Job details

Location London
Salary Negotiable
REF 889675_1719222297

Research and Evaluation Director – Transport & Infrastructure

The Company:
This company is a globally recognised social research agency leading the way in cutting edge social and public sector research and evaluation. This division is well known for the brilliant work they do across society and how they support government decision making across policy areas such as road and rail sectors, other transport systems and active travel and many more related areas.

The Opportunity:
This is an opportunity to join the team as a Research and Evaluation Director, you will be providing robust evidence and strategic insights to policy makers, government bodies, transport operators, and not-for-profit organisations. The work spans and cuts across areas such as environmental sustainability, public health and wellbeing, safety, and local and regional development.

They are looking for a commercial and dynamic leader, experienced researcher with substantial commercial and business development experience. As a Research Director, you will direct high-profile studies that inform decision-making and policy within government, as well as work with non-governmental bodies, agencies, and charities. You will also lead a key client account and drive growth in the business.

You will take responsibility and accountability for overall delivery and quality of projects, design research methods that stand up to scrutiny, and provide clients with quality and innovation.

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Leading proposals and revenue generation, including making pricing recommendations.
  • Developing a strong understanding of clients’ needs and helping to grow the business. This includes leading growth through responsibility for a key client account, and/or growing our business in new areas – with new clients, or in new research methodologies or advisory and consultancy areas within transport and infrastructure.
  • Supporting and supervising team members
  • Effectively overseeing relationships with suppliers and internal operations colleagues to ensure the objectives of the research are met on time and to budget.

About you:
The ideal candidate should be a highly capable methods expert specialising in either quantitative or mixed method research. Experience in transport and infrastructure policy is desirable but not essential. If you have a passion for public sector research and for supporting and informing government then there is no better place to work. This agency has an amazing and continually evolving people strategy so in this agency you will be challenged whilst given the opportunity to grow and develop.

Salary & Benefits:
In return for your knowledge and expertise, you will receive a favourable salary and enjoy being part of a friendly and inclusive team. The team are based in London, Manchester or Edinburgh office, 3 days a week in the office, 25 days holiday, private medical + more benefits. Bespoke Learning and Development plans (Management and Leadership, Personal, Technical, Client etc)

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, LGBTQ+ 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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