Senior Research Executive / Research Manager

We are seeking 1 or 2 Senior Research Executives (SRE) or Research Managers (RM) to join us. The successful candidate(s) will be bright, creative and organised and the role is an exciting opportunity to build experience and learn new skills – we are ideally looking for candidates with 2-4 years research experience, likely to be on the agency side, who now feel ready to move into a varied role and acquire more responsibility.

What’s the job?

The role(s) will be based within a sector-specific group within BVA BDRC 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

  • Proposal preparation and gathering costs, sometimes in collaboration with other team members/Directors
  • Take a lead role in all aspects of project management
  • Manage both revenue and costs, ensuring accurate and up to date management information
  • Develop / update project materials such as questionnaires and discussion guides
  • Quality check telephone (CATI) survey scripts and online survey programs
  • Undertake qualitative fieldwork on a range of potentially complex topics
  • Prepare data processing specifications and checking final data
  • Story-board:analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data for key themes, summaries and conclusions
  • Prepare / update PowerPoint reports and presentation packs
  • Check the accuracy of data and commentary in reports
  • Prepare and deliver client presentations, bringing out the business implications, not just the findings
  • Manage and develop relationships with both clients and supplier contacts

What you’ll bring

The successful candidate is likely to be a graduate with a strong degree from a reputable academic institution.

Candidates 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 project materials e.g. 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
  • Professional experience, ideally 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 together with an awareness of market trends and competitive pressures

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

  • 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 ‘Senior Research Executive / Research Manager’ in the subject.


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