Research Executives (22k-30k)

Application closing date: 30 June 2022


Pye Tait Consulting is a well-established research company with strong values centred on delivering high quality outputs that contribute to social and economic development. We work intelligently and ethically to help deliver a better tomorrow for the UK’s young people and workers – towards a fairer and non-discriminatory society, while striving to meet our zero-emissions targets and helping others towards a more sustainable and prosperous future.

Our clients and our work are both extremely varied and incredibly interesting. In our thirty-year history we have developed an excellent reputation for quality and reliability.

Traditionally, our focus is on education, skills, or training. Typical and recent projects include:

  • Training programme or skills fund evaluation
  • Exploring the impacts of Covid-19 on a profession
  • Analysis of a public consultation
  • Consulting on a profession’s training standards
  • Labour market intelligence
  • Feasibility/development of a competency framework
  • Stakeholder satisfaction/engagement research


Research Executive (£22k-£30k)

In modern consultancy the work is fast-paced, demanding, and highly satisfying. The work is incredibly varied. Our Research Executives interview senior business-people and stakeholders, research critical issues, draft sections of nationally-important reports, develop survey questionnaires, perform analyses, help run focus groups and workshops, help to develop bids, and much more.

We’re not looking for specific backgrounds for these entry-level roles. We’re seeking a mix of high qualification and intelligence, together with a very high level of written and people skills. Degree specialism is not important but having at least an excellent first-degree is a minimum requirement and advanced degrees are desirable.

We are looking for those with a “can-do” approach: people who make it happen. Our work is multi-stranded and fast paced so you should be a multi-tasker, with excellent writing, and good number skills. Training is on the job under the tutelage of experienced senior researchers. Through mentoring and regular appraisals, we work with you to develop new skills, enhance strengths, and resolve or mitigate weaknesses.

Your career as a research consultant begins at the bottom but, for those who really want to learn and to build a life-long career, there are few better places to start than at Pye Tait Consulting.


  • Annual leave: 22 days’ entitlement plus public holidays (England) and extra day off at the festive season
  • Birthday off in addition to annual leave
  • Company contributions to pension
  • Discretionary performance-related bonuses
  • Private healthcare, following a qualifying period (optional)
  • IT equipment and remote IT support

Location – work from home

We have a small central office in Harrogate for those who wish to come in on an ad-hoc basis, but all staff work remotely most of the time. There may be a need to travel as part of the job, and this sometimes also entails overnight stays.


If you are interested in working with us and feel you have the appropriate background and skills, please apply to

Please include with your application:

  • Your CV
  • A covering letter explaining what you feel you could bring to the company
  • An indication of your current salary or package and required notice-period.

Roles are ideally permanent and full-time.

Please be aware: new research staff will be subjected to a DBS check following a short probationary period. If you already hold DBS certification, please state this in your application along with date of issue.

Pye Tait Consulting is an equal opportunities employer.

Application closing date: 30 June 2022