Job Type:

Full-time permanent (Open to 3-6 months’ internships)

Start date:

Salary:

22-23K pa

Location:

London, hybrid working between our offices in London Bridge (SE1) and home

Research Executive

Kids Industries was the very first agency to specialise in the family market and is recognised as the leading global Research, Strategy and Creative Agency in the sector. Our continued growth has meant that we’re looking for two Senior Researchers to grow with us.   We are building a reality where children and families connect with our clients through the equal exchange of real value. This means putting the family first in everything we do. We consistently deliver the Strategic and Creative expertise that makes fulfilling life experiences for children and families right around the world.

We’re a dedicated team of researchers, marketers, designers, developers, strategists, educators and psychologists all pulling together to make new things for the family every single day.

We work globally with current projects live in 12 countries. Our clients come from all sectors - FMCG, Entertainment, Edtech, Non-Profit, Travel & Leisure, Gaming and Toys and there’s probably not a children’s character you can think of that we’ve not played a part in.

We’ve built global websites, no1. apps, award-winning hotels for the family, developed new TV stations, created new cereals, designed the interior of cruise ships, planned theme parks, launched new products and researched just about everything under the sun.

We want to create award-winning work and deliver uniquely insightful research, but we also want to make sure everyone has a nice time whilst we do it, so you’ll find us working just as hard on our culture and our values, as we do on our projects.

As a member of the Insight & Strategy team, you will help develop the insight-led recommendations for world-class businesses that seek to engage children and families, whilst at the same time growing your interviewing and quantitative skills, your ability to analyse trends and themes and your knowledge of different industries and markets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Literature reviews and trend analyses
    You’ll be reviewing the latest trends in children and family lifestyle, as well as academic research and market reports - all in search for existing behaviour patterns, or the questions we need to explore further.

  • Assist in managing and delivering research projects
    From reviewing the available methodologies to support a recommendation, to creating a screener for research participants, to taking notes during an ethnography - the core of your role is to get to know all the stages of the research process.

  • Support in survey writing and data analysis
    Learning how to ask the right questions in the right way, how to design surveys for children and young people, and how to arrive at actionable insight using data and statistics.

  • Create research stimulus or exercises
    Both quantitative and qualitative research will often include stimulus or specific exercises that the respondents do in order to support the discussion and exploration. These could be games, mood boards, imaginary store fronts - you’d work with senior researchers on the team to decide what exercises suit the project the best, and then work on creating them.

Story-telling, presenting and learning to connect the dots
Whether the data we work with is quantitative or qualitative, the way in which we report is always focused on audience needs and a strong understanding of our clients’ business. You will support the process of creating presentations as you learn how to visualise data, craft stories and create frameworks to support decision making.

Important skills and abilities:

  • Education and experience: a graduate with at least a 2:1 degree in social sciences or business 
  • You don’t need to have all the answers - but you should certainly have a huge curiosity, and the ability to ask the right questions 
  • Commitment to delivering top quality work 
  • Being able to present your point of view or research findings clearly and confidently, both in writing and in conversation 
  • Foundational research literacy - understanding of the core quantitative and qualitative methodologies and, ideally, some experience in applying both 
  • A thirst for learning about and supporting our clients in delivering value to children’s lifestyles - from the technology they use, the food they consume, the games they play … 
  • Calm under pressure - agencies can be busy, but are also hugely collaborative, exciting environments. We’re looking for someone who can thrive in this space, meaning you know how to manage your time, prioritise tasks, collaborate with your team and excel at the job

Benefits of the role:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical Insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • 28 days holidays and office closed over Christmas and New Year period 
  • Duvet days
  • Early Finish Fridays
  • Structured training opportunities and development plans
  • Subsidised food and drink, free lunch Fridays, office beer fridge, office socials
  • Commitment to a healthy work-life balance
  • Amazing opportunities for career progression 
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Close-knit team - that takes pride in supporting each other and creating beautiful work through collaboration.
  • The work - working with children and family audiences inspires a lot of innovation and is inherently playful. Our clients deliver strong business results, but will also not shy away from having happiness, magic, or justice as part of their mission statement.

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