We are seeking an exceptional candidate to join the company’s Europe-focused Corporate Intelligence division in Cape Town as an Associate.


  • Leading open source and human source-led due diligence investigations
  • Managing and writing Europe-focused reports on companies and individuals;
  • Editing reports and providing constructive feedback;
  • Training and development of new analysts;
  • Preparing proposals for new business;
  • Analysing human source material and supporting the development of S-RM’s human source network; and,
  • Presenting to case managers and clients.

The role will be based in our Cape Town office.


The qualifications and experience required to perform this role successfully are:

  • Degree level education or equivalent
  • As a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • At least three years’ experience working in a relevant industry. This could include, but is not limited to: finance, law, journalism or management consultancy;
  • Significant experience interacting with clients;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Excellent research and investigative skills;
  • Demonstrable experience planning and organising projects;
  • Relevant experience managing others;
  • A working knowledge of financial and commercial concepts;
  • Experience living / working in continental Europe is an advantage; and,
  • A high working proficiency in French, Spanish, German or another European language is an advantage;

The jobholder will need to have the following key personal skills and attributes to perform successfully in this role:

  • A clear interest in regional political and business affairs;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, honesty and reliability;
  • A proven ability to work unsupervised and operate with a degree of autonomy;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • A proactive mindset and a willingness to work outside the job specification when required; and,
  • An ability to thrive under pressure and work to tight deadlines

The successful candidate must have permission to work in South Africa by the start of their employment.


To apply for this role, please email your CV and cover letter to CTcareers@s-rminform.com and include the position for which you are applying in the subject bar.