Senior Research Executive (Leeds)

Are you looking for a fresh challenge in your research career?  Do you want to work with senior decision makers, advising them on how to make a positive difference to their business?  Would you like the opportunity to be part of an award winning, ambitious and ‘on the up’ research team?

Do you crave these opportunities?  Are you up for the challenge?

If so, do read on.  We want people like you to join us.

The role we a looking to fill is for someone with 2-3 years’ agency experience with quantitative experience a must.  You will have experience at all stages of the project lifecycle, from assisting in proposals, questionnaire design, project setup and ongoing management, right through to working with the team deliver actionable insights with style and authority.  The ideal candidate would also have some experience in conducting and integrating qualitative research into client debriefs, e.g. focus groups and depth interviews. You’ll be able to work as part of a close-knit team, but have the confidence and ability to think on your feet and make your own decisions.

Role detail


You will be responsible for the ongoing management and delivery across a range of projects, including trackers and ad hoc projects, for a set portfolio of clients.


You will have efficient project management skills, being able to deliver research programmes on time and on budget.

Teamwork and collaboration

You will be a key member of the delivery team, so working closely with junior and senior colleagues is essential. 

Innovation and technology

You will be open-minded to using fresh and innovative ways to approach client research needs and to deliver insight that wows clients and make them come back for more.

Service excellence

You will have a strong client service ethic and pride yourself on meeting and exceeding client expectations across all aspects of the agency/client relationship. 

Personality characteristics

  • Proactive, dedicated, enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ attitude and approach
  • Strong and creative communicator with excellent written and spoken English
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work autonomously but also a strong team player
  • A ‘people person’ who enjoys building relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Curious with a drive for developing work, others and self

For more information or to apply for the role, please send your CV and covering letter to Mike Cooper (Research director) on

Chris Handford