Job details

Location Edinburgh
Salary Negotiable
REF 889269_1677582348


Abi Blank

Abi Blank


Associate Director – Mixed Methods, Public Sector (Scotland)

This company is one of the worlds leading research agencies. Despite their size they are also one of the agencies with the strongest focus on people development and this is at the heart of their success.

They are looking for an Associate Director to work in their Scottish team, their clients are some of the biggest, most high profile government departments and organisations in Scotland.

You will direct social research projects which help to shape policy development and communications. Projects in the team are diverse and wide-ranging – recent projects have helped our clients to navigate the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on public attitudes and behaviours, inform the design of Scotland’s future vaccination programme and many more.

This team is the largest provider of social research and policy and programme evaluation to the Scottish government and they have significant capabilities in specialist fields such as deliberative research, analytics, behavioural science, evaluation methods, advanced and complex research studies.

What’s the opportunity?
This is an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director with 6+ years experience to manage high profile studies for a range of government and other public, private and third sector clients in Scotland.

We are looking for someone flexible who is able to undertake research and assist evaluations, and build on these to advise our clients

* Contributing to winning proposals, including developing costs.

* Managing multiple projects, or strands of projects, simultaneously.

* Communicating effectively with public sector clients, internal and external suppliers, private sector clients and internal colleagues both in writing and verbally.

In this role you will have the opportunity to use both qualitative and quantitative skills and we would like to speak to people who would like to develop both sets of skills.

Location: Edinburgh

What’s in it for me?
This is a great opportunity for you to join a business that is thriving and continuing to provide a world class service to the Scottish Government. Working in this team in Edinburgh you will be working closely with the Scottish Government on key issues and wider thematic areas.

Salary & Benefits:
This agency has an amazing and continually evolving people strategy so in this agency you will be challenged, given the opportunity to grow and develop. Entrepreneurial in spirit and collaborative in nature, you will have the opportunity learn from a diverse team of researchers, economists, evaluators and wider external thought leaders. Salary is very competitive with some excellent benefits.

Contact: Abi Blank

Hasson Associates welcomes applications from everyone. Together we are committed to creating a genuinely inclusive and diverse workplace. We encourage applications from people of colour, LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities, impairment, mental or physical health conditions. Your CV will be considered purely based on the potential that you’ll bring to the role. Please let us know if there are any adjustments needed to make your interview/screening process as seamless and comfortable as possible.

Established in 2008, we are one of the UK’s most successful and independent recruitment consultancies with industry recognition, becoming the first choice for permanent and interim Market Research and Insight recruitment for agency and client-side companies. Hasson Associates comprises eight dedicated experts with comprehensive knowledge, experience, and networks within market research, insight, and analysis. Providing a bespoke service to both clients and candidates, we pride ourselves on being a unique boutique consultancy focusing on service and delivery rather than volume.

You are applying for: Associate Director – Mixed Methods, Public Sector (Scotland), Edinburgh, 889269_1677582348