Head of Research – Political Insights & Analytics
Top-Level Consulting Firm – London – c£70,000
Ever wondered who provides the insights and intelligence for political campaigns? Well, this consultancy is one of them – they are the “ears” and “eyes” for some of the world’s most high-profile political figures and organisations, providing strategic insights and analysis that can make a visible difference to key decisions and outcomes.
This is an exceptional opportunity to spearhead the consultancy’s research arm: providing both strategic and technical leadership and building a robust research offering within the company. Their work is not just political as they also provide consumer insight and intelligence to major corporates, covering a wide range of issues from reputation to corporate communications. Either way, this high-profile position needs a confident and tough research professional with a strong Quantitative grounding, who has the ability to give a simple, straight story behind the numbers to key commercial and political stakeholders.
Probably at Research Director-level, you should be well-versed in a range of methodologies and have some exposure to the political world. You should also be objective and dispassionate on the subject matter that you are investigating: not all the topics and stakeholders might be considered ‘fashionable’ in some popularist circles, but the consultancy’s business is an earnest one and they need a true professional who can treat each project with an open and unclouded mind, in order to provide impartial and effective advice.
In addition to outstanding client and research skills, you should also possess strong team leadership abilities as reporting to you will be a team of researchers and analysts who will look to you for guidance and support. An excellent salary is on offer, plus attractive prospects within this growing international consultancy and the chance to make a real and visible contribution to your clients’ communications and strategy.
To apply, contact Frances Burton at Resources Group, firstname.lastname@example.org