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Consultant - Commercial & Social Behavioural Science

Job description

Locally owned, award-winning, and exceptionally creative, this Australian consultancy is at the forefront of cultural insights and behavioural science. 

Playing by their own rules, they are experts at uncovering the intricacies of human behaviour, uncovering truth and decoding emotions. They solve real-world problems for brilliant social, government and commercial clients across various industries, from education, sustainability, technology and retail to financial services and healthcare.

They do this by strategically combining qualitative research, cultural insights, behavioural science, AI technology, anthropology, psychology, and intuition – resulting in communication campaigns, behavioural interventions and recommendations that drive growth and change.

With offices in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, they are a diverse multi-disciplined team of problem solvers with shared values of empathy, collaboration, and accountability. Praised for their culture, they offer progressive and flexible working arrangements, generous leave policies and tailored development plans.

The role: Behavioural Scientist
This role will suit a strategic thinker who can think creatively, analytically, and laterally and connect the dots between brands, people and culture. A full-service consulting role, you’ll be involved in all elements of a project, from initial client brief to research design and delivery.

Bespoke, problem-led, no projects are the same. Recent projects vary from understanding Aussies future needs for an ethical insurance provider, designing behaviour change campaigns to help teens stay safe online for a government department, to capturing real-time behaviour during mealtimes through social media. B-Corp certified, everything they do centres around positively contributing to the environment and people.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Facilitating client conversations
  • Delivering strong project management
  • Explore and diagnose briefs and client problems.
  • Design qualitative methodologies and behavioural frameworks
  • Facilitate focus groups, in-depth interviews, workshops and ethnography.
  • Triangulate, synthesise and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Design and apply evidence-based interventions.
  • Translating recordation’s into reports, stories and presentations
  • Inspire clients to action and help implement interventions.
The essentials:
  • Prior agency experience within branding, qualitative research, cultural insights or behavioural science
  • Demonstrated understanding of behavioural methodologies – nudging, social forms, framing, heuristics, RCTs, rational choice, scarcity, etc
  • Comfortable grappling with problems with a high degree of ambiguity
  • Natural ability to think analytically, creatively, and laterally all at once
  • Genuine, down-to-earth, enjoy working collaboratively and loves learning.
This role is based in Sydney, but they are open to applicants in Melbourne or Brisbane.
Interested? I’d love to chat. Please send your CV to Emily at or call me on +61 449 172 882 for a confidential discussion about this role and related opportunities.

About Resources Group
We are the Leading Global Talent Agency for Insights, Analytics & Data Strategy. Our consultants take the time to truly understand your career aims and are dedicated to providing tailored, impartial advice to find you the very best career move. We have access to an unrivalled and exclusive range of job opportunities with trailblazing agencies and blue-chips across Australia, NZ and APAC.
Resources Group’s Diversity and Equality Policy determines that we submit applicants to our clients on the basis of merit and ability, regardless of race, colour, age, disability, family responsibilities, gender, marital status, nationality, religious or political views or affiliations, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.