Research Team Leader, Political and Media research

ComRes, one of the UK’s leading specialist research consultancies, provides clients in the UK, internationally with innovative opinion research and intelligent insight into corporate reputation, public policy and communications.

Bridging the worlds of research and communications we take the latest developments in opinion research and tailor them to provide clients with evidence and insights, helping to inform strategies, change behaviour and define debates.

Based in Westminster, we operate in a fast-paced and exciting environment and our research is often in the public eye. Our political clients include think tanks, pressure groups, unions, and of course political parties. We also regularly poll for high profile media clients including ITV News, CNN, BBC, Independent and The Mirror.

We pride ourselves on giving employees breadth of experience, variety and real growth opportunities and this role provides an exciting opportunity for an established Research Team Leader who is looking to join such a stimulating and proactive environment.


Our new Research Team Leader for the political research team will use their proven research and project management skills to successfully win and deliver mixed methodology research projects, and quick-turnaround polls on current hot political and social topics.

You will be joining at an exciting time of growth at ComRes and will have the opportunity to take a lead role in growing the team, building new client relationships and shaping the research offer presented to clients.

This role will include:
• Developing and managing existing client relationships and driving new business development activity for prospective clients across political and media clients
• Developing innovative solutions to challenging research briefs that clearly communicate ComRes’s values and expertise
• Delivering first class quantitative and qualitative research projects for clients and providing insight and strategic counsel as a trusted advisor
• Providing a commercial focus on all projects, coordinating and managing suppliers across a range of different projects
• Leading ambitious research consultants with a focus on coaching and development
• Promoting ComRes at external events and industry networking opportunities

The role would suit an experienced Research Team Leader with excellent knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies looking to progress at one of the UK’s leading research consultancies.

Our Research Team Leader, Political and Media research will have:

You will have extensive experience of:

• Client and research management, ideally including working with clients in the political sphere; or at a minimum a proven interest in these sectors
• Presenting to clients, colleagues and wider industry stakeholders addressing issues of reputation, public policy and communications
• Developing innovative solutions to client briefs, responding to tenders and writing proposals for quantitative and qualitative research projects
• Designing methodologies and writing analytical reports based upon a variety of methodological approaches
• Managing suppliers and financial budgets on quantitative and qualitative research projects
• Line management experience and strong people management skills

Personal qualities will include:

• Creative flair and exceptional attention to detail
• Proven ability to work under pressure, and manage multiple tasks within deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Strong communication skills, oral and written, with the confidence to engage with and advise clients on research and its implications
• An innovative, improvement-seeking attitude
• A professional, positive and self-motivated approach

To register your interest in this role please contact our recruitment team at