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 analysis. 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 an Associate Director to join our Crime, Cohesion and Security Team to support the delivery of a range of research studies around policy areas such as crime and security, counter-extremism, social cohesion and migration.

The role…
We are looking to recruit an Associate Director with a strong background in research, specifically within the cohesion, security and criminal justice policy area, to help us continue and accelerate our growth in this market
As an Associate Director, you will be primarily responsible for the delivery of a range of quantitative and qualitative research studies. We are looking for someone who is confident at designing and delivering research projects. A good understanding of evaluation is also preferable.
You will also play an important role in business development, leading on winning proposals and identifying opportunities for further growth, while supporting the team and wider management of the business.
The main responsibilities of the role are:
  • Managing research projects through the full project cycle, from design, to data collection and analysis, through to developing conclusions and recommendations
  • Responsibility for delivering a range of research studies
  • Developing client relationships while ensuring projects are delivered to budget and timescale
  • Close working with research teams and partners to execute studies and provide advisory inputs
  • Drafting accessible and concise reporting outputs
  • Presentation of results to clients and stakeholders
  • Developing research tools (e.g. questionnaires, discussion guides)
  • Leading research proposals as part of a wider team and supporting evaluation proposals.
  • Developing specialist expertise in a policy or methodological area
  • Supporting junior staff to develop research skills
  • Work alongside the Senior Management Team in the strategic and operational management of the Crime, Cohesion and Security team
What do I need to bring with me?
This role will suit candidates who enjoy working closely with clients, often delivering at a fast pace. We are looking for someone with;
  • Proven track record of delivering social policy research
  • Good knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative (i.e. mixed method) approaches and experience of designing and delivering research projects
  • Good understanding of evaluation approaches
  • Knowledge of policy areas such as counter terrorism, hate crime, counter extremism, cyber, fraud, drugs, county lines, serious violence, domestic abuse, youth crime and serious organised crime
  • Proven ability of managing and delivering projects to timescale and budgets with limited supervision
  • Proven ability to lead winning research proposals
  • Experience of establishing and managing strong client relationships
  • Confident and clear written and verbal communication skills, including experience of preparing presentations (and ideally written reports
  • Time management skills and ability to work across multiple projects, prioritising tasks efficiently
  • 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!