Job Overview

We are seeking a high calibre candidate to join our business as a Qualitative Researcher. The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to develop their skills as a research professional and work on a wide variety of projects.

You will be working with a small experienced team who are well known throughout the industry. This is a new role supporting our qualitative projects and the successful candidate will be working on high profile, strategic research projects alongside the senior team from day one.

Person Specification

The candidate should have 5 years’ experience working as a qualitative researcher and skills in a variety of qualitative research techniques – depth interviews, focus groups, mini-ethnographies, quali-hall and others. We are seeking a candidate who can hit the ground running and develop research materials (including recruitment specifications, stimulus, discussion guides and debrief documents), moderate qualitative research sessions, analyse qualitative data and respond to qualitative research briefs to win new business.

We are a small organisation and the successful candidate will be expected to work across all areas of the business with determination and enthusiasm. The candidate will also have the chance to contribute to the wider work of the business and use qualitative insights to understand how social or consumer trends are changing.

Additional skills and interests should be highlighted by the candidate for evaluation. Examples might include languages, graphic or web design, blogging, wider social media engagement and the use of Google Analytics or social listening programmes.

Company Profile

Trajectory are an insight and foresight consultancy established in 2008. We use a range of research techniques to analyse social and consumer trends to help our clients (which including organisations in the private, public and third sector) understand how the world is changing.

Our board of directors have a track record of providing strategic advice to major blue-chip clients stretching back more than 30 years. Over the last decade our client credentials have been excellent and we work with organisations in several different countries looking at consumer trends across the globe as well as at home in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

Proposal writing and responding to qualitative research briefs
Qualitative research project management, including development of research materials, research moderation and analysis
Developing and delivering debriefs to clients
Ad hoc contribution to wider projects and our trends subscription service, Signal.

Essential Skills / Experience

  • 5 years’ experience as a qualitative researcher, including demonstrable experience in qualitative responsibilities outlined above
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong project management and organisational skills (working to deadlines will be crucial to this role).
  • Excellent and fluent written and spoken English (candidates invited in for interview will be assessed).
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a busy environment and the ability to take on a wide range of general business tasks.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently as required.
  • MS Office Literate.

Job Specifics

Salary: £35k p.a. (subject to skills and experience)

Contract type: Full Time, 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Reports to: Managing Director

Location: Trajectory, Seventh Floor, 22 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PD, (Southwark)

Benefits: Season Ticket Loan and 25 days paid holiday per annum

Hours: Full time, 9.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. (With a degree of flexibility for out of hours qualitative research).
Who to contact: Please email Tom Johnson ( with a CV and covering letter.