We have a new and exciting role available within our Corporate Intelligence division in London for an Associate working primarily on projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

About S-RM

S-RM is a global intelligence and cyber security consultancy. Since 2005, we’ve helped companies, governments and private individuals solve some of their most complex challenges.

Our Corporate Intelligence division uses the latest research and intelligence-gathering techniques to investigate how companies and individuals really do business in today’s world. We work with some of the most prominent and sophisticated organisations to help them understand partners, customers, assets and territories across the globe – the healthcare company a private equity firm wants to invest in; the prospective client a bank wants to onboard; the market a multinational wants to enter. We also provide specialised investigative support to law firms, businesses and individuals in contentious situations such as litigation, commercial disputes and internal investigations. From our offices in London, New York, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong and Cape Town, we deliver critical insights from every country across the world. Further information about each of our five Corporate Intelligence practice areas can be found on our website: Compliance Due Diligence, Deal Advisory, Disputes & Investigations, ESG and Strategic Intelligence.

No day is the same, and there are incredible opportunities to learn. We’re proud to say our investigative training is amongst the best in the industry. You’ll have some of the brightest colleagues to support you – former journalists, economists, lawyers, scientists, military and police officers. Collectively, our people speak more than 40 languages. We nurture a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion and we are dedicated to developing a workforce that displays a variety of talents, experiences and perspectives.


As a Corporate Intelligence Associate, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Managing complex open source and human source-led due diligence projects and investigations;
  • Editing analyst reports and providing constructive feedback;
  • Collating, reviewing, and writing up research findings;
  • Training and development of Analysts and Senior Analysts;
  • Preparing proposals for new business;
  • Analysing human source material and supporting the development of S-RM’s human source network; and,
  • Presenting to internal stakeholders and clients.

The role will be based in our London office, however we have flexible working arrangements available.


We’re looking for the following experience and qualifications:

  • As a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject OR demonstrable experience in corporate intelligence;
  • Experience working in a relevant industry, with case management experience in a corporate intelligence role strongly preferred;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Arabic, and a good understanding of commercial and political dynamics in the MENA region;
  • Excellent written and spoken Persian would also be of benefit;
  • Knowledge of key client groups and experience interacting with clients;
  • Experience planning and organising projects requiring multiple analyst workstreams;
  • Excellent research and investigative skills; and
  • A working knowledge of financial, commercial, and legal concepts.

Successful candidates are also likely to show the following personal attributes:

  • 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 and an ability to convey complex findings in succinct form;
  • 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.

Candidates must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment.


We offer thoughtful, balanced rewards and support to help our people do their best work and live their lives outside it, including:

  • Market leading maternity and paternity benefits including:
    • Maternity leave: 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks half pay
    • Paternity leave: 6 weeks of full pay
  • 25 holiday days per year + bank holidays, which increases with service to a maximum of 30 days;
  • Fertility treatment leave;
  • 6% matching pension contribution;
  • 4 x annual salary life insurance;
  • EAP for your mental wellbeing, including counselling sessions available to you and your family;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Availability of a variety of training courses including online learning, and support for foreign languages;
  • Very comprehensive private medical insurance as well as eye tests and glasses reimbursement, and seasonal flu vaccination;
  • Dental Insurance;
  • Season ticket loan for your train commute;
  • Cycle to work scheme;
  • Financial education – free 1-21 consultations and mortgage clinics;
  • Free access to the world-famous mindfulness app Headspace;
  • Various gym discounts for you and your partner;
  • A formalised recognition programme.

S-RM nurtures a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion and we are dedicated to developing a workforce that displays a variety of talents, experiences and perspectives.

The Application Process

To apply for this role, please email your CV and cover letter to recruitment@s-rminform.com. Applications which do not include a CV or cover letter will not be considered. The application process will include:

  1. A preliminary call which will be a chance for you to find out more about S-RM and the role.
  2. A research and writing task. This will assess your analytical and writing skills and give you a better sense of the work we do.
  3. One interview discussing the research task and your technical skills.
  4. One interview discussing your previous experience, broader competencies, and suitability for the role.

All applications for this position close on the 25th July. We will contact you once your application has been submitted to discuss your interest in the position and intend to start the interview process on the 1st August. We are ideally looking to complete the full process by the 29th August.