Staff Roles

Jobs with Pye Tait Consulting

Pye Tait Consulting – one of the nation’s most experienced specialist research agencies – is seeking applicants for the following posts.

If you feel you are right for these posts, drop us a covering letter explaining why and attach a full CV, to

 Full Time Positions
Consultants Research Manager
Research Executive
 The Company
 The Work


All applications – CV and covering letter please to


Pye Tait is one of the UK’s best known and most effective research consultancies. It has a twenty-seven year history working for the bluest of blue chip clients from the Royal Society to the Department for Education. Our success has been built on a solid corporate ethic of high quality work conducted efficiently and delivered with innovative insights.

The immense satisfaction resulting from such work for a huge variety of clients goes without saying but it comes only after painstaking client engagement and pitching, and equally meticulous research and delivery. So, what makes a great consultant? Simple … brains, enthusiasm, knowledge, persuasiveness, presence, and a strong sense of humour.

We’re looking for one, or possibly two, experienced and capable people. They will be rain-makers and doers, self-starters who know their way around the world of research consultancy and can hit the ground running. The work is fast-paced, the whole package from engagement and pitching to communicating in writing and presenting the outcomes. We’re looking for out-of-the-box movers and motivators, people who add genuine value to a client’s brief and create lasting relationships.

Back to top

Research Manager

Research Managers are senior consultants who win and manage studies and projects. They are skilled in almost all of the requirements of great consultants – developing proposals and pitching for work, managing and undertaking research and analysis, preparing and writing memorable reports, engaging and developing relationships with clients, managing small work-focused teams, and so on.

We look for lots of relevant experience and well-proven ability. Commercial research experience is particularly important but it’s not a deal breaker. Personality, intelligence and a great work ethic are vital, as indeed is the ability to fit in with, and leverage, our existing team.

These posts can be based pretty much anywhere in the UK but successful applicants would be expected to spend a few weeks based in Harrogate on appointment.

Back to top

Research Executive

Openings are limited in this very desirable career company. In modern consultancy the work is fast-paced and, apart from skills and knowledge, it requires a quick and agile mind and great persuasive  skills.

We do not look for specific backgrounds for these entry-level roles. Primarily we look for a mix of brains and people skills – degree specialisms are not really important but having at least an excellent degree is a must. The people who are right for the world of consultancy are truly multi-talented.

We are looking, therefore, for keen intelligence but with the ability to think laterally and outside the box. We are looking for hard-workers but with the ability to manage work sensibly. Our people have to be true multi-taskers, with excellent writing and good number skills. Over time we’ll train you to become great presenters.

There is no prescribed career ladder or timescale and we work to strengths and to mitigate weaknesses. Your consultancy career is not set in stone – you build it yourself.

These posts are based in Harrogate.

If you have the core of determined, inner-strength to match your academic and early career experience, we’d like to hear from you.

Back to top

The Company

Twenty-seven years young, well-respected for high quality work, with an experienced and highly capable team, Pye Tait Consulting has a long-established policy of recruiting only the best.

Our clients come from the very top drawer and we work hard to keep their trust and respect. Some of our reports are passed directly to Government Ministers and top decision-makers, many are published, and most set the agenda for whole economic sectors for years to come (see our website for examples).

Clients include top Government Departments like BEIS, DCMS and DfE, the Scottish and Welsh Governments, high profile agencies, and a host of blue-chip companies and organisations across almost every UK economic sector.

Our close-knit, supportive team takes immense pride in the work we do.

Back to top

The Work

Our work is extremely varied and much of it of national importance.

Our seniors lead studies but everyone has a vital role to play in their successful completion. We work right across the UK, and sometimes further afield, attending project meetings, delivering pitches, designing studies for proposals, leading focus groups and workshops, drafting questionnaires, carrying out high quality surveys, crafting the very best reports, and much more.

And our specialist skills in education, skills and business are deployed in virtually every sector of the UK economy from aerospace to health, from the education sector itself to construction, and from engineering to food.

Back to top