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Senior Research Manager
IFF Research
2.8km | , UK
role reference:  wyw_#00655
Location
2.8km | , UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Contract Part-time
Industry Research
Hours 30 - 40 Hours
Days at home 3-4 Per Week
Core hours 11-3
Closing date 14/12/2022
  • Research
  • Management
  • REPORTING
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Modeling
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS
  • CLIENT DEVELOPMENT
Description:

We've an opportunity for a Senior Research Manager to join our Education team and work across 2-3 of our key sectors.

We have an exciting array of projects on which you'll be able to expand your research and management skills, bring innovation and work with and learn from our talented Directors.

We offer flexibility, development and support and an array of benefits to suit your lifestyle. We also have ongoing initiatives such as wellbeing support, bi weekly knowledge sharing sessions and weekly social events and activities

About the role

Our work addresses complex social change, shapes policy and creates impact for our clients. As a Senior Research Manager (SRM) you’ll work across 2-3 of our key sectors and take the lead role on some of our most complex, high-profile studies. You’ll manage a team of Research Managers and Executives and oversee timescales and budgets. You’ll lead on all research outputs and client liaison, offering valuable advice to clients at all stages of the project.

Working alongside our Directors you will contribute to proposals, attend new business pitches and work with the senior team to develop and build on success within your sectors.

A key part of this role is to develop the skills of your project teams through mentoring and training as well as to collaborate with our L&D Director and others to help design and deliver training to the wider research team.

Responsibilities

Research

  • Design high quality questionnaires and guides.
  • Conduct qualitative interviews, actively listening and probing appropriately.
  • Conduct focus groups and workshops confidently and intelligently.
  • Have overall responsibility for signing off specifications and data outputs
  • Draw out key findings and make clear and insightful recommendations based on data collected.
  • Produce insightful, in-depth and publishable reports.
  • Produce thoughtful, creative and impactful presentations and deliver these to clients.

Project Management

  • Lead the efficient running of multiple projects through effective planning and prioritisation.
  • Supervise and delegate to project teams confidently, clearly and effectively.
  • Review RM, SRE and RE outputs to ensure accuracy and to feedback improvements.
  • Manage project finances effectively
  • Keep project Directors updated with project progress, and any problems arising.
  • Lead project meetings.

Client/Business Development

  • Be the first point of contact for the client, proactively ensuring that clients are kept up to date.
  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship with clients, anticipating their needs and concerns.
  • Contribute to the writing of clear and compelling client pitches and proposals.
  • Attend pitches and make thoughtful contributions.

People

  • Work positively and flexibly within project teams, to get the best out of all and foster / promote a healthy team spirit.
  • Proactively provide support for other members of your team.
  • Work effectively, and in partnership, with other departments and suppliers.
  • Identify skill gaps and coordinate required training for team members, liaising with L&D director to identify training needs and delivery solutions

About you

You may have worked for research agencies, consultancies, government departments or non-profit organisations. You might already be working at a senior level and looking to make more impact, or you’ll be ready to step into this level of responsibility. Either way, you should have in-depth policy knowledge in one or several of our key sectors. Experience and proficiency in mixed methods research would be ideal, however if you are stronger with either quant or qual methodologies that’s also fine.

You must have great communication skills, both written and verbal, and should be a strong leader with an approachable and collaborative style. You should have demonstrable experience managing a team and be able to manage several projects concurrently, work under pressure and react positively as requirements change.

We want our teams to bring new ideas on how to continue delivering to the highest quality and how to most efficiently and effectively manage the department, and you’ll therefore play an active role in communicating and rolling out new systems and ways of working to the research teams. This is an opportunity to join a business that values input from all its staff and as a SRM you’ll be expected to apply your skills and build on the success of IFF. As we say in one of our core values, we want you to “Make a difference”.

Benefits include:
28 days holiday plus bank holidays
Healthcare scheme
Contributory pension scheme
Flexible working
Social events

Key skills:
  • Research
  • Management
  • REPORTING
  • Project Management
  • Business Development
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Modeling
  • Research and Development (R&D)
  • QUALITATIVE INTERVIEWS
  • CLIENT DEVELOPMENT
Competitive salary

CONTRACT

INDUSTRY

Role Type

Job Function

Days at home

Core Hours

Closing Date

30 - 40 Hours
Flexibility:
Working Patterns
Part-time
Flexi-Time
Core Hours / Staggered Hours
Mutually Agreed / Predictable Hours
Agile Working
Full-time
Flexibility:
Workload
Reduced Hours
Job Share
Ad-hoc
Flexibility:
Workplace
Hybrid Working (Office / Home)
Remote or Mobile Working
Work From Home (WFH)
Office Working
Flexibility:
Life event
Career Breaks / Sabbatical
Shared Parental Leave
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