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Research Analyst

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ISP Central
London, United Kingdom
Date Added: Oct 16, 2023

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Research Analyst


Purpose of Role  

The Investment and Partnerships team is responsible for acquiring and building schools globally.  This is a fast-paced team working across global time-zones to grow our family of schools.   

The Analyst will be located in the UK or Spain, directly supporting the Investment & Partnerships team and working alongside other Associates in supporting our investment efforts. The team is extremely collegiate in approach and this individual will be expected to work across numerous cultures and geographies. The role will collaborate closely with the Investment and Associate Directors who work across the globe to grow ISP’s platform.  The successful candidate will be at the centre of our fast-paced team and will be responsible for writing and updating market macro-research on various geographies.

ISP Principles 

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately. 

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others. 

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community. 

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Writing in depth research on economic, political and social conditions across a variety of geographies using a clear referencing system.
  • Analyse data from diverse sources including government reports, advisors and industry publications.
  • Evaluate the potential risks and opportunities associated with operating in specific geographies.
  • Supporting the team with any necessary research and data that informs the decision-making process throughout a transaction.
  • Create visual presentations using Excel and PowerPoint, tailored to project needs.
  • Great communication skills are essential in this role, which will involve presentation of findings to Senior Management.
  • They will be a fast learner who is agile, able to adapt quickly and successfully to an ever-changing list of demands.  A strong work ethic, positive attitude and commitment to be at their best professionally are all key qualities. 
  • Developing market knowledge and identifying potential acquisitions of individual assets or groups.
  • Developing relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external.


Additional Responsibilities 

  • Maintaining the proprietary database of schools to ensure seamless cross team working. 
  • Mystery shopping of schools to gather key data points.

Qualifications and Experience 

  • University degree level minimum 
  • 2-5 years+ experience in a business, market research, education, or a related field
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish and English 
  • Collegiate team focus 
  • Commercial acumen, and ability to understand business drivers 
  • Excellent research and analytical skills 
  • Confident, articulate communicator and presenter 
  • Personable and a successful networker and persuader 
  • Ability to manage own priorities and work independently  
  • Self-starter, motivated to succeed, able to deal effectively with ambiguity 
  • Familiarity with the education sector would be an asset 

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles  

ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.  

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.



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