Research Executive, Quantitative

The Nursery Research and Planning is a highly respected agency specialising in brand strategy, communications, and customer experience. We carry out qualitative and quantitative research, and data analytics, across a huge range of sectors including FMCG, financial, automotive, leisure, social and healthcare. Life’s a little different at The Nursery. We are a community of Partners and being employee-owned means that everyone is a co-owner of the business and invested in our future.

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 be familiar with quantitative methods like questionnaire writing, scripting and analysis packages perhaps via agency experience (a placement, internship or permanent role) or as part of your studies.

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 research across a range of sectors with a wide range of brands – everything from holidays to finance to education. You will need to be able to work flexibly to tight deadlines when required.


From day one you will be contributing to projects from commission to completion and assisting in the design and implementation of a variety of quantitative approaches under the direction of senior staff. A team player who will be developing core research skills while delivering excellent analysis that answers the client brief and reflects our company values: Integrity, Smart thinking and Partnership.


  • 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

Experience of the following would be an advantage, but we will train and develop your ability across the following key areas:

  • Questionnaire design and survey testing
  • Scripting online surveys
  • Managing fieldwork suppliers, constructing fieldwork quotas and monitoring fieldwork progress
  • Creating table specifications and analysis of survey data to meet the client brief
  • Using cross-tabulation tools to make your own tables Proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and chart creation
  • Good written skills to contribute to final project reports

Community to us means that every single person at The Nursery is fundamental to our culture, our thinking and ultimately our success. People are what makes The Nursery. We help our people grow by nurturing talent and embracing our differences. We are committed to promoting a fair, equal, and inclusive environment that everyone has the opportunity to learn and strive in. We currently run a hybrid model of working 2-3 days in the office, depending on your client and team commitments this may be more or less and could be different every week.


· Employee Ownership Bonus (subject to conditions)

· 25 days holiday + 3 days for Christmas closing + 1 day for Birthday

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Free access to on-site state of the art gym and classes

· Workplace Pension

· Death in Service (Life Cover)

· Group Income Protection Scheme

· Best in class Family Policy

· Long service awards

· Private Medical Insurance scheme – Bupa Healthcare

· Travel Insurance

· Cycle to work scheme and secure bike storage facilities

· Annual eye test

The Nursery is BCorp certified, Living Wage Employer, Employee-Owned and hold a Gold certification from Investors in People.

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