• Senior Research & Insight Manager

    UK-Chiswick, London
    Standards Development
    Contract Type
    Perm Full-Time
    From £52,000 per annum (depending on experience)
  • The Opportunity

    This is a multi-faceted role sitting within Knowledge Solutions’ in-house research unit, the newly established Research and Intelligence Hub. The post will lead, and be primarily responsible for conducting, externally funded research projects commissioned by external sponsors. It is anticipated that the majority of research projects will be conducted in support of Innovate UK funded projects and those related to HM Government’s Industrial Strategy. These projects will require in-depth market and needs analysis within areas of emergent technology in order to identify the required standards strategies required to support growth of these areas. The post will also be required to support the impact assessment of these projects over time. In addition the role will deliver in-depth market and industry sector research projects in support of Knowledge Solutions’ strategic development.

    The role will provide an interesting and varied workload including conducting research and analysis across a range of areas of emergent technology and innovation.

    About BSI

    Do you believe the world deserves excellence?


    BSI (British Standards Institution) is the business standards company that equips businesses with the necessary solutions to turn standards of best practice into habits of excellence. Renowned for its marks of excellence including the consumer recognized BSI Kitemark, BSI’s influence spans multiple sectors including Aerospace, Automotive, Built Environment, Food, Healthcare and ICT. With over 81,000 clients in 180 countries, BSI is an organization whose standards inspire excellence across the globe.


    At BSI, we recognise that organisational success and the delivery of our strategic vision is achieved through our people. We’re looking for an experienced Senior Research and Insight Manