Research Executives (Maternity Cover or Permanent): (£22k-£30k)

In modern consultancy the work is fast-paced, demanding, and highly satisfying. It’s incredibly varied. Our Research Executives interview senior business people, draft sections of nationally-important reports, develop analyses, help run focus groups, and much more.

One of our existing Research Executives is now on maternity leave and we are looking to recruit either cover for a year or another person to the permanent staff. We’re not looking for specific backgrounds for these entry-level roles, we’re seeking a mix of brains and people skills. Degree specialisms are not important but having at least an excellent degree is a must and advanced degrees are desirable.

We are looking for multi-taskers, with excellent writing and good number skills (stats experience desirable). Training is on the job under the tutelage of experienced senior researchers. Established staff work towards Market Research Society qualifications.

There is no prescribed career ladder or timescale. Through mentoring and regular appraisals we work with you to develop new skills, enhance strengths, and resolve or mitigate weaknesses. Your consultancy career is not set in stone – you build it yourself.

These posts are based in Harrogate.

Applications: CV and covering letter with an indication of salary please to

Please make it clear whether you are applying for a permanent role or for the one-year maternity cover position.

The Company

Twenty-seven years young, well-respected for high quality work, with an experienced and highly capable team, Pye Tait Consulting has a long-established policy of recruiting only the best.

Our clients come from the very top drawer and we work hard to keep their trust and respect. Some of our reports are passed directly to Government Ministers and top decision-makers, many are published, and most set the agenda for whole economic sectors for years to come (see our website for examples).

Clients include top Government Departments like BEIS, DCMS and DfE, the Scottish and Welsh Governments, high profile agencies, and a host of blue-chip companies and organisations across almost every UK economic sector.

Our close-knit, supportive team takes immense pride in the work we do.

The Work

Our work is extremely varied and much of it of national importance.

Our seniors lead studies but everyone has a vital role to play in their successful completion. We work right across the UK, and sometimes further afield, attending project meetings, delivering pitches, designing studies for proposals, leading focus groups and workshops, drafting questionnaires, carrying out high quality surveys, crafting the very best reports, and much more.

And our specialist skills in education, skills and business are deployed in virtually every sector of the UK economy from aerospace to health, from the education sector itself to construction, and from engineering to food.