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Insight Executive

The role

Job title: Insight Executive

Job salary: £32,000 per annum

Job location: London, SE1

Deadline: 13th February 2023

Purpose of the job

Insight & Analytics is a central team within Smart Energy GB. Our task is to help ensure Smart Energy GB’s long-term strategy is planned and grounded in the best possible understanding of our target audiences, consumer behaviour and cutting-edge marketing science.

Our work is as diverse as the activity we cover - members of the team have broad exposure to all of Smart Energy GB’s marketing, communications and policy work. We’re an in-house team, so as well as producing work ourselves we work closely and collaborate with a number of external research and analytics agencies, as well as our retained advertising and media agencies.

In this role, you will work closely with Insight Managers to help deliver our consumer insight workstreams. You will be working across the entire project cycle with responsibilities that include briefing new research projects, project managing new and existing studies, and reporting findings of research projects to stakeholders. This will involve working across a range of quantitative and qualitative research projects.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Responsible for day-to-day project management of designated consumer research workstreams to provide support to Insight Managers in the areas of research design, analysis and stakeholder management
  • Responsible for delivery of internally-produced research projects, including questionnaire design, fieldwork management, data structuring and report writing with support from Insight Managers
  • Conduct day to day liaison with research agencies across our wider research programme
  • Work with the rest of the Insight & Analytics team to ensure that all research, insight, and data findings are communicated in a clear, concise, and articulate way
  • Assist Insight Managers with helping our internal teams utilise research findings to shape their own actions in an effective and efficient manner
  • Work with the communications team to support the publishing of research findings to media, and external stakeholder audiences where appropriate
  • Involvement in analysis projects utilising the full range of our commissioned research and third party generated insight to provide strategic insight
  • Undertake reviews of third party generated insight and ensure that relevant findings are incorporated as appropriate, with oversight from Insight Managers
  • Liaise with internal teams to ensure that Insight & Analytics team research plans are set up appropriately and reflect broader organisational aims

Skills, experience and competencies

  • A genuine passion for working in a creative and busy marketing environment with experience of working in a relevant marketing research or insight role. Preferably with some research agency experience
  • Solid experience and knowledge of a range of primary research methodologies (quantitative or qualitative)
  • Experience of project managing a diverse programme of primary research, covering multiple activities and incorporating multiple datastreams
  • Confident in distilling and interpreting research findings from multiple sources into clear and actionable stories for internal teams
  • Strong organisation skills and be able to manage projects in order to meet internal timelines
  • Strong IT skills, including the creation and management of spreadsheets and PowerPoints
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/writing)
  • Understanding and experience of using crosstabulation and ideally other data analysis software (e.g., Q)
  • Experience of advertising, digital and social media research would be preferable
  • Appreciation of the objectives and activities of Smart Energy GB
  • Appreciate the diversity of the people and communities of Great Britain and embrace this diversity in your approach to work

About us

Our Challenge

Welcome to Smart Energy GB. It’s our task to engage everyone in England Scotland and Wales with the national rollout of smart meters - and we are all thrilled to have this once-in-a-career chance to communicate with the whole of our diverse nation.

Every British home and microbusiness has the opportunity to upgrade to new gas and electricity smart meters, which will utterly transform the way we all buy and use energy and pave the way to a smarter, more energy efficient future. It’s one of the biggest technological and infrastructural investments of our time, the smart meter rollout has already converted just over 50 per cent of British households. The goal for this voluntary technological upgrade is to engage every household in Great Britain, and so there is a continuing critical role for Smart Energy GB in the years ahead (government has recently indicated that Smart Energy GB’s campaign should continue until at least 2025, and potentially beyond).

Our campaign is one of the most far-reaching of any campaign in the country. We are talking to consumers from all backgrounds, across the whole of Great Britain. Our legal duties mean that we have a particular need to make sure that consumers who are harder to reach or need greater support are not left behind (already an important part of our responsibilities and likely to be an increasing focus over the period leading to 2025).

