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Research Director: public sector; focus on environmental issues – influence policy and strategy

This is a rare opportunity for an established social/public sector Research Director to join a highly regarded, growing team focused on the environment, sustainability and energy.  Much as experience in these areas would be ideal, the team are open to people with experience in other policy areas so long as there is a genuine interest – so this is an opportunity to focus on an area where you may have a real passion – and to make a difference to policy and strategic decisions.

This team works for a wide range of clients – government departments and agencies, EU bodies, philanthropic organisations, regulators and charities. Around 25% of their work is European/ international.

They work closely with the UK government and its agencies to help them design, deliver and evaluate policies in areas critical to the achievement of net zero, climate resilience, biodiversity… To give a flavour, recent projects include: a survey helping understand scale of shared natural resources and public attitudes in relation to them (this was in conjunction with an international government and some extremely high profile public figures were involved in the commentary);  research around industrial de-carbonisation; informing the national waste strategy; people’s perceptions of ocean health; a thought leadership piece around net zero living (they do lots of thought leadership)…

Members of the team told us they really enjoy being a part of research in real time – they are really able to see the impact and get involved as the issues unfold.

This is a very international team (with people from Ecuador, Brazil, Greece, Spain…) – they love this diversity. It is a very friendly, supportive, and ambitious team – there is a lot of autonomy (no micro-management!) and a really collaborative atmosphere where they are all ready and willing to help each other out. They also have a great social calendar!

This is an ideal role for an established Research Director looking to make a real difference in an interesting and important field.  The role will see you involved in all aspects of the work – including with proposals, client development, overseeing programmes etc…They need someone who is comfortable leading the team, and helping support junior colleagues in their development.

This is a mixed methods role; however, the team are open to applicants with a heavier focus on either quant or qual – there is a particular interest in individuals with a more focused quant background to complement the existing team.

You will be confident in ensuring both simple and complex projects are delivered to budget and timescale, developing and maintaining client relationships, and designing and adapting project plans that meet client needs.

Business is booming and it’s a fantastic time to join a growing team of go-getters!

This prestigious organisation team is well known and recognised for their robust methodologies, innovative approach and strategic outputs.  A highly innovative and forward-thinking environment, this is a place for people who love to take ownership and make things happen – you are given autonomy, with support to do just that. The people here are genuinely curious and interested in what they do. The training on offer is second-to-none and development opportunities, here and overseas should you wish, are huge.

As a result of all this, people stay – they talk about being challenged, consistently offered new opportunities, being listened to, and enjoying being in a culture where anyone at any level can have an opinion and lead on projects.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Fairbank: [email protected] or call on 0207 129 1091/07595 821535 for an informed discussion. Visit our website for other great market research jobs:

Salary: £55,000 – £65,000 plus benefits

Location: London/home/flexibility

Ref: SF267875

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 plus benefits

Type: All , Mixed methods , Qualitative research , Quantitative research
Sector: All , Not for Profit / Charity / Social , Other
Ref: SF267875