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Location Belfast, County Antrim
Salary Negotiable
REF 889757_1719229223

Director / AD – Research & Evaluation (N.Ireland)

Exciting opportunity alert in Northern Ireland! Hasson Associates is assisting a leading market research company in hiring a full-time Public Affairs Associate Director/Research Director. Join a collaborative team working across various sectors like employee research, education, crime and justice, health and wellbeing, and more.

They are seeking a Research and Evaluation specialist with expertise in quantitative or mixed method research, along with skills in business development and client account management. Ideal candidates will have localised knowledge and experience in project delivery in the Northern Ireland region

Join this exciting team in shaping impactful studies that drive decision-making in Government and the third sector. Key responsibilities include:

– Leading high-profile projects from inception to final reporting, ensuring quality and innovation throughout.

– Designing robust research methods to meet client objectives effectively.

– Overseeing project lifecycle, including proposal leadership and revenue generation.

– Developing client relationships and understanding their needs to grow our business.

– Supporting team members and managing project finances for successful outcomes.

The Opportunity:

Our esteemed research team in Belfast is at the forefront of shaping public policy and organizational strategies for major companies in the region. With a team of seasoned researchers and evaluators, we merge local insights with global proficiency to deliver innovative research solutions.

Here are some key focus areas where we excel:

– Financial research with a dedicated survey spanning over 25 years and Customer Satisfaction initiatives

– Politics and election research covering cultural identity, vote share, and Brexit-related subjects

– Health research specializing in mental health and maternity projects

– Local government insights through resident surveys

– Advertising and branding support for evidence-based campaigns

Our team utilizes a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research techniques, from traditional interviews to cutting-edge methods like facial recognition.

About you:

Key qualifications include:

– Proficiency in developing high-quality research materials and extracting insights from quantitative and qualitative data.

– Experience in managing evaluation projects in a commercial setting, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and client requirements.

– Demonstrated ability in writing winning proposals and nurturing client relationships.

– Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with a knack for preparing presentations and reports.

– Desire to support team members in enhancing their research and project management abilities.

If you have a solid commercial background, excel in client interactions, and are adept at negotiation, we want to hear from you! Take the next step in your career and join us in driving impactful projects forward

Salary & Benefits:

This global agency offers a compelling package including a competitive salary, 25 days of annual leave, pension scheme, and flexible benefits tailored to your needs. Research Manager roles and above also come with private healthcare. They value work-life balance and welcome flexible working requests. They prioritise equality, diversity, and inclusivity to foster a positive work environment and enhance our research capabilities. Join them in creating a diverse workforce that reflects the world they study and delivers superior insights to their clients.

Contact: Abi Blank

* Are you a UK citizen? If ‘no’ please confirm your visa status.

* We are committed to creating inclusive and diverse workplaces. We encourage applications from people of colour, LGBTQIA2+ communities, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities, neurodiversity, impairment, and mental or physical health conditions. Your CV will be considered purely 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 seven 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.

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