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Senior Research Executive- Economy

Job Details

Full time


London/ Remote

About you

We’re looking for people who come from within social research and already have experience in a similar role, you’ll be able to step into this position and start working with and learning from our team straight away. Being familiar and confident with the research process is a must and you’ll have already produced quality analysis and reporting that is clear with good insight. Due to the nature of the projects you’ll work on, it would help you to demonstrate competent survey design and management skills as well as experience of conducting qualitative research. You’ll have great written and verbal communication skills, be happy working autonomously and proactively but equally be able to work positively and flexibly within project teams alongside your colleagues to get the best out of everyone and the project.

We look to our teams to bring new ideas on how to continue delivering to the highest quality. This is an opportunity to join a business that values input from all its staff and you’ll be expected to apply your skills and knowledge and build on the success of IFF.

We’re a person-centered business and offer 28 days holiday plus bank holidays, private healthcare options, flexible working, wellbeing support and social events among other benefits to cater to all of our team.

About the role

This role offers an exciting opportunity to join our team that works across emerging and future markets including the environment, finance, business and enterprise and regulation. The teams work on projects such as our net zero targets, business innovation, entrepreneurship, competition and government policy evaluation. These projects that will benefit the public, not only in the now – but also the future, to help inform and shape progress and outcomes.

As a Senior Research Executive, you’ll assist on a number of projects to ensure they’re delivered on time, to specification and to budget. You’ll undertake a range of research tasks efficiently and to a high standard, whilst coordinating and supporting more junior team members all the while developing your skills as a researcher and working with and learning from your colleagues in order to grow your expertise and career.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects and tasks through effective planning and prioritisation.
  • Supervise and delegate to Research Executives and Assistants.
  • Design high quality survey questionnaires and qualitative topic guides.
  • Proactively manage and monitor projects in field.
  • Conduct qualitative interviews, actively listening and probing appropriately.
  • Ensure accuracy in survey questionnaire scripts and data outputs
  • Produce insightful analysis and reporting
  • Work in partnership with other departments

Employee benefits

Competitive remuneration

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension – we’ll match contributions you make up to 5% of your basic salary

Health and wellbeing

  • Private healthcare options
  • Holiday – 28 days per year, in addition to bank holidays
  • Flexible working policy, with core hours between 11am-3pm each day, and the ability to start earlier or finish later so it works for you
  • Enhanced family leave policies, including maternity and paternity

A sociable and supportive culture

  • Quarterly team days and lunches
  • Dedicated social and wellbeing committees who organise events throughout the year
  • Multiple sports and interest groups to join

About IFF

IFF is an award-winning social and market research agency, which sits at the summit of UK public policy and social research, conducting many of the largest and highest profile studies in the sector. Because no two projects are the same, our experienced team provide tailor-made research solutions, adapting our approach to issues and audiences. Meaning the research we deliver is tailored to each client’s specific needs.

As a full-service agency, we offer a full suite of research and evaluation services, including data collection, data analysis and reporting, covering quantitative and qualitative methodologies. We have a range of expertise across our key sectors which are: Business & Enterprise; Education; Energy & Environment; Financial Services; Higher Education; Housing; Learning & Skills; Regulation; and Work, Welfare & Wellbeing

We’re really proud that time and time again we hear that the best thing about working here is our people. We attract and retain some of the most talented, friendly and interesting people within the industry. People with different ways of thinking and working, but with a shared goal of delivering impactful insight that makes a difference.