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Research Executive (Business & Consumer Insight)

Role overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen at one of London’s leading market research agencies for an ambitious and enthusiastic Research Executive.

Research Executives (REs) contribute to a wide variety of research projects. We have a diverse range of clients and REs will have the opportunity to work and develop their skills across a number of sectors. The following description sets out the minimum requirements of the role. As is the case with all roles at Populus, Research Executives will be expected to contribute in whatever way they can to the success of the company and may be asked to undertake tasks that are not included below.

Key responsibilities

As a Research Executive your tasks could include:

Research Executives play an important role in the Business and Consumer Insight team and are expected to work in support of the Company’s strategic objectives, vision and values.

Required skills and abilities

We believe in giving responsibility early and so employ people who can be relied upon to take responsibility and be accountable for their work. We provide support and training but believe that the best way to develop skills is through working on client projects. We encourage enthusiasm, creativity and ambition.

It is essential that REs have:

It is desirable that REs have:


We are ambitious for the future of our company and aim to ensure that people who work here are able to develop lasting, successful and fulfilling careers. You will be expected and supported to keep your skills up-to-date and actively look for opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge. In addition, our regular Knowledge Exchange sessions provide opportunities to gain and update knowledge, share information across the company and hear external perspectives.

As a Research Executive you will receive on the job training in a wide range of research techniques and projects before completing the MRS Advanced Certificate in Market and Social Research Practice.


Subject to satisfactory completion of a three month probation period, additional benefits are provided, including:

Other, non-contractual, benefits are provided. For a full list see the company handbook Working at Populus or speak to the Human Resource Manager.

About Populus

Populus Limited is part of the Populus Group (PGL). The group also includes Populus Data Solutions (PDS), which provides field and tab services to Populus and other research agencies. PGL has a minority interest in, and provides back office services and support to, BrandCap, a brand consultancy.

We exist to equip companies and individuals with the deep understanding they need, of their markets, audiences and brands, to drive success in a world overwhelmed with data. We call this Critical Knowledge and we deliver it through:

Over the past ten years, our work has formed the basis of significant corporate, political and consumer campaigns and has helped clients launch new products, build their reputation with key audiences, win local and national elections and generate increased sales.

Our team of researchers and consultants is based in London but works internationally and includes experts in qualitative, quantitative and omnibus research, as well as senior strategists from the worlds of business, politics, marketing and communications.

We are proud to be a founding member of the British Polling Council and to abide by the Code of Conduct of the Market Research Society of Great Britain.

We are ambitious for the future and have set ourselves some clear goals – including our 2020 vision that by the year 2020 Populus Limited will:


We work together across the company and with our sister companies to pool our knowledge and abilities for the benefit of our clients. While our talents are diverse, we are united by our values:





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