Associate Director - Qual Youth/Kids Research Specialist

£45000 - £55000 per annum + great benefits
04 Apr 2012
02 May 2012
JB / Kids AD
Joanna Byerley
Full Time
Contract Type
Associate Director - Qual Youth/Commercial Kids Research Specialist - pioneering & creative boutique agency
Location: London
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 plus (depending on experience; open to negotiations)

Are you a Qualitative Research Manager or Associate Director fascinated by kids / families /strategic thinking / trend spotting & cool hunting?

Do you fancy working for a small specialist who's got a unique partnership with one of the most innovative, multi-award winning experts in brands & culture?

Are you excited about sharing ideas, exchanging brain waves and making each other cups of teas?

If you answered "yes" to the above, you are half a way there. This role & the company could be an ideal match.

You will be at the forefront of intelligent next generation kids' intelligence and will be involved in working on projects of all sizes with cutting edge methodologies.

Ideal Candidate:

*Kids/Youth Commercial Research / Insight Specialist - you must have a genuine passion for this sector & commercial research experience gained ideally within a research agency
*You are already working as a Research Manager and ready to step to AD's shoes or are an experienced AD looking for a next move
*You MUST be familiar with QUALITIATIVE research methodologies (both traditional & innovative methods)
*Knowledge of Quant will always be an advantage
*You've ideally worked in a specialist Kids RESEARCH AGENCY or Marketing agency specialising in Youth Research / Insight
*We will also consider qualitative gurus who haven't yet had a chance to work in the next generation kids' research but who are really interested in this sector
*Well-honed qualitative skills are a MUST
*Strategic thinker with commercial focus
*Passionate about Consumer Insight, especially the kids / mums / babies / families/ young teens world
*Skilled in "cool-hunting / trend -scouting" and what it means for clients
*Fantastic presenter
*Interested / Experienced in TV, Music, Technology & FMCG industries.
*Clear, direct & directional in their thinking process and approach to clients
*Sincerely wants to make a difference to a client's business

We are looking for an Inquisitive mind; someone who's got passion for enquiry to all elements of research process. There will be some evening workshops involved (as it always is in the qual world) so please state if you can commit to these on your application.

This is a very considered opportunity where you would make a real difference to the business.

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Kids Researcher who will relish working for a small, close-knight team!

Please send your CV to through for an immediate chat to Joanna Byerley. We are ideally looking for someone who can take a role on perm basis but will also consider freelancers so please get in touch!