…and brave and inquisitive and tenacious and creative and analytical and fun.

You’re looking for a chance to make a difference. To dig deep and find the whole, human truth. To push the boundaries and make your ideas heard. To be part of a team of like minds. Questing, thirsty minds. And to have a fair bit of fun along the way.

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Director – Insight (qual)

Office: We have offices in central London and Newcastle. However, given new remote ways of working, we are open to applicants from across the UK.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Lizzie Gilthorpe
lizzie.gilthorpe@differentology.co.uk

Mark James
mark.james@differentology.co.uk


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ABOUT US

Founded in 2013, Differentology is a strategic research consultancy, headquartered in the UK, with projects spanning the globe.

We work at the intersection of data, human behaviour, technology and creativity, using qual and quant techniques to provide sharp thinking for some of the world’s biggest brands (from HSBC, Vitality, and ASOS to Sky, Disney and ITV).

We merge traditional techniques with cutting edge methodologies, offering bespoke solutions (rather than selling research ‘products’) to help solve our clients’ issues.

As a boutique agency, in 2019 we won the MRS ‘Breakthrough Business of the Year’ accolade, backing up many other award wins across methodological innovation, and excellence in storytelling.

Our current specialisms are in media and finance, but we’re keen to diversify into other sectors (by bringing in the right people with the right level of credibility and experience).

 

THE ROLE IN A NUTSHELL

Business is booming and we’re eager to bring on board an experienced professional to lead our qual team (working alongside our quant specialists, and reporting into the MD).

As the Director, you will be responsible for shaping and delivering our agency qual offer, with an emphasis on projects, people, clients and financial management.

 

WHAT THIS INVOLVES

  • Playing an instrumental role in growing and innovating the business
  • Leading the qual offer and building the team
  • Driving a positive and inclusive culture
  • Recruiting, training and mentoring team members on both the basics, but also on storytelling and innovation
  • Being a skilled practitioner across the design, execution, and delivery of inspiring insight
  • Running workshops and facilitating client conversations to get buy in into research and process
  • Having the ability to lead multiple projects
  • Creating, building and growing commercial client relationships
  • Hitting financial targets, with a growth mindset, and responsibility for new business conversion
  • Developing a trusted advisor position to senior clients
  • Commanding a presence in the room, whilst also ensuring development opportunities for those in the room
  • Creating exceptional outputs showcasing strategic thinking and ideas, with inspirational and actionable debriefs
  • Being a role model for creativity in the team, inspiring others and owning the creative application of approaches, design and outputs
  • Excelling at presenting, pitching and conference platform speaking
  • Positively and proactively representing the company (at conferences, white papers, PR releases etc.)

 

IDEAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Typically, 7+ years’ experience, with a working knowledge of boutique insight agencies
  • A proven track record of delivering winning proposals (including new innovative methodologies where appropriate)
  • A qual practitioner but able to work in mixed method teams
  • Ability to cross sell effectively across all methodologies we offer, bringing in the right expertise as required

 

DIVERSITY

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, across the gender spectrum, abilities and life experiences.

Associate Director – Insight (quant)

Office: We have offices in central London and Newcastle. However, given new remote ways of working, we are open to applicants from across the UK.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Lizzie Gilthorpe
lizzie.gilthorpe@differentology.co.uk

Mark James
mark.james@differentology.co.uk


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ABOUT US

Founded in 2013, Differentology is a strategic research consultancy, headquartered in the UK, with projects spanning the globe.

We work at the intersection of data, human behaviour, technology and creativity, using qual and quant techniques to provide sharp thinking for some of the world’s biggest brands (from HSBC, Vitality, and ASOS to Sky, Disney and ITV).

We merge traditional techniques with cutting edge methodologies, offering bespoke solutions (rather than selling research ‘products’) to help solve our clients’ issues.

As a boutique agency, in 2019 we won the MRS ‘Breakthrough Business of the Year’ accolade, backing up many other award wins across methodological innovation, and excellence in storytelling.

 

THE ROLE IN A NUTSHELL

Business is booming and we’re eager to bring on board an experienced insight professional (with 5+ years’ experience). The role would suit an established AD, or an ambitious SRM who is looking to grow to the next level. It would suit those who have a passion for delivering strategic insight for clients, typically via ad hoc projects across a variety of different business challenges and categories.

