What really stands out about this role is the opportunity to lead and work on some of the highest profile and large-scale social research programmes. Not only do these flagship surveys inform the direction of public policy and service provision so your work makes a difference, they are also very highly regarded and respected – often quoted in the quality press and on the news.
This team has an outstanding reputation for delivering large-scale social surveys which help their clients (government departments, academic institutions, think tanks…) to understand the key trends in society as well as to develop and evaluate services and policies which positively change people’s lives. In addition, the team runs smaller continuous studies and ad hoc programmes off the back of the longitudinal studies.
Meticulous in their approach, they are detail orientated and constantly strive to improve processes and deliverables. Innovation is part of this, whether it be through looking at new methods or the ability to extract good data from very complicated data sets.
Speaking to the team, what they really enjoy about this work is that these are very high profile studies which are used and referred to all the time – they matter. They really do inform the direction of public policy and service provision – so your work makes a difference. They are hugely respected.
It’s rare that a role comes up at senior level in this team. Retention is high. Due to a move into academia, we are now looking for a Director. Public sector research experience is ideal – but if you are able to demonstrate a track record of leading complex high profile research programmes, we would also love to hear from you. Approach, mindset and attitude are equally important.
At a Director level, key points include:
Business leader – will be an energetic, motivated and experienced team player, capable of supporting the development and implementing of strategic business plans and building relationships internally and with stakeholders.
Policy knowledge – having existing knowledge of a particular policy area would be helpful but not essential. More important is a genuine interest in social and public policy research and a strong interest to develop in this area. We are open to experienced researchers who might wish to transfer from the commercial sector.
Methods skills – you will have strong research method and analytic skills and be extremely comfortable working with data. Working closely with our survey methodologists to implement and manage complex and innovate survey designs will be an important part of the job.
Quality focus – having attention to detail and a ‘right first time’ attitude will be critical, and you will need to lead by example through taking pride in delivering to the highest quality standards.
Communication skills – excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to influence and operate effectively in a complex, client facing organisation. A team player, with a ‘can do’ attitude and an eagerness to learn.
A great team – they like the complex, have the profile and pride themselves on getting it right. Collaborative by nature, their staff retention is impressive.
Sound like you?Please contact Bridget Barry either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0207 129 1091. You can also visit our website for other great market research jobs www.pollenrecruitment.com
Location: Central London
job ref: bb473657
Salary: £60-70,000 plus benefits
Type: All, Quantitative research.
Sector: All, Not for Profit / Charity / Social, Public Sector / Government
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