We are hiring! Research Associate wanted.

9 March 2022

Gather is a creative communications business joining brand, digital, ESG and corporate reporting. We work with ambitious listed and private companies across multiple sectors to solve communication challenges using insights and powerful ideas. We are experts at developing brands with purpose, ESG strategies, online communication and corporate reporting that builds long-term value. We are based in London.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and capable Research Associate to join our team in the delivery of annual reports across print and digital for our FTSE listed, AIM listed and large private clients. You will support our senior consultants in delivering their fee earning work, and new business and marketing activity. We are looking for an accomplished researcher with a keen interest in corporate communications and an ambition and ability to grow into a client-facing reporting consultant. You will be researching new and emerging reporting, sustainability and governance regulations as well as monitoring trends in best practice for annual and sustainability reports, both printed and digital. With a natural aptitude for corporate communications, you are able to distinguish coherent and compelling corporate narrative, from meaningless boilerplate reporting. A highly organised but flexible team player who enjoys working in a busy and dynamic agency environment, you will also play a significant role in originating our informative and thoughtful marketing collateral and undertaking research for new business pitches.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake research to support the fee earning work of our senior consultants on reporting, governance and sustainability regulations and best practice in printed and digital annual and sustainability reports.
  • Proactively monitor developments in regulation and best practice trends and ensure the business is kept informed and up to date.
  • Maintain our ‘best practice’ library continually refreshing it with examples of good practice and interesting and new ways of approaching reporting.
  • Originate informative and thoughtful marketing collateral, including short articles for our website, thought leadership and best practice papers, and our monthly client facing regulatory and best practice newsletter, Gather Around.
  • Undertake research to support our new business activity, providing background information and insights to inform proposals and pitches.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • A track record in qualitative research, with the ability to undertake self-directed research, assimilate information to draw out key findings and insights.
  • Some knowledge of corporate communications is preferred but not essential, however you must be able to demonstrate a passion for and interest in good corporate communications.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging reporting, sustainability and governance regulations and best practice in annual and corporate reporting for premium-listed companies is preferred but not essential, however you must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the subject and the ability and willingness to learn quickly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Efficient and organised, a strong client service ethic
  • A can-do attitude, flexible and positive, a team player
  • An insatiable appetite to learn and grow
  • A desire to be the very best you can be
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, Keynote knowledge an advantage
  • Experience of originating marketing collateral an advantage


As well as a competitive salary based on skills and experience, you will have access to a range of benefits including: 

Company Pension

Company Health Care – including free eye tests and contribution towards glasses/ contact lenses

Holidays – we offer all staff 25 days holiday, increasing by one day for every complete year of service, up to a maximum of 30 days. In addition, we give the days off between Christmas and New Year, subject to client demands

Remote Working – we are able to offer our employees the option to work from home part time if they wish, after a period of onboarding

Financial Health Check up

Cycle to Work scheme

Charity donation matching & ‘Giving days’ – one paid day off a year to volunteer/support a charity of your choice

Ongoing Training and Personal Development Opportunities 

Diverse and inclusive culture – you’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs


Please email your CV and cover letter to our Operations Director, Emma Borland: