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Qualitative Research Director - Social/Government & Commercial Research

Job description

This leading research consultancy pride themselves on their ability to embed their insights across the country, both in social and commercial contexts. The work they do truly matters and is an essential to ensuring their clients understand communities and consumers.
Hugely passionate about what they do, the team are a brilliant blend of strategists, researchers, and behavioural science experts. They continually adapt their methodologies and take a tailored approach to every brief.
The Role
As a Research Director you will lead on projects from pitch to presentation, writing winning proposals, leading client relationships, designing approaches, and managing project teams.
As well as remaining hands-on with the day to day you will be responsible for thought leadership, being a senior industry voice and expert in your field.
You will likely have some direct reports, acting as an inspiring leader and playing a key role in guiding them in their professional development.
Specialising in qualitative methodologies you will work broadly across social issues such as family violence, disability, care, and mental wellbeing, and some commercial challenges - this could include retail, financial services, utilities. Projects will be an eclectic mix, but you can expect to dig your teeth into social marketing, behaviour change, communications campaign research, strategy, and policy evaluation.

About you 
A qualitative researcher or qual-leaning dualist, you will be an expert at all the traditional qual methodologies (focus groups, interviews, observational/ethnographic research) but also be someone who embraces new digital methods and approaches rooted in human centred design and behavioural economics.  You will be able to talk quant with clients, but expertise on this side is not required.  
As well as being a strong research practitioner you will have commercial gravitas and love building strong lasting relationships with clients. You will be approachable, collaborative, a strong communicator with passion and positivity.
Expertise in the social and government or commercial research space will be considered, but you must have gained significant experience in an agency environment and be excited to work across a juicy mix of sectors and projects.
Management and leadership skills will also be essential. Formal line management experience ideal but at a minimum you will be able to demonstrate an ability to manage junior teams on a project basis and possess a clear passion for mentoring and training others.
This is a genuinely rare and exciting opportunity to take your skills to a growing consultancy where you will play a senior role in the business and work across an eclectic mix of fascinating projects.
If this sounds like something you might be interested in and you would like to know more, please send your CV and/or LI profile to Cat Biles at Resources Group –
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.