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Head of Business Surveys

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The National Centre for Social Research is Britain’s leading social research institute and is well known for its surveys. We have considerable data collection and operational resources, including an interviewer field force, flexible telephone survey capacity, postal and web capability. We have an extensive and broad portfolio of high-profile customers, which includes most of the big Government Departments, and a growing portfolio of B2B and B2C work. The role We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented individual to lead the development and growth of our Business Surveys practice. The Head of Business Surveys will lead our Business Surveys, the associated new business generation and project delivery across a range of surveys. The role will report directly to the Director for Surveys, Data and Analysis, but will also work with our Policy Research teams. The candidate The successful candidate will have: • Excellent research skills, with hands-on experience of designing, managing, analysing and reporting on large-scale business surveys, ideally gained in a commercial environment (if not, must be able to demonstrate suitable entrepreneurial skills). • Experience of business generation with proven track record of writing winning proposals and winning new business. • Demonstrable management and leadership skills and a track record of building positive relationships with customers, partners and across different internal teams. • The ability to manage, develop, mentor and motivate a team of researchers. • Experience of mixed methods approaches and of working with public sector customers will be an advantage but are not essential. About the National Centre for Social Research At the National Centre for Social Research, we're driven by the belief that social research has the power to make life better. Our research influences policy makers, practitioners, academics and the media, shaping our understanding of the world we live in and how it is changing. We offer a friendly, flexible, supportive and stimulating working environment, with a range of benefits, including a generous defined contribution pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme and an extensive employee benefit/discount voucher scheme. The application process The National Centre for Social Research is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment and committed to equality of opportunity. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented and marginalised groups. For further details and information about the role please visit our website.

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