Role: Associate, Consulting, Technology & Services

Position Profile: Associate, Consulting, Technology & Services, UK


Come and join our team!

We are hiring an Associate to join our fast-growing and dynamic Consulting, Technology & Services Team.



Sheffield Haworth is a global talent consulting firm advising customers on people and transformational change. Our aim is to help individuals and organisations realise their potential. Our solutions span Executive Search, Consulting Solutions and Talent Development across the Financial Services, Consulting, Technology and Services sectors.

Established in London in 1993, Sheffield Haworth has undergone significant growth and expansion, now employing over 140 professionals in 12 global offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, with a client list that includes a substantial number of leading global organisations.

Sheffield Haworth has an in-house research team of multi-lingual associates based across our offices globally.  The team produces in-depth research to support the placing of senior executives, and also provides valuable data and competitive analysis for the Research & Advisory business to help clients produce forward thinking hiring strategies.

At Sheffield Haworth, our associates are fully involved in the search process from the inception of an assignment to completion.  Where possible, associates will attend the initial briefing through to mapping and networking with the universe of candidates to supporting the consultant in presenting the shortlist of candidates to the client. This close working relationship enables associates to fully understand the culture of the client organisation, the requirements for each project and to help tailor the research process to the client.


Overview of the Role

The Consulting, Technology and Services team at Sheffield Haworth (SH) work with professional services clients on executive search assignments and talent pipeline builds.  An assignment is a senior role/ position that is ‘open’ or ‘vacant’.  SH Consultants are hired/retained by clients to find the highest calibre candidates to fill these vacancies.  Part of this process requires extensive research online and via telephone contact.

Research Associates at Sheffield Haworth support Consultants and Associates across the full range of their responsibilities including search support, project-based research, organizational mapping, and other general research initiatives.   The role will enable Research Associates to gain an insight into both the executive search industry and the professional services industry.  


Industry Coverage

  • Consulting, Technology & Services


Overview of the Role

Associates provide support to their Consultant(s) in the following areas:

  • Knowledge Management & Desk Research:
    • Market & Product Knowledge
    • Networking & Sourcing
    • Data Entry & Data Management
  • Execution:
    • Telephone interviews/Profiling
    • Face-to-Face interviews
    • Candidate Management
    • Written Work – profile development
    • Candidate & Client Interaction
    • Assisting consultants with Business Development



  • Excellent data mining skills / desk-based research skills.
  • Ability to archive and assimilate information.
  • Confident phone manners and willingness to make extensive contact with people via the telephone, including making cold calls.
  • Strong writing skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to adapt to IT systems and databases quickly, with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook email – and Adobe Pro.
  • High energy and work ethic, team player.
  • An interest in the Consulting, Technology & Services market and executive search.


If you would like to find out more or are interested in applying for the role please email