Junior Research Exectutive / Research Executive

We are seeking either a Junior Research Executive (JRE) or a Research Executive (RE) to join us. The successful candidate will be bright, creative and organised and the role is an exciting opportunity to build experience and learn new skills – we are open to applications from those new to research and those with some research experience, preferably on the agency side, who now feel ready to move into a varied role and acquire more responsibility.

What’s the job?

The role would initially be based within the media team, and mainly focussed on quantitative evaluation of media campaigns, but with the opportunity to work on projects across all key sectors. The work is varied, dynamic and challenging, encompassing all of the agency specialisms described above and with a wide variety of audiences.

All employees are expected to eventually develop both qualitative and quantitative skills and be flexible enough to deliver on a mix of ad-hoc and continuous projects. Most of the work will be UK based, with fieldwork taking place in various locations, but there may also be the opportunity to travel for multi-country studies.

What you’ll do

  • Assist with proposal preparation and gathering costs, in collaboration with other team members / Directors
  • Assist with all aspects of project management
  • Check and / or develop project materials such as questionnaires and discussion guides
  • Quality check telephone (CATI) survey scripts and online survey programs
  • Undertake (with training) qualitative fieldwork on straightforward topics
  • Prepare data processing specifications and check final data
  • High level analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data for key themes
  • Prepare / update PowerPoint reports and presentation packs
  • Check the accuracy data in reports
  • Work with senior staff, assist with the preparation and delivery of client presentations (with training)
  • Liaising and developing relationships with both clients and supplier contacts

What you’ll bring

You must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Outstanding project management, an ability to work to deadlines and juggle competing priorities
  • An eye for detail and accuracy at all stages, but particularly when checking eg project materials, survey programs / CATI scripts, data and reports
  • The ability to interpret and synthesise data (both numbers and words) and understand what this means for a client
  • Excellent, fluent, written and spoken English (fluency in other languages is a bonus but not a requirement)
  • A high level of competence in working with both Excel and PowerPoint
  • For an RE position: Some professional experience within a research agency, evidencing well-rounded and developing research skills across the project cycle including project design, development of fieldwork materials, management of fieldwork and analysis/reporting

Experience in the following would be viewed as a bonus rather than a requirement but, at a minimum, we are looking for someone who is willing to learn and undertake:

  • Projects on behalf of a variety of clients in our key sectors
  • A mix of both quantitative and qualitative research

What you’ll enjoy

Competitive salary

Discretionary year-end bonus

Hybrid working, mixing home with our London offices in King’s Cross and Angel

26 days’ annual leave, increasing with service

A variety of employee benefits

Supportive and collaborative culture

Comprehensive training programme

Progression based on achievements, not time in role

Monthly social events and regular CSR activities

Are you right for the role?

Send us your CV with a brief email about why you’d be a good fit, with ‘Junior Research Executive / Research Executive’ in the subject.


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