It’s an exciting time to join one of the most talented and creative teams in the country. We have an exciting mission, and we pride ourselves on having a fully inclusive working environment.

We love what we do. We are flexible, eager to learn and hugely motivated by this chance to be part of one of the biggest-ever behaviour change campaigns, which brings with it benefits for both individual households and the environment.

We’re looking forward to meeting you, and hope you’ll be as fired up about the challenge ahead as we are.

The Smart Energy GB team

Diversity

Diversity

Smart Energy GB is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We actively encourage applications from currently under-represented groups in the marketing and communications sector. We have identified ethnic minority, disability, gender and lower socio-economic background as the key areas we would like to focus our recruitment efforts in. Therefore, we are keen to hear from female applicants, applicants that belong to the ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities and applicants from a lower socio-economic background.

We collect and analyse equal opportunity information to make our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible. As such, we will require you provide us with information relating to our equality monitoring mission as part of your application.

We’re building a team that is able to understand the needs of and effectively communicate with the whole of our diverse nation. So, if you’re applying for a job with us, we’d like to hear how you can help us do this.

Disability Confident Scheme

We have the Disability Confident Leader status and we are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive and fair as possible for all applicants. Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to help us make the most of the talents of those with disabilities and/or health conditions in the workplace.

All disabled applicants who meet the minimum requirements of the job as set out in the job description and person specification will be guaranteed an interview. If there’s anything we can do to make our interview process or working environment more inclusive and to meet your particular needs please let us know. Our offices have full wheelchair access.

We consider our commitment to the Disability Confident scheme in many aspects of our work life, including our offices. We moved to a new London office in September 2021, and having an accessible layout was a high priority in this search.

All In Champions

We’re committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels like they belong. That’s why we’re proud to be one of the first organisations awarded All In Champion status, as part of the Advertising Association, ISBA and IPA’s initiative. To achieve this, we provided evidence that we have adopted the first six actions from the All In Action Plan – improving the experience and representation of:

  • Black talent
  • Disabled talent
  • Working-class talent
  • Women
  • Asian talent
  • Older talent

You can read more about how to become an All In Champion and what it means here.

Rooney Rule

We are building a team that is able to understand the needs of and effectively communicate with the whole of our diverse nation. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the wider population. This includes the representation of people from ethnic minorities and lower socio-economic backgrounds. We apply the Rooney Rule to achieve this.

Subject to consent, out of the candidates who meet the essential selection criteria for the role and who are from ethnic minority or lower socio-economic backgrounds, at least one will be shortlisted for the next stage in the recruitment process, which is usually an interview.

Benefits

Benefits

Every member of our team goes above and beyond, helps one another out and contributes to the achievement of our ambitious goals. We think it’s only right for us to reward them accordingly:

  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Gym memberships
  • Private medical insurance
  • Annual health check
  • Annual eye test
  • Season ticket loan
  • Five annual volunteer days
  • £1,000 (net) work anniversary gift
  • Option to buy additional annual leave
  • Option to take out a personal loan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • An in-house wellbeing programme, Thrive
  • Free standard breakfast and healthy snacks are provided every day in the office to support a positive working environment

Thrive

We take our role as an employer seriously and work hard to create a great place for people to work. But we also have an opportunity to support our employees outside work. In order to do so, we’ve rolled out Thrive; a programme to help our people live healthier, feel better and deal with life’s curveballs.

Through our employee assistance programme we’re all able to, anonymously and confidentially, access financial, medical and mental health advice if we would ever need it. We’ve even extended this offer to our employees’ immediate families. Throughout the year we also invite various experts, such as mental health and wellbeing coaches to help us live life a little smarter.

Alongside this, we also have the ‘Thrive Room’ in our London office, which is used as a private and comfortable space. It can be used for people to take time out, meditate, pray, or for new mums returning to work who may be breastfeeding and need to express milk.