Research Executive, Quantitative

Do you want to work at the best place to work?
The Nursery is just what you are looking for having recently been voted the best place to work at the MRS awards 2022.

Do you have a natural curiosity about people and love brands and advertising?
That’s what we do! Come and combine those passions in a career.

We are looking for a Research Executive to join our close knit, friendly, quantitative team, working together to achieve great results for a large variety of leading brands.

Ideally you should have market research agency experience (a placement, internship or permanent role), but relevant study in a subject like marketing, statistics or quantitative methods would be considered.

You will be self-motivated, take responsibility and have a real interest and passion for people, brands and advertising. Good communication skills are a must.

You will be assisting on both tracking and ad hoc projects across a range of sectors with a wide range of brands – everything from holidays to finance to tea. You will need to be able to work flexibly to tight deadlines when required.


You will be contributing to projects from commission to completion and assisting in the design and implementation of a variety of quantitative research projects under the direction of senior staff. A team player who will be developing core research skills while delivering an excellent product that answers the client brief, while reflecting company values.


Focuses on developing core skills and gaining a good understanding of project requirements

Works collaboratively on all aspects of a project as directed including elements of costing, design, data processing, managing suppliers and ensuring good quality control

Is able to organise themselves to deliver tasks on time and prioritise effectively, showing the right levels of initiative and consultation

Demonstrates a willingness to work co-operatively with others for the overall benefit of the company

Communicates with clients and colleagues in a confident and articulate manner and adds intelligent and useful contributions to debriefs

Technical skills

  • Questionnaire design and survey testing
  • Manages fieldwork suppliers, constructing fieldwork quotas and monitors fieldwork progress
  • Tabulation and analysis of survey data to meet the client brief
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and chart creation
  • Good written skills to contribute to final project reports

What will you get back?

A mentor to help you identify and develop the skills to meet your passions

To work with people who care about you and offer support in terms of a wellness team and fun squad – your work takes a big chunk of your waking hours, shouldn’t it be something you look forward to?

The opportunity to lay out your career path and progress in a company that values you


  • Employee Ownership Bonus (subject to conditions)
  • 25 days holiday + 3 days for Christmas closing + 1 day for Birthday
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Workplace Pension
  • Death in Service (Life Cover)
  • Group Income Protection Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance scheme – Bupa Healthcare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work
  • Annual eye test

The Nursery is an employee-owned business where everyone has a direct interest in the future of the company. We are committed to promoting a fair, equal, and inclusive environment that everyone has the opportunity to learn and strive in. As a certified B Corp, The Nursery is committed to measuring more than just Profit.

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your CV and an email cover letter to