 

WHAT THE DAY TO DAY ROLE INVOLVES

  • An emphasis on project and people management – showing leadership within the team and working collaboratively
  • Sharing experiences with, encouraging and developing RM / SRE / Exec talent
  • Being a skilled practitioner across the design, execution, and delivery of inspiring insight
  • Fully managing and running (multiple) ad hoc strategic insight projects of all sizes – end to end with full responsibility
  • Building day to day relationships with existing clients, owning client accounts
  • Actively seeking out work / new business and writing and winning proposals (including large scale/complex projects)
  • Confidently presenting directly to clients including senior stakeholders
  • Delivering exceptional, story-led and commercially orientated outputs, weaving together coherent mixed method projects / debriefs
  • Strategic thinking – full understanding of the client business, understanding commercial objectives and implications
  • Building networks and profile – writing blogs, developing a voice on social media, presenting at conferences
  • Internal improvement – overseeing changes to processes and encouraging positive change
  • Negotiating and setting up white label suppliers of new innovations to evolve our methods and thinking

 

IDEAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Typically, 5+ years’ experience, with a portion of this time spent at boutique or smaller insight agencies
  • Predominantly a quant practitioner but able to work in mixed method teams
  • The ability to adapt and evolve in a growth orientated environment
  • Experience across a range of client types and categories
  • A stickler for detail but can see and appreciate the bigger picture
  • Knowledge and application of advanced analytical approaches (with any ability to run advanced analytics being a bonus)
  • Experience of nurturing and developing talent
  • The ability to lead and grow client relationships, write compelling proposals, and spot opportunities

 

DIVERSITY

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, across the gender spectrum, abilities and life experiences.

Associate Director – Insight (qual)

Office: We have offices in central London and Newcastle. However, given new remote ways of working, we are open to applicants from across the UK.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Lizzie Gilthorpe
lizzie.gilthorpe@differentology.co.uk

Mark James
mark.james@differentology.co.uk


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ABOUT US

Founded in 2013, Differentology is a strategic research consultancy, headquartered in the UK, with projects spanning the globe.

We work at the intersection of data, human behaviour, technology and creativity, using qual and quant techniques to provide sharp thinking for some of the world’s biggest brands (from HSBC, Vitality, and ASOS to Sky, Disney and ITV).

We merge traditional techniques with cutting edge methodologies, offering bespoke solutions (rather than selling research ‘products’) to help solve our clients’ issues.

As a boutique agency, in 2019 we won the MRS ‘Breakthrough Business of the Year’ accolade, backing up many other award wins across methodological innovation, and excellence in storytelling.

 

THE ROLE IN A NUTSHELL

Business is booming and we’re eager to bring on board an experienced insight professional (with 5+ years’ experience). The role would suit an established AD, or an ambitious SRM who is looking to grow to the next level. It would suit those who have a passion for delivering strategic insight for clients, typically via ad hoc projects across a variety of different business challenges and categories.

 

WHAT THE DAY TO DAY ROLE INVOLVES

  • An emphasis on project and people management – showing leadership within the team and working collaboratively
  • Sharing experiences with, encouraging and developing RM / SRE / Exec talent
  • Being a skilled practitioner across the design, execution, and delivery of inspiring insight
  • Fully managing and running (multiple) ad hoc strategic insight projects of all sizes – end to end with full responsibility
  • Building day to day relationships with existing clients, owning client accounts
  • Actively seeking out work / new business and writing and winning proposals (including large scale/complex projects)
  • Confidently presenting directly to clients including senior stakeholders
  • Delivering exceptional, story-led and commercially orientated outputs, weaving together coherent mixed method projects / debriefs
  • Strategic thinking – full understanding of the client business, understanding commercial objectives and implications
  • Building networks and profile – writing blogs, developing a voice on social media, presenting at conferences
  • Internal improvement – overseeing changes to processes and encouraging positive change
  • Negotiating and setting up white label suppliers of new innovations to evolve our methods and thinking

 

IDEAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Typically, 5+ years’ experience, with a portion of this time spent at boutique or smaller insight agencies
  • Predominantly a quant practitioner but able to work in mixed method teams
  • The ability to adapt and evolve in a growth orientated environment
  • Experience across a range of client types and categories
  • A stickler for detail but can see and appreciate the bigger picture
  • Knowledge of trends, semiotics, linguistics or other supplementary analysis methods beneficial
  • Experience of nurturing and developing talent
  • The ability to lead and grow client relationships, write compelling proposals, and spot opportunities
  • Large scale multi market project experience beneficial

 

DIVERSITY

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, across the gender spectrum, abilities and life experiences.

