INVESTIGATIVE RESEARCHER

at Beauhurst in London

(₤30000 - ₤45000 per year)

The role
We’re offering a fantastic opportunity for an inquisitive, outgoing individual to join our team. You will be tasked with unearthing the most hard-to-find pieces of data about the companies and transactions that we monitor. We’re after information that’s usually never been published, often doesn’t exist in public records and may only lie in the heads of a select few individuals – the people that run, own, or work with these firms.


This form of investigative data gathering is a new area for us so the role will be what you make of it. You will receive a large degree of independence. You’ll have to develop and test your own ways of obtaining information. These will undoubtedly involve hitting the phones, buying coffees and probably some wining and dining – as well, of course, as some desk-based research. A reasonable amount of travel across the UK will be involved. Don’t worry, we’ll back you with a generous expense account.


This role is initially a four month fixed-term contract but with the potential to turn into a permanent role should your results be favourable. The role would ideally be based at our London office, but could run out of our Nottingham location.


The results of your data gathering will improve the data we provide to investors, finance professionals and the Government – effective data that bring big benefits to society. Your success will also feed into our company strategy and will have a major impact on Beauhurst in the years to come.


About us
You will be working with a quirky and intelligent team who are all committed to delivering great results whilst not being afraid to have some fun (Friday drinks, regular events and free lunches feature in our perks).


Our platform lets users search a huge database of high-growth companies and the ecosystems around them. It’s an invaluable window into the world of start-ups, scale-ups, funds, accelerators and beyond.


Our subscribers depend on the Beauhurst platform for a huge variety of use cases, from business development, investment, partnership-building and recruitment, to understanding sectoral or large-scale trends amongst high-growth companies.


We already have a wide range of users at organisations including Deloitte, Reuters, London Stock Exchange Group, and KPMG – through to small startups themselves. We want to make sure we’re the essential tool for understanding this space and to do that we need to keep expanding and improving our data.


About you
Natural confidence; able to build rapport quickly
Excellent speaking and listening skills with a quick and curious mind
Not deterred by gatekeepers – you see them as a challenge
A fast and independent learner who likes to improve their own work methods
Bonus points for experience in one or more of: intelligence; journalism; academic research (in particular drawing from unusual sources); telephone or face-to-face research; consulting


Our offer
Salary: £30-45k p/a equivalent dependent on experience and skills


As well as a competitive salary, we’re delighted to offer:
Fantastic culture – you’ll be welcomed into a fun, quirky and intelligent team, committed to seeking and supporting personal development
Staff activities – book club, days out
Staff discount scheme
Great company social life – Friday drinks in the office, regular events with free lunches, book club, days out (quad biking, treasure hunts, comedy nights)
Apple Mac laptop and fully expensed iPhone
Generous expenses allowance


Apply
If that all sounds up your street, then we’d love to hear from you.


Please submit your CV, along with a cover letter telling us why you want to do this role and why you’d be great at it. Please submit your cover letter in Word or PDF.


Please note that applications with no cover letter or a generic cover letter will be automatically rejected.


Apply: https://grnh.se/bd9572442


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Published at 17 Apr 2019
Expires on 17 Jun 2019

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