Are you looking to develop a career in within one of the world’s largest Research Organisations?
The Energy and Environment team is at the heart of Ipsos MORI’s Public Affairs policy offering. It covers one of the most innovative and fast-moving areas of policy UK and internationally. We respond to the needs of government, helping to design, deliver and evaluate policies in areas, such as climate finance, decarbonisation, electrification, clean growth, low carbon innovation and entrepreneurship / clean tech, low carbon infrastructure, energy efficiency, the circular economy and natural land use.
We are looking for a Senior Research & Evaluation Consultant to join us to support the continued growth of the team and the delivery of our evaluation work in these key areas.

The role…
As an Evaluation Senior Consultant, you will contribute to impact and economic evaluations of varying sizes and for a variety of clients. These projects will commonly assess the impacts of government interventions on economic growth, markets, RD&I, jobs and skills, investment, trade and national leadership and reputation. Crucially, this will involve evaluating national and international progress in meeting grand challenges such as net zero, industrial decarbonisation, fuel poverty, energy efficiency, air pollution, biodiversity depletion and the growth of the circular economy.
You will manage economic evaluation and research strands within larger projects and smaller projects which have strong economic components.
You will also have the opportunity to increase Ipsos MORI’s impact on energy and environment policy and social change in the UK by writing articles, attending events and engaging in social media.
You will contribute to the ongoing business development of the Team by contributing to proposal writing and to the monitoring of business development opportunities.
The main responsibilities of the role are:
  • Evaluation delivery - specifically, the co-design and delivery of evaluation frameworks, the development of evaluation methods, the development of responses to evaluation questions and meeting evaluation objectives.
  • The application of specific economic and quantitative evaluation techniques, such as cost-benefit analysis, data-linking, econometric analysis (panel data models - fixed  and random effects), experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation methods (RCTs, matching methods).
  • Management of projects or strands of projects.
  • Developing day-to-day client relationships while ensuring projects are delivered to budget and timescale.
  • Drafting research tools to a high standard, requiring little amendment (for desk-based secondary analysis and primary data collection).
  • Primary data collection, including in-depth interviews and survey design / set-up.
  • Drafting accessible and concise reporting outputs of evaluation and research findings.
  • Presentation of results to clients and stakeholders.
  • Contributing to evaluation proposals as part of a wider team.
  • Line management of junior staff.

What do I need to bring with me?
  • A strong academic background in social sciences (e.g. economics, economic geography, statistics).
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering projects to timescale and budgets with limited supervision.
  • Proven experience of designing and delivering evaluation in a commercial environment or equivalent experience in a consultancy environment.
  • Experience of conducting economic research or analysis and/or quantitative impact analysis relevant to this post.
  • A passion for and understanding of environmental public policy development.
  • Experience designing research materials, including analytical frameworks or grids / templates or questionnaires.
  • Experience of primary and secondary data collection and analysis (interviews, surveys, literature review).
  • Experience in the development of client-ready quantitative analysis and/or reporting.
  • Proven ability to lead/contribute to research and evaluation proposals.

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 choice and offer a blended work environment, office and work from home. We also realise you may have commitments outside of work and will 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!