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Senior Research and Insight Partner (Quant)

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Differentology are a new breed of research agency with offices in central London and Newcastle. We specialise in cutting edge media research, combining insight, strategy, technology and award winning creativity (focusing on beautiful data visualisations, infographics and video as an insight output). We work with the likes of Sky, Channel 4, The Times, NME, Global Radio, MTV, Disney and Channel 5 on domestic and global ad-hoc insight studies. Business is booming and we’re eager to bring on board an experienced senior quant researcher to join a fast paced, dynamic and growing insight team, based either in London or Newcastle.

You’ll be working with us to:

  • Set up and manage multiple projects, with complex (and often new) digital methodologies (IRT, facial coding, passive data collection etc.)
  • Design projects, sample frames and questionnaires
  • Work collaboratively; brainstorm and analyse with other team members
  • Write debriefs; avoid reportage style research, instead writing imaginative and insightful debriefs
  • Handle both supplier and client relationships

We’re looking for:

  • A can do attitude – a track record of getting involved and getting things done. Someone ambitious who is up for helping to build a business and a brand
  • A commercial focus on the business relevance of what you do
  • Confidence and clarity in the way you communicate and express ideas
  • Curiosity, numeracy, and a strong desire to know and understand more
  • The ability to relate to others with passion, enthusiasm, fun and humour
  • Enjoy challenging and problem solving, constantly looking for new and better ways to do things

Skills and Experience

  • 2+ years as a quantitative researcher
  • Strong analytical skills and a tenacious attention to detail and accuracy
  • Questionnaire design experience and skills. Any knowledge of advance research design methods (segmentation, conjoint etc.) would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Proven project management and time management skills – highly organised with the ability to work under pressure
  • A passion for thinking beyond the obvious, both laterally and creatively
  • Consistently exceeding internal and external expectations
  • Extracting insights from complex research and identifying implications for brands
  • Ability to work across teams and geographies
  • Having worked with new and innovative quant methodologies is a bonus

location

We have two offices based in Newcastle and Central London. You could be based in either one.

contact

Please send your CV and covering letter to Dan (danb@differentology.co.uk) and Mark (Markj@differentology.co.uk)

Markj@differentology.co.uk

Finance Assistant

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Are you who we’re looking for?

We need a Finance Assistant to join our finance team. (No surprise there.)

You’ll support Alison, our Group Financial Controller, and help run all aspects of finance within our group of agencies.

You should be able to prioritise tasks, cope under pressure, and deal with strict deadlines. You’ll work with the whole agency, as well as clients and suppliers, so you’ll need to be good with people too.

You’ll need to be able to:

  • Invoice clients, record receipts, deal with credit control and follow up with customers outside of agreed terms
  • Process and pay supplier invoices
  • Record VAT receivable and payable, and complete VAT returns
  • Monitor employee timesheet completion and expense claims
  • Assist with month end and year end management accounts

We need someone who:

  • Is motivated, analytical, organised and enthusiastic
  • Has an eye for detail, and knows how to use it
  • Can work within a team
  • Has experience in accounts or an accountancy related degree
  • Ideally has a good working knowledge of Excel

If you’ve used Sage 50 previously, that would be great too.

location

We have two offices based in Newcastle and London. You'll be based in Newcastle.

contact

Send your CV and a covering letter to Alison, our Group Financial Controller.

awilliams@different-uk.com

Brand Ambassador

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Our Brand Ambassador is the person it’d all fall apart without. You’ll have a range of duties and responsibilities that range from herding cats (i.e. organising staff events) to working with our contractors and suppliers.

As the first person our clients, suppliers, and potential employees speak to when they get in touch, you’ll be the face of the company. Not only will we rely on you and your organisational skills every day, we’d love you to be a pretty positive person to have around as well. That’d be good.

Responsibilities

  • Reception duties: Phone calls, greeting visitors, organising mail, general admin and clerical support
  • Office management: Working with contractors & suppliers, health and safety and fire risk assessments, keeping us well stocked with office supplies
  • HR admin duties: Inductions for new staff, recording holiday & sickness, making sure everybody’s up to date with their CPD
  • PA to directors and company: This means you’ll book travel and schedule appointments an meetings
  • Organising staff events (and parties)

We need you to:

  • Be highly organised
  • Be good at planning
  • Have excellent time management skills
  • Be able to prioritise
  • Be reliable and able to use initiative
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills

location

You'll be based in our Newcastle office

contact

If this sounds like the job for you, send your CV and covering letter quoting ref: Brand Ambassador to Alison Williams, Group Financial Controller.

awilliams@different-uk.com