Help us make a difference through research

Responsible for delivering some of the most high-profile and impactful research in the UK and with a reputation for quality, IFF offers great opportunities for researchers to develop skills and make a difference within a supportive and friendly team, a team that we’re currently growing due to our ongoing success and desire to build expertise.

We have a mixed-methods approach offering both quantitative and qualitative research using a wide-range of services and techniques. This means that you’ll get the opportunity to gain a broad spectrum of research skills throughout your time with us. You’ll also have the opportunity to build knowledge and expertise working within a number of our specialist sectors.

Why join us at IFF?

Make a difference

Make a difference to the lives of many through the delivery of impactful social and policy research.

Continuous learning

Great on the job learning, including exposure to different types of research and methodological approaches, while working alongside sector and research experts.

Enjoy flexibility

All our team have the flexibility to work at times and in ways which best suit them and their lives.

Our team is growing! Browse our current research vacancies

Social Research Apprentice

Senior Research Manager – Housing, Work, Welfare and Wellbeing

Senior Research Executive- Energy & Environment, Business & Enterprise, Regulation and Financial Services

Senior Research Manager – Education

Research Manager – Education

Research Manager – Energy & Environment, Business & Enterprise, Regulation and Financial Services

Senior Research Executive – Housing, Work, Welfare and Wellbeing

Research Manager – Housing, Work, Welfare and Wellbeing

Great opportunities for learning and development

We’re delighted that our training programme has been accredited by the Market Research Society (MRS). This stamp of approval from our sector body shows the quality of training you’ll receive with us. Our accredited training includes our Graduate Trainee Development Programme and wider training covering core and specialist research skills, personal development, and people and management skills.

At the same time, we encourage our team to explore and seek external training that will develop their specialist skills, appeal to their interests, and develop them personally. Some researchers, for example, recently attended training on Thinking on your feet and Online authority for introverts.

We also financially support our team to become members of research and insight organisations like the MRS, Association of Qualitative Researchers, and the Social Research Association. This additional source of expertise, networking and learning events and resources can be invaluable for people at all stage of their research career.