Flexible – UK All Locations

Are you looking to develop your career in one of the world’s largest Research Organisations?
Ipsos MORI Public Affairs are the leaders in social research. We bridge the gap between government and the public, providing robust research and evaluation. We cover broad issues that shape the delivery of public services in modern society and how to engage the public in the policy-making process.

We are looking for a Research Manager or similar to work within our Probability Surveys Unit (PSU) on a fixed term contract basis until the end of 2021. The PSU designs and manages some of the largest and most technically complex studies in Public Affairs, including National and Official Statistics, and some major longitudinal studies. We seek to combine methodological expertise with excellent project management.

The opportunities at Ipsos MORI are endless, we are always hiring for skilled researchers so whilst this is a Fixed Term Contract, there are potential opportunities at the end of this contract across the organisation. 

The role…
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced researcher to contribute to some of our largest and most complex gold standard surveys.
The role is for a quantitative researcher at Research Manager level or similar.
The main responsibilities will include:
  • Helping to run large quantitative research projects from inception and design through to data delivery and reporting.
  • Drafting questionnaires that meet clients’ and stakeholders’ objectives and ensuring questionnaire scripts are error free.
  • Drafting fieldwork materials such as invitation letters and interviewer instructions.
  • Checking data files and using SPSS, Excel and/or other tools to manipulate data.
  • Quality assuring automated reports and documentation.
  • Monitoring a project’s financial progress, identifying problems and suggesting solutions.
  • Monitoring the progress of fieldwork (across a range of modes: face-to-face; online, postal and telephone) and identifying any problems at an early stage.
  • Communicating effectively with clients and stakeholders.
  • Effectively managing relationships with suppliers and with internal operations colleagues to ensure the objectives of the research are met and on budget.
  • Providing direction and support to junior team members.
  • Become part of our team and contribute to a positive, supportive environment where people are encouraged to challenge themselves to develop their skills.

What do I need to bring with me?
This role will suit candidates who enjoy working on methodologically complex quantitative studies and are well-suited to project management.
We are looking for someone with:
  • Very good quantitative social research skills and project management skills.
  • Good quantitative social research skills and project management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organised, and solutions-focused.
  • Time management skills, working across multiple projects, prioritising tasks efficiently.
  • Be numerate, logical and have an ability to understand complex data.
  • Proficiency in Excel, and ideally in SPSS and/or other packages.
  • Experience in writing questionnaires and fieldwork materials.
  • Good communication, client handling and supplier negotiation skills.
  • Strong writing skills and experience of preparing written reports and presentations, with a high level of accurate use of English, including the ability to write in a variety of styles.
  • Proven ability to work well in teams.
About us

We are one of the world’s largest research companies and currently the only one primarily managed by researchers. With offices in 90 markets, Ipsos brings together research, implementation, methodological, and subject-matter experts from around the world, combining thematic and technical experts globally with local knowledge to deliver top-quality research.

Our culture is unique - we have the entrepreneurial spirit and quirkiness of a small boutique, but we also have the resources, scale and diversity of a large global agency. We have more bright, friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic people, from more backgrounds, with more interests, skills and experiences to learn from. Our values are based on our diverse cultural backgrounds, helping us to be responsive, client-focused and flexible.

We are committed to equality, treating people fairly, promoting a positive and inclusive working environment and ensuring we have diversity of people and views. We recognise that this is important for our business success - a more diverse workforce will enable us to better reflect and understand the world we research and ultimately deliver better research and insight to our clients. We understand the importance of commitments you may have outside of work and we consider all flexible working applications - please highlight what you are looking for when you make your application.

If this is what you are looking for from your next role, we look forward to hearing from you!