Research Manager (part-time 0.6, remote)

Research Manager (part-time 0.6, remote)


£35,000 Pro-rata

Date Ending

November 23, 2022

About the role:

As a Research Manager you would be expected work on a range of projects, providing full-service support to our clients, from initial project setup through to final delivery of project findings. Our projects cover a range of research disciplines, which include:
– Market landscaping research
– Thought leadership
– Impact evaluation
– Brand and communications optimisation
– Customer satisfaction
– New product development


The types of methodologies that you could expect to work on include:
– Online surveys
– Focus-groups
– In-depth interviews
– Diary studies
– Longitudinal online forums


The types of tasks include:
– Liaising with clients and suppliers
– Conducting one-to-one research interviews
– Designing surveys
– Analysing data (quant and qual)
– Managing projects


Who would this role suit?

While there is no single ideal candidate for this role, the following would be highly beneficial:


Personal attributes:
– A keen interest in the education sector (schools, higher education, home learning) is important.
– At present, Green Shoots is single-person operation, and therefore the successful applicant will be employee #2! A willingness to get involved in all aspects of a research project is therefore essential.
– Someone who values flexibility from their work. We are especially keen to hear from anyone who is looking to get back into work following a career break and is seeking ongoing flexibility.
– Confidence to push yourself beyond your comfort zone, whether that be moderating focus groups for the first time or presenting research findings to an audience.


Professional experience:
– Prior experience managing a research project. Projects are expected to be varied, and there are some specific skills that would be beneficial:
moderating focus groups
conducting in-depth research interviews
conducting online surveys
conducting international projects
ability to find a story within a large body of data
– Prior experience liaising with clients
– Familiarity with market research survey software, such as Alchemer, Survey Monkey or Qualtrics


Conditions and pay:

– Salary: £35k Pro-rata (£21k for 0.6 FTE)
– Hours: 22.5 hours per week
– Holiday: 25 days per year (pro-rata) plus shut down between Christmas and new year
– Contract term: Fixed term contract – 12 months with potential to turn this into a permanent position
– Location: Remote with option to work from office in Stamford, Lincs, if preferred. Occasional travel will be required.
– Right to work: Must have legal right to work in the UK.


About Green Shoots market intelligence:

Green Shoots is a start-up market research company with a mission to provide high quality insight and consultancy services to the education sector.
Founded in 2018, Green Shoots has conducted research on behalf of a diverse education client-base, ranging from world renowned higher education institutions to international qualifications providers, and from small scale Edtech start-ups to the established leading educational publishers.


As a member of the Market Research Society and BESA (British Education Suppliers Association), Green Shoots has a reputation for high quality work, whether that be conducting wide-reaching online surveys, in-depth qual research, desk research, training days, or simply consultancy services.


Following sustained year-on-year growth, a Research Manager is needed to successfully deliver projects, to grow the business further, and to achieve our mission of providing high quality insight and consultancy services to our education sector clients.


How to apply:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a short covering letter outlining your experience and motivation for applying for the vacant position, along with a CV to Mike Kelly, at mike.kelly@greenshootsmi.com.

Thank you for your interest in this role, and we look forward to finding out more about you!