Consultant - Social Research Team

ComRes is a specialist research consultancy providing insight to clients to help manage reputation, public policy and communications. In addition to the standard research quantitative and qualitative research tools, we maintain the largest suite in existence of panels of legislators and other senior influencers in the UK and Brussels. Our clients include governments, corporations, charities, pressure groups, trade associations, media, political parties, think tanks and trades unions.


This role presents an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, experienced researcher looking to join a stimulating and intellectual ‘can-do’ environment with a focus on reputation, public policy and communications.  Our new Consultant will use their proven social policy  research and project management skills to successfully win and deliver research projects for a range of clients, working on topics including heritage, young people and education.

Specifically, the role entails:

  • Identifying, developing and managing excellent commercial relationships with clients across the social research sector
  • Leading on and supporting high profile client projects (often simultaneously) to tight deadlines
  • Writing competitive quotes, supporting Team Leaders and Directors in producing successful proposals
  • Developing innovative solutions to sometimes challenging research briefs
  • Delivering first class insight and strategic counsel to clients based on a deep understanding of reputation, public policy and communications, and the ability to deploy and manage a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrating a commercial focus on all projects, coordinating and managing suppliers across a range of different projects
  • Working effectively within a team
  • Promoting ComRes at external events and industry networking opportunities

Our Consultant - Social Research Team will have:

As a key member of the team you will need to have experience of:

  • Using quantitative research techniques, including designing questionnaires, checking data, analysing data and creating charts in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Using qualitative research techniques, including developing respondent screeners, writing discussion guides, conducting in-depth interviews/focus groups, writing up interviews/focus groups and analysing transcripts
  • Designing methodologies for quantitative and qualitative (and mixed methods) research projects
  • Conducting multi-stage research projects, including in international markets
  • Secondary data analysis, including of official statistics
  • Identifying, developing and successfully managing client relationships
  • Developing and delivering recommendations to clients for putting insight into action
  • Effectively debriefing clients on research findings including writing reports and presenting results
  • Working in a mutually supportive team.

You will have strong verbal and written communication skills, with the confidence to engage with and advise clients on research and its implications. You will need to demonstrate an interest in and affinity with commercial thinking, identifying opportunities and talking to clients about them with the support of your team.

We require exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills, and the ability to work under pressure, prioritise appropriately and manage multiple tasks within deadlines. We especially welcome candidates with a demonstrable experience of, or at least an interest in, public affairs and communications.

You will be strongly numerate but possess creative flair, commercially competitive yet strongly supportive of colleagues, and ambitious while wanting the team to succeed.

To register your interest in this role please contact Nicola Marsh at