Research Manager (40K-54K)

Application closing date: 31st January 2022

Engrossing, challenging, diverse, satisfying – just a few of the words that describe the work of our Research Managers.


Pye Tait Consulting is a company with strong values centred on delivering high quality outputs that contribute to social and economic development. We work 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 reduce our carbon footprint on a day-to-day basis.

Research Managers are not just project managers, not just researchers, and not merely analysts – that’s why the job is both challenging and immensely satisfying. They work across a diverse mix of projects and clients and are involved at all project lifecycle stages from tendering to reporting and presenting.

What does a Research Manager do?

  • Design, implement, and successfully complete research processes – end to end project delivery
  • Manage and develop great client relationships
  • Develop and deliver powerful presentations and pitches
  • Lead on design of all research tools and reports
  • Write persuasive winning tenders and memorable, insightful reports
  • Develop new business through excellent contacts and networks
  • Manage small matrix-teams of junior and senior researchers
  • Support development and execution of the research strategy
  • Provide support and coaching to the research and support team

What makes a great Research Manager?


  • Agency-side experience – that is, solid commercial experience in pricing, designing, and delivering research and consultancy projects to a range of clients to tight deadlines and budgets
  • Ability to organise, self-manage, and lead others
  • Qualitative and quantitative experience
  • Enthusiasm for research and delivery of great client outputs
  • Excellent written skills


  • Membership of the MRS
  • Specialism in economics and labour markets
  • Statistical skills – e.g. experience of using SPSS/SNAP/R and undertaking multivariate statistical analysis including regression and experimental design


A mix of relevant experience, intelligence, enthusiasm, knowledge, persuasiveness, energy, resilience, and self-motivation. Good Research Managers author great research reports and impress clients. Excellent Research Managers not only do this but know that client relationships remain at the core of research consultancy and possess a powerful desire to grow their own career within the ongoing growth of Pye Tait Consulting.

This doesn’t end there. When you’re performing at your best, you’ll be going places. There are opportunities for progression to Senior Research Manager/Consultant to manage larger teams and segments of the business.

Why work at Pye Tait Consulting?

  • Work with a great team of people who support each other
  • Work on a varied and interesting mix of nationally-important projects for blue-chip clients
  • Satisfying opportunities to mentor and develop junior staff
  • Weekly internal group sessions and one-to-one catch-ups
  • Opportunities to undertake training/attend seminars in specialist areas (e.g. applying statistical tests, using qualitative analysis software, etc.)
  • Opportunity to undertake the MRS Diploma
  • Opportunity for progression to Senior Research Manager/Consultant


  • Annual leave: a generous 22 days’ entitlement plus public holidays (England)
  • Company contributions to pension
  • Discretionary performance-related bonuses
  • Birthdays off in addition to annual leave
  • Flexible working hours and location
  • Private healthcare, following a qualifying period (optional)
  • IT equipment and remote IT support

Location – work from home

We have a satellite office in Harrogate, for those who wish to come in on an ad-hoc basis, but we work remotely most of the time. There may be a need to travel post Covid-19 as part of the job, and this sometimes also entails overnight stays.


If you come from an agency-side research background and feel you have the appropriate personal attributes, knowledge 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.


These roles are ideally permanent and full-time, but we would be willing to consider flexible arrangements where there are mutual benefits.

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: 31st January 2022