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Research Executive, TNS BMRB National Statistics and Longitudinal Studies Team



Research Executive
TNS BMRB National Statistics and Longitudinal Studies Team
More London Place, SE1

Purpose of the role

TNS BMRB is the largest commercial supplier of social research to government departments in the UK and has a growing body of research for academia.  The research we undertake covers a wide range of government policy areas and is used to inform UK policy and programme development. We have a proven track record of success and this is a real opportunity to make a difference and to join a highly professional, motivated and friendly team.

We have an exciting opportunity for a candidate with an interest in social research issues to join the team based in London Bridge as a trainee Research Executive. We are looking for someone highly motivated with a passion for research, who would like to work in a stimulating and demanding environment.

The opportunity is in our National Statistics and Longitudinal Studies team, who are responsible for some of our largest and most complex projects, including Understanding Society, a longitudinal study which collects information every year about the social and economic circumstances of people across the UK, and the Crime Survey for England and Wales.  This team currently conducts a wide range of projects with clients such as the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice, the Cabinet Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Department for Culture, Media and Sports, Sport England, the Welsh Government and the Scottish Government.

Scope of the role

The role will be working on a range of projects including our flagship project, Understanding Society.

The primary purpose of the role is to assist the team with the following responsibilities:

•             Managing projects

•             Designing research projects, developing questionnaires, analysing and reporting on findings

•             Delivering to client requirements – to the highest quality and agreed time schedules

Additionally, the role requires working on multiple projects at one time, prioritising across project demands, delivering work on time and to quality standards and participating in wider team activities.

You will also receive excellent training in research skills, with the opportunity to study for the MRS Advanced Certificate.

Knowledge and skills required:

The successful candidates will require a degree (2:1 or above), at least 300 UCAS points, GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (minimum grade B) and to possess the following qualities:

  • A strong interest in social research issues – experience of social research methods would be especially useful. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Analytical mind with a good eye for detail
  • Excellent written English
  • The ability to work both as part of a team as well as using your own initiative, depending on the demands of the situation
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
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