support us:

  • Collaboration: you can be trusted to work independently, and you really enjoy being part of a team. It is ok to make mistakes and to ask for help, we are one of the few recruitment companies encouraging team spirit with team-based targets. You will, of course, be integrated into our company with annual events organized internationally.
  • Excellence: You are the face of our company for the client. You are confident to promote the company brand and develop professional relationships through networking. You are a go-to person with excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact & communicate with potential candidates and clients.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: You are the kind of person who thrives in an environment that is gender-balanced and has a diverse range of nationalities, backgrounds, identities, and attributes. In your activity, you will also have ample opportunity to encourage good practices regarding E D and I.
  • Credibility: you will receive exhaustive training when you start and you will have plenty of opportunities to learn and develop thanks to our Academy. We will facilitate your career development.

At Thomas Thor, we care for our employee’s work-life balance. We offer hybrid working and flexible working hours. We offer some excellent benefits for you such as pension; paid sick leave, well-being budget, gym membership, lunch club, team activities and even more…




  • Degree qualified in a STEM, Social Science or associated field
  • Previous experience in a dynamic client role,, executive search (recruitment) experience highly desirable
  • IT skills – MS Office/ Adobe Acrobat / CRM System
  • Aptitude with key candidate acquisition and management tools such as Broadbean, LinkedIn, CV databases
  • Effective communication with technical/financial management and reporting skills
  • Technical response/bid experience.
  • Relationships management: Ability to build effective relationships globally, across major programmes.
  • Ability to manage (and effectively prioritise) numerous client requirements on a daily-basis, ensuring consistent engagement with a commercial driven (results orientated) and relationship management outlook
  • Exemplary attention to detail
  • Pro-active, Self-Starter with a strategic mindset – Strong ability to collaborate
  • Nuclear sector and key programme knowledge and interest