Vacancy: Research Executive

10th November, 2022

Salary: Full time, £28-32k depending on experience

Location: Hybrid role requiring regular attendance at head office in Penryn, Cornwall and occasional visits to our office in Stockport, Greater Manchester.

Summary: PFA Research is a small and growing research team that delivers data collection and full service market research services.  We work across B2B and Consumer primarily in the engineering, technology, finance, local government and social sectors.

The role is hands-on operational, so the research executive can expect to find themselves involved from initial briefing to presentations and imparting expert knowledge. This role would suit somebody with primary research experience who is looking to progress into a project management position.

The Role:

  • Planning research projects and ensuring works progress in line with client expectations
  • Understanding and communicating internally the needs of projects
  • Communicating professionally and confidently with clients, providing information and updates with clarity and consistency
  • Contributing to design of research methodology against client objectives
  • Development of research instruments, such as writing questionnaires, discussion guides and analysis plans
  • Delivering reports and presentations that that are insightful and consistently high quality
  • Proactively support in improving delivery of quality market research services to clients


  • 2+ years of primary research experience, preferably within a market research agency
  • Able to demonstrate a good level of experience in classical research methods, such as telephone and face-to-face interviewing, and online amongst businesses and/or consumers
  • Good understanding of classical qualitative methods such as in-depth interviews and focus groups will be advantageous
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly numerate and have an analytical mindset
  • A high level of IT and digital literacy
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with the ability to work well under pressure and effectively contribute to multiple projects simultaneously

In addition to these technical requirements and experience, the research executive will have a genuine passion for research. They will be expected to bring energy, enthusiasm and high levels of motivation to their work and enjoy working as part of a team. As a positive thinker with a can-do, solutions-focused attitude, there will be a desire to continually support and drive our business forward.

In return, we offer a positive and supportive work culture including hybrid office/flexible working, with 30 days holidays per annum, family friendly policies, support/time off for volunteering, and more.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, then please send your full CV together with a covering letter that tells us more about how you meet the requirements of the job and the added value you would bring to our company.

Send your applications to Robert Rush, Managing Director –

PFA Research is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we make decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status or any other protected class.


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