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Research Executive, Insights and Intelligence Practice

Insights Practice 

Everything we do at Madano is driven by evidence and insights and we’re looking for someone who is passionate about research and excels at problem solving. The insights practice help clients define their strategies, deliver their objectives and demonstrate their value:

  • We deliver targeted and effective stakeholder engagement strategies by using data science and statistical analysis to identify and segment influencer landscapes 
  • We use behaviour change theory and innovative qualitative research to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time 
  • We provide strategic advice and frameworks that help businesses and organisations understand what it is they are trying to achieve and how they can demonstrate their impact 

Description of Role and Responsibilities 

Madano is looking for a Research Executive to join our Insights and Intelligence Team. This position will allow the successful applicant to develop their interest in using evidence and data to drive business decision-making.  

Within this role, you will have the opportunity to conduct a mixture of qualitative and quantitative analysis, with support; as well as work with large data sets, conduct social media analysis and a range of desk research. We are looking for someone who will enjoy contributing their own ideas around the research design as well as drawing out key insights at the analysis stage.  

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • A strong interest in using qualitative and quantitative data and evidence to help business decision-making 
  • A high level of IT and digital literacy (particularly with the Office suite, basic data analysis packages e.g. R or Stata) 
  • Educated to a degree level, or equivalent 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to understand research problems and suggest appropriate methods 
  • Ability to deliver high quality, precision and detail in tight timeframes 
  • An interest in the role of information and communication of the behaviour of people, organisations and societies 
  • A willingness to share ideas, give and receive feedback and thrive in a collaborative environment

Additional preferred skills 

  • Knowledge of the social research, market research or data science sector, commercially or as part of a degree  
  • Comfortable managing and interpreting quantitative data sets and/or familiarity with principles of analysing qualitative data  
  • Specific quantitative (e.g. questionnaire design) and qualitative research (e.g. interviewing) skills  
  • Knowledge or interest in big data, data science techniques and computer programming languages  

About Madano 

Madano is committed to building a better world through intelligent and creative communications. We work with clients who are solving the major challenges of our time through science and technology – helping them tell their story, make the right connections, change attitudes, and influence behaviours.  

Our people are highly motivated and engaged, always encouraged to make their voices heard and given the opportunity to progress. And while we deal with serious issues, we make sure we don’t take ourselves too seriously along the way. Questioning accepted wisdom, always looking for alternative solutions, ours is a purpose-driven culture where everyone pulls together to make a lasting difference.  

We have resolved to work only with organisations whose values align with our own. And we employ people who demonstrate a genuine commitment to delivering positive change.  

Our Benefits  

As well as the basic salary, great social events and a culture of continual learning, our competitive benefits package includes: 

  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus bank holidays (rising to 30 days alongside length of service) 
  • Discretionary bonus 
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution 
  • Private Medical Insurance (for you and your family) 
  • Income protection insurance 
  • Life Assurance service insurance at 4 x your salary 
  • Travel insurance (for you and your family) 
  • Annual wellness benefit of £150 
  • Four-week sabbatical after every 5 years’ service 

Some benefits are contingent on successful completion of probation period.  

Please note that the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK by the start of their employment. However, please note that Madano is not registered to sponsor applicants. 

Equal opportunities 

Madano is committed to a policy of equal opportunities and non-discrimination. At all times we aim to recruit, develop, and promote the very best people, basing judgement solely on suitability for the job. We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as disabled people, ethnic minorities, and neurodiverse people. 

Want to be part of shaping the future? Here’s where to start. 

Send us your latest CV, along with answers to the below questions (250 words max for each) to [email protected] 

  1. You have read Madano’s values and ambitions in the introduction section above, how do the values motivate you to work for Madano? 
  2. What motivates you to pursue a research career with Madano? 
  3. Tell me about a time in the last year when you’ve been either surprised, proud or excited of what you achieved outside university. What were you doing? 

We look forward to hearing from you.  


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