Research Manager

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: DEC20215069

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£39,880 - £43,857 Per Annum

Closing date

30 January 2022

Salary: Band 11 – £39,880 – £43,857 per annum plus a market supplement payment (MSP) of up to £5,000 per annum. 

Hours per week: 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent


Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do. 


Your new role

Market research and consultation with our residents and stakeholders is at the heart of the council’s approach to building better services for the city. We are looking for a talented and customer-focused market research professional to lead our forward thinking research team.

If you are highly motivated and proactive, with a strong commitment to using your excellent research and insight skills to take the council forward, and a real passion for making a difference to our customers, we want to hear from you.

We believe in work-life balance too. The council is trialling hybrid working, and our expectation is that this role would spend one/two days per week in the office in the centre of Portsmouth, and three/four days a week working from home. And we believe in on-going professional development, and will discuss opportunities and aspirations, as well as working hours and location, with the successful candidate.


What you’ll need to succeed

You will have sufficient experience or a professional qualification in a research related field and/or a degree with significant social research content (at least 30% social methods and coverage of research methods). 

You will have experience of leading a team to perform at a high level.  You will also have experience, knowledge and understanding of a wide range of market research tools, data sources and software (segmentation software experience would be beneficial).

You will have proven skills or experience managing research projects and a varied workload along with excellent written and verbal communications skills.


                                     We will be shortlisting and interviewing for this role as we receive suitable applications.