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Research Director

Location: London

Salary: £40k - £50k (Depending on skills & experience)

Department: Survey Research Centre

Contract: Permanent

Application deadline: 27 August 2018

We are recruiting an exceptional research professional to join the Household Surveys team in our Survey Research Centre. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a thriving team undertaking some of Britain’s best known social surveys such as British Social Attitudes, the English Housing Survey, the National Travel Survey and the Family Resources Survey.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record in winning and delivering contracts for government departments and other customers to time and budget. You will be enthusiastic and proactive about business generation at NatCen, and will be ambitious in terms of winning research contracts and identifying new funding opportunities, including grant funding applications. You will have experience of developing strong relationships with customers and partners.

Excellent research skills are essential, in particular survey design using quantitative research methods. The Household Surveys team works across a wide range of policy areas and your policy background is less important than your ability to apply your methodological and project management skills to designing and delivering high quality research.

We are open to flexible working and welcome part-time applications.

For a detailed job description, please click here.

About NatCen Social Research

At NatCen Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing.

We offer a friendly and stimulating environment with a high profile, challenging research programme, as well as favourable working conditions. Benefits include a generous holiday entitlement and a defined contribution pension scheme.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and supporting statement (no more than 700 words) outlining your skills, experience and why you would make a great addition to the team by email to

Closing date for applications will be 9am, Monday 27th August 2018.

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