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Reference: 84648

Date Added: 17 June 2022
Closing Date: 1 July 2022

Job Title: Executive (Research)

Working For: Portland Communications

Location: London

Salary: £24,500+

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Portland is a fully integrated communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organisations, governments and individuals in the world with global offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels Washington DC, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi, as well as in London.

We are pioneers in integrated communications campaigns help clients manage their reputation, improve their visibility and media coverage – and deliver global communications campaigns across multiple platforms.


We are looking to hire an Executive to support Portland’s Centre of Excellence, which includes our experts working as part of our offer in the areas of Research, Digital and Creative.

This position is specifically on the Research team, where we conduct primary and secondary research to support the public relations and communications work of Portland. In creating the best strategies for reaching the public or influencing key stakeholders, we use research methods ranging from online surveys to focus groups or online communities (and more) to find out what people think and how best to speak to them.

While previous experience in research is preferable (either through past employment or your studies) we will provide you with a fast-faced environment where you will be supported by a team around you to learn ‘as you go’.


The role is a varied and no day is the same, but some responsibilities include the following:

  • Assisting in drafting questionnaires and discussion guides
  • Using online survey tools to script questionnaires and manage fieldwork in-house
  • Preparing for and conducting qualitative research for a wide range of clients – this includes interviewing a range of stakeholders, creating online communities and moderating focus groups
  • Using online survey tools to script questionnaires and manage fieldwork in-house
  • Analysing quantitative data, identifying key insights and producing data tables for clients
  • Creating infographics, supporting in writing large-scale reports and drafting other engaging outputs for clients
  • Supporting in presenting findings to a wide range of clients
  • Supporting in identifying the most important insights and turning these into effective communications strategies for a wide range of clients
  • Assisting in writing proposals and pitches for new business

Closing Date: 1 July 2022

Interview/Start Dates

We will be looking to interview candidates for 1st interview W/C 27th June & 4th July

Application Details


Website: https://portland-communications.com/

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