Quantitative Research Director / Associate Director
Damon De Ionno



This is an incredible opportunity to join our industry-leading social research agency – working on ground-breaking research for government, regulators, charities, NGOs and the private sector.

Over the past several years we have built a high-performing quantitative team to complement our qualitative offer and are now seeking an experienced and ambitious quantitative specialist to further drive our growth in this area – taking on several high-profile projects and developing bold new quantitative approaches in line with our commitment to ‘revealing reality’.

You’d be leading a small quantitative team and working closely with qualitative researchers, filmmakers, strategists and designers across the business. You’ll need to have extremely high quality standards, be familiar with a range of quantitative approaches and be open to learning about and developing new ones.

From day one, you’ll be required to:

  • Design and oversee both quantitative and mixed-method (qual/quant) projects – taking ultimate responsibility for the quality of data and analysis
  • Inspire existing and potential clients – helping them navigate the world of market and social research and providing a vision for what great research can achieve
  • Assist with new business development – writing proposals, attending pitches and working with the senior management team to actively develop Revealing Reality’s quant offer in line with our brand values
  • Help to embed quantitative skills and understanding among the rest of the team

At every level of the business we expect people to be willing to learn, engage proactively with those around them to make the most of their knowledge and experience, and not be afraid to scrap and start again when something can be done better – taking on a senior position, we’d expect the right candidate to be role modelling these values and help instil them in the wider team.

As a minimum, we’re looking for someone at Research Manager/Senior Researcher level, with at least 3-4 years’ experience of managing large-scale quant projects from start to finish. Beyond that, however, we are open-minded about applicants’ levels of experience. This is a role that is full of potential, and we’re keener to find someone with the necessary enthusiasm, creativity and imagination than we are wedded to a particular person specification.

Maybe you feel ready to take the next step, or maybe you want to bring many years of leadership and technical experience to an agency who works on some of the most interesting social challenges.

Some of our ongoing projects and work programmes you’d be working on:

Because of the specialist nature of our work and the kind of people who work here, the projects we do mean we punch well above our weight in terms of influence and positive change in the UK – informing government policy, regulation and service development.


The unequal experiences and consequences of nude image-sharing by young people

In a self-funded project, in partnerships with the PSHE Association, we conducted a detailed survey of over 5,000 teenagers in schools in detail about their experiences of nude image-sharing – the largest study of its kind.

This work shed light on how the widespread sharing of nude images among teenagers can lead to troubling experiences and sometimes long-lasting problems for young people, who can lack the confidence, knowledge or language to handle it.

Beyond the attention this work received in mainstream press, this work is informing how schools up and down the country are dealing with this challenge, and changing the public discourse about this behaviour.

With increased interest from various sectors and potentially additional partners, we’re expecting to continue running this work in the future.


Measuring the scale of ‘abuse’ and its effects on journalists and journalism

Earlier this year we ran the first wave of a new programme of work measuring the scale of abuse and harassment reported by UK journalists and the effects it has on their work and personal lives.

The survey, informed by conversations with leading journalists and industry experts, provides the most comprehensive look at the ‘abuse’ reported by journalists to date, and explores in much more detail than previously possible the effect this has on their work, and the support mechanisms they have access to.

The results are feeding directly into government policy in this area – influencing the ongoing work of government, media and news organisations, social media companies and the police. We aim to expand and develop this work over the coming years, with this survey acting as one of the primary vehicles for measuring the effectiveness of policy and practice in this area.


Exploring children’s wellbeing in a digital world

Utilising a comprehensive, unique data set that links together the thoughts and perceptions of parents and children within the same household, we created the first index designed to measure the impact of digital technology on the wellbeing of children.

This is the first index specifically focused on wellbeing outcomes as a result of digital participation and was the culmination of a year-long project. The index provides a benchmark which can now be tracked year on year and compared across different groups of children in the UK.

The insights from the research, and the ability to use the index to track children’s ‘digital wellbeing’ over time, will guide our client’s programme of work over the coming months and years. But most importantly, it provides an important contribution to the efforts to understand, measure and address children’s online experiences – with implications for policy, practice and digital product development as work continues on the Online Safety Bill and Media Literacy Strategy.

Do you want to make a positive difference in the world? Are you looking to work on complex social issues?

How to apply

To apply, please attach your CV and a short covering letter telling us why this role appeals to you.

Competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience, with the opportunity for rapid progression based on performance.

If you want to know more about the role please email joe.cryer@revealingreality.co.uk.

We have not set an application deadline as we will only fill the role when we find the right candidate. We review applications on a rolling basis and will get in touch shortly with next steps. At the time of starting their employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK. Please note, this role is office-based.

Many thanks for your interest.