A rare opportunity has arisen for a Research Executive to join our growing research team in London. LaingBuisson is the foremost name in health and social care business intelligence and we have established our reputation for insightful, objective and independent advice over 30 years. We are widely viewed as the go-to provider of market intelligence on health and social care not only by providers working in the sector, but also by advisors and suppliers. Our reports, consultancy work and data are all highly-respected in the sector and play a key role in shaping business decisions and in influencing government policy.
You will be joining LaingBuisson as we embark on a strategic shift in the way we do research: as the world becomes more digital, so clients are looking for data in real time and that is changing how we work in exciting ways. This is a chance to be involved in truly cutting-edge projects from their initiation to delivery.
This may be your first role in commercial research – you may be a new graduate, or you may be a career-changer or someone who already has a little research experience in a commercial setting. You must have a relevant degree, such as economics or social policy and an understanding of the UK’s healthcare system. English must be your first language (or you must be able to demonstrate you have attained the equivalent standard) so that you can contribute to the editing and proof-reading of our reports.
- To prepare market reports for annual update by identifying which parts will be updated directly based on LaingBuisson data and surveys and which require analysis and opinion from the lead author.
- To research, validate and prepare data for the updating of our market reports and in support of consultancy projects.
- To advise on and design surveys and work with our Data team to ensure the surveys are managed.
- To co-ordinate the process of updating reports, including liaising with authors, proof-readers, typesetters and other colleagues vital to the production process to ensure the timely delivery of the reports.
- To play a role in editing the text of the reports.
- To undertake other duties as necessary commensurate to a role of this nature and level.
- Education – you will be educated to at least bachelor’s degree (minimum 2:1) level in a relevant subject, such as economics or social policy.
- Knowledge – you will already be familiar with the healthcare system in the UK.
- Good level of numeracy – you will understand statistical data and be able to derive meaning from it.
- Literacy – you will have a high standard of English, be able to write well in your own right and contribute to proof-reading and editing of reports. English will be your first language (or you must have attained the same standard as a native speaker).
- Excel – you will have a good working knowledge of Excel already and be prepared to undertake further training as required to enable you to do your job.
- Organised – you will be organised and give those you are working with, both inside and outside the organisation, the confidence that you will deliver work to agreed time scales.
- Team player – you will need to collaborate with others to complete projects.
- Good work ethic – you will have the self-motivation to ensure you deliver high quality work to deadline and you will be able to act on your own initiative.
- Disciplined – you will have the ability to work to deadlines and under pressure and willingness to ‘do what needs doing’ when timescales are tight.
- Inquisitive and hungry for more knowledge – you are the kind of person who is not satisfied until you have found the right answer.
Starting salary £27,0000-£30,000 (depending on experience) and a benefits package including life cover, critical illness cover, season ticket loan, tech scheme and cycle to work scheme is offered