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Research Consultant

Website The Social Research Centre

  • Design and deliver research that matters
  • Work alongside industry experts in social research and methodology
  • Become part of a growing, dedicated and motivated organisation

We are seeking an exceptional Research Consultant to join our Quantitative Research team. Research Consultants work closely with our leaders and are responsible for the day-to-day management of research projects. Their role has a focus on high quality project management and execution, client management, taking a key role in the planning, development and monitoring of data collection and client deliverables.

This is a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and contribute to research that has a real impact on policy, strategy and practice.

We offer a flexible, inclusive, collaborative and supportive team culture, as well as ongoing professional development. This is a permanent, full-time position and will be based at our Melbourne CBD office with hybrid work arrangements available (working some days in the office and some from home). A suitable home workspace and reliable internet connection are required to work from home.

Applications from people based beyond Melbourne are welcome as, for the right candidate, a remote-based work arrangement with occasional travel to our Melbourne office will also be considered.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum 4 – 5 years’ experience in the social or market research industry working directly with clients to deliver their projects
  • Experience in managing complex telephone, online and/or mixed-mode surveys to a high standard
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in a client facing environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Good analysis and reporting writing skills
  • Strong foundations in core quantitative research skills
  • Experience in using SPSS (or similar programs), Microsoft Office and other packages relevant to research projects

To be successful in this role you will also have:

  • Strong team player skills.
  • Strong skills in self-editing and attention to detail
  • Ability to pick up concepts quickly and apply them to new scenarios
  • A client service mindset
  • A genuine interest in further developing a career in social policy research

To apply for this position:

Please submit your resume and detailed cover letter addressing the key selection criteria to Applications will be accepted until 24 March 2022.

Please note that applications that do not address the role’s key selection criteria will not be considered. You must have full working rights in Australia to be eligible to apply.

For more information or for a copy of the position description, please contact our People and Culture team at

The Social Research Centre values diversity and believes that an inclusive and fair work environment has a positive impact on the wellbeing of employees, job satisfaction and productivity. We encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, sexual orientation or gender identity; and people with disability to apply.

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The Research Society is the peak body for research, insights and analytics professionals in Australia. It has a diverse membership of individuals at all levels of experience and seniority within agencies, consultancies, client-side organisations, the non-profit and government sectors, support services as well as institutions and the academic community. As well as over 2,000 individual members, the Research Society has 125+ company and client partners, with the number continuing to grow. The Research Society research professionals and company partners commit to and are regulated by the Research Society Code of Professional Behaviour.