Senior Research Executive

Office: Newcastle or London

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:

Dan Brilot
dan.brilot@differentology.co.uk

Mark James
mark.james@differentology.co.uk


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SKILLS
Differentology are a new breed of research agency with offices in central London and Newcastle. We specialise in cutting edge media research, combining insight, strategy, technology and award winning creativity (focusing on beautiful data visualisations, infographics and video as an insight output). We work with the likes of Sky, Channel 4, The Times, NME, Global Radio, MTV, Disney and Channel 5 on domestic and global ad-hoc insight studies. Business is booming and we’re eager to bring on board an experienced senior quant researcher to join a fast paced, dynamic and growing insight team, based either in London or Newcastle.

You’ll be working with us to:
Set up and manage multiple projects, with complex (and often new) digital methodologies (IRT, facial coding, passive data collection etc.)
Design projects, sample frames and questionnaires
Work collaboratively; brainstorm and analyse with other team members
Write debriefs; avoid reportage style research, instead writing imaginative and insightful debriefs
Handle both supplier and client relationships

We’re looking for:
A can do attitude – a track record of getting involved and getting things done. Someone ambitious who is up for helping to build a business and a brand
A commercial focus on the business relevance of what you do
Confidence and clarity in the way you communicate and express ideas
Curiosity, numeracy, and a strong desire to know and understand more
The ability to relate to others with passion, enthusiasm, fun and humour
Enjoy challenging and problem solving, constantly looking for new and better ways to do things

Skills and Experience
2+ years as a quantitative researcher
Strong analytical skills and a tenacious attention to detail and accuracy
Questionnaire design experience and skills. Any knowledge of advance research design methods (segmentation, conjoint etc.) would be an advantage
Excellent communication and influencing skills
Proven project management and time management skills – highly organised with the ability to work under pressure
A passion for thinking beyond the obvious, both laterally and creatively
Consistently exceeding internal and external expectations
Extracting insights from complex research and identifying implications for brands
Ability to work across teams and geographies
Having worked with new and innovative quant methodologies is a bonus

Research Executive

Office: Newcastle upon Tyne or willing to re-locate to Newcastle upon Tyne post pandemic (remotely until then)

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to:


ask@differentology.co.uk

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About us

At Differentology, we rip up the rule book. We do things, well, differently. We thrive off new ideas, unique experiences and are looking to find someone who can help us to continue to evolve and enrich us.

We focus our work around 4 pillars: research, insight, strategy and storytelling. We have an enviable client list such as ITV Studios, The Guardian, Sky TV and HSBC… to name a few. Our work does not go unnoticed and as a result of our fresh thinking, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, we are the proud winners of 2019 MRS Award, ‘Breakthrough Business of the Year’.

About the job

You will be responsible for the project management and analysis of quantitative research studies, investigating the effectiveness of specific client advertising campaigns. A key part of the job role involves designing surveys, ensuring that returned data is properly processed and analysed, compiling data outputs into reports, and ensuring it all happens on time and on budget.

About you

As a young and energetic team, we are looking for someone who isn’t afraid to challenge us and is willing to take a risk when they see an opportunity. Our ideal candidate will bring a unique, insightful way of thinking to our team so that you can learn from us and that we can learn from you. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, across the gender spectrum, abilities and life experiences.

Aptitudes

  • Teamwork – proactively collaborates with colleagues
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work with numerical data
  • Tenacious attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Can-do attitude
  • Inquisitive mindset, always looking to evolve
  • Experience of SPSS (or similar statistical software) is an advantage but not essential

You’ll get:

  • 25 days annual leave
  • A day off for your birthday
  • Pension contribution

Candidates should email their CV to ask@differentology.co.uk

Can’t see your true calling?

Be bold. Take a chance. We’re always happy to hear from curious, enterprising souls.

ask@differentology.co.uk