Research Executive

The Vacancy

Looking for a social and market research role that makes a difference to society?

Want to be involved in working on a wide range of market research projects.

Some of the recent audiences that we have helped organisations to gain a better understanding of include families in poverty or coping with debt, residents who have or have not taken up schemes to help contribute to net zero targets, teachers, SME employers, those in vulnerable circumstances such as homeless individuals, as well as visitors to tourist attractions, and customers of water or energy companies.

We are offering a Research Executive role within a friendly, dynamic agency environment that provides frequent new challenges and learning opportunities.

Qa Values

For the last 30 years, Qa has been providing bespoke insight to public, private and voluntary sectors. We primarily focus on social issues and pride ourselves on giving a voice to a diverse range of audiences, particularly those that are difficult to reach or in vulnerable circumstances.

Our goal is to provide recommendations based on robust research, ultimately helping our clients improve lives.

What is the role?

From the start, you will be making a positive contribution to the work that Qa Research delivers, and the company culture as a whole.

After undertaking a rounded training programme with our highly experienced team, your day to day work will cover all stages of the research process from developing  an appropriate methodology in response to a client’s brief, through to data collection (qualitative interviews, focus groups or surveys), analysis, report writing and presenting findings back to clients. 

No two days are the same, and you’ll be working on multiple projects, for different clients and topic areas. 

You’ll be part of both qualitative and quantitative projects to help deliver a diverse range of insight to clients all around the country – in the private, public and charity sector. Some of our recent clients include the NHS, Crisis, Yorkshire Water, National Trust and the British Red Cross.  

With support, you’ll also be able to develop client relationships by attending meetings, getting to know the different industries we work in and showing a genuine interest in their research needs.

There is a clear path to progression in this role, and opportunities for external training and networking.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who is interested in a career in market research. You will be curious and critical, with an eye for problem solving and analysis. You will need to be highly numerate and literate.

There will be opportunities to develop your own interests and specialities as you progress in your role, but as a Research Executive we would like you to be an all-rounder who can work on both qualitative and quantitative research projects – friendly and personable with good emotional intelligence, but with an eye for detail and accuracy.

We are looking for someone with strong communication skills, both written and verbal. Much of the job requires teamwork, so you will be comfortable working as part of a team as well as some days working alone on a detailed piece of work like report writing.

You will need to enjoy meeting, interacting with and interviewing people from across  a wide spectrum of society.

Some experience or understanding of the research process and methodologies is ideal, but not essential.  There will be many opportunities to learn and develop these on the job.

After your office-based training period, the role will involve a mix of office and homeworking, with occasional travel opportunities for fieldwork and or external training.


Degree in any discipline or equivalent e.g. degree apprenticeship, NVQ Level 6 etc.

To apply: send a copy of your CV and a covering letter of no more than 500 words to[email removed]

QA Research Ltd.
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£24000 per annum
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