London

Are you looking to develop your career in one of the world’s largest Research Organisations?
We have a diverse and developing programme of evaluation and advisory work. Our clients include national bodies such as NHS England, Public Health England, and the Department of Health and Social Care, think tanks, regulatory and professional bodies, academic institutions and third sector organisations.
We’re working on some of the most prominent and influential policy areas – including the role of digital technologies in delivering care, health inequalities and attempts to integrate services. And we have exciting plans to expand both the range of subjects we work on, and the services we can offer clients, drawing on our core skills of social research and analysis.

The role…
The role will be based in our Health and Social Care research team but with close links to the Policy and Evaluation Unit

 
  • Management of large scale (multi-annual) evaluation projects (or directing medium scale projects) over the full project cycle, managing teams of consultants and social researchers while reporting to the Project Director
  • Strong intellectual leadership of evaluation studies from evaluation design through to interpretation of findings and specification of recommendations 
  • Responsibility for developing day-to-day client relationships through the execution of evaluation of projects, while ensuring projects are delivered to budget and timescale
  • Close working with research teams in both the execution of evaluation studies and providing advisory inputs on non-evaluation projects where appropriate;
  • Drafting reporting outputs describing evaluation findings in a way that is accessible to non-specialists;
  • Presentation of results to clients and stakeholders;
  • Leadership of evaluation proposals as part of a wider team;
  • Line management of junior staff within the team, including management of utilisation and skills development. 
  • Development of a profile for specialist expertise in a specific policy or methodological area;
  • Involvement in the strategic and operational management of the team.

What do I need to bring with me?
  • Strong academic background in social sciences – ideally an MSc from leading institution
  • Significant experience of leading and delivering evaluation projects, ideally gained in a commercial environment;
  • Expertise in both quantitative and qualitative approaches to evaluation problems
  • Proven ability to manage evaluation projects to timescale and budgets with little supervision
  • Time management skills and ability to work across multiple projects, prioritising tasks efficiently
  • Knowledge of health care policy and practice in the UK
  • Enthusiasm for business development and leading the preparation of research proposals
  • Ideas, curiosity and drive to support a business to move into new areas;
  • A desire to support junior members of the team to fulfil their potential;
Desirable:
  • Experience of working with NHS data, and conducting quantitative and economic evaluations in the healthcare market
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!