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Senior Research Project Manager

As our Senior Research Project Manager, your role will be to plan, manage and execute projects (some of which will be pure research projects) with skill, enthusiasm and originality. You will work closely with the team and clients, and be responsible for ensuring processes are followed in all your projects. You will also manage a small Insights Team of researchers.

We’re looking for someone with experience in conducting research projects and excellent project management skills (you need to know your Gantt charts and spreadsheets). You will thrive in a fast-paced, youthful environment, be a self-starter, have a high standard of yourself and others and be able to get a bit thrifty when needed.

DETAILS

Benefits

  • Salary – £30,000+ per annum, depending on experience.
  • Flexible & Hybrid working model
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and taking accountability for a wide range of projects across the business, including external and internal campaigns, research projects, digital & social content projects, focus groups, co-design, consultancy and experiential projects.
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress and performance of projects, including managing project checklists, budgets, timelines and risks, as well as providing regular feedback and status updates internally and to clients.
  • Supporting and attending new business pitches, presentations and contributing to written pitches & negotiations when required to do so.
  • Supporting with and managing client relationships to ensure work that is being delivered is what is needed and wanted by the client – acting as an ongoing point of contact for clients and communicating relevant information back to those delivering the work.
  • Taking responsibility for company wide processes around research methodologies (eg. what approach we take on a per project basis).
  • Being an internal point of contact for the Delivery Team around consents processes, safeguarding and data protection practices.
  • Direct Line Management of the Insights Team.

(Experience of working in a creative, marketing or digital agency, knowledge of safeguarding, knowledge of consents and data protection processes, digital knowledge and expertise, and experience working with young people would be a real advantage)

About the Candidate

We’re not just committed to being an equal opportunity employer, we actively celebrate diversity and respect intersectionality. We strive for inclusion.

We warmly welcome and want applicants from people who are from marginalised or minoritised communities.

If you’re excited but feeling unsure. If you are cautious about putting yourself out there (we’ve been there…) drop us a message to find out more or to talk things through.

First and foremost, we are seeking a person who embodies our core values; brave, real and useful. The ideal candidate is highly productive, passionate and empowered, with a growth mindset. You are a reliable individual with excellent communication skills, who never stops being curious. You know how to ask the right questions.

You are mission minded and commercially driven. You believe in our vision and want to help us get there, whilst leaving the world in a better place. You have experience working within a creative agency or similar fast-paced environment. You know what will appeal to a business audience but also can inject personality into the work you do. You know, or want to know, about popular youth culture.

You’re someone who pays attention to the small things. You’re able to take, and give direction.

Skills & Experience Required

  • Experience of managing and delivering large-scale research, insight and engagement projects across areas such as marketing, social media, in person events brand activations & strategy.
  • Ability to run and report on multiple projects, tracking progress against timelines, budget and milestones.
  • Track record of successful project management and developing relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong commercial focus gained in a client/customer-focused environment.
  • Process-driven and results-oriented.
  • Proven ability to manage others and lead teams.
  • Facilitation skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and presentation skills.
  • Audience development and marketing.
  • Experience of running and developing projects, programmes and events.
  • An understanding of budgets and keeping financial records.
  • The highest level of written and verbal communication.
  • Extremely well organised and able to work efficiently.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Able to set realistic but ambitious goals and reach them to the deadline.
  • Motivated and resilient – able to deal with bounce backs and maintain a solution focussed approach.
  • Fantastic communication skills across the board – to clients, to the team and to the public.

How to Apply

The deadline to apply is 07/12/2022. Please email your CV and a brief covering letter or video to info@beatfreeks.com, explaining your experience and how you meet the criteria we are looking for. Let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on week commencing 12/12/2022. Successful applicants may be invited to a second interview.

Interviews will be held on Zoom with our Managing Director. There is a possibility that the second interview could be face to face. We will send out interview questions in advance so you can prepare. We don’t want to trip you up, we want to see if you’re truly a good fit for us.

The role is due to commence ASAP after the offer has been made, but we can be flexible with the start date depending on prior commitments. Please note, offers of employment will be dependent on proof of the right to work in the UK and completion of a DBS check.

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