Research Executive
graduate job

Research Executive

Black Sun Plc
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
8 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

This is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing, award winning strategic stakeholder communications consultancy as a Research Executive.

As Research Executive you will support the wider Research and Strategy team with project managing client assessments and other client projects, as well as helping to gather high quality market intelligence on corporate reporting policy, issues, news and trends.

We regularly publish research reports, papers and thought pieces which are widely read by the industry and commented on by both the trade and national press. A key part of this role is to support the development of these documents and, where appropriate, take ownership of writing and promoting them.

The role is well suited for a highly motivated and ambitious individual with excellent academics, a curious and innovative mind, who can work to their own initiative and has a friendly persona and 'can-do' attitude. The successful candidate must be comfortable communicating with internal teams, have a keen eye for detail and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Company information

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in London, Black Sun is a leading, award winning stakeholder communications consultancy working on behalf of large international blue-chip clients.

With over 85 members of staff our goal is to help companies build greater trust and confidence with investors and other targeted corporate stakeholders through their corporate communications and reporting. Our unique blend of strategic consultancy, engaging creativity and integrated communications management enables us to transform how people experience our clients’ corporate story. We help our clients tell their stories through integrated communications, by bringing together corporate reporting, sustainability communications, investor relations, employee communications and digital communications.

Over the last few years, Black Sun has invested heavily in the business both in terms if people and technology in preparation for international expansion. Our goal is to leverage our current leadership position in the UK and Europe and to establish new centres of excellence in selected international markets. To this end we have now established a new office in Singapore.

We strive to attract and retain the finest talent, to provide the best career development opportunities in the industry and to provide the training and support required to enable our employees to thrive. With our stunning headquarters in Fulham Palace, London, our office provides a unique setting for creating inspirational work and delivering an exceptional experience that our clients and employees clearly enjoy.

Person requirements

The successful candidate will need the following skills and qualifications:

  • Degree level qualification of 2:1 or above
  • Experience in data collection – both qualitative and quantitative
  • Keen interest in business and corporate communications – relevant corporate experience would be welcome
  • Strong research skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, proof reading skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 1

Closing date: 31/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 01/12/2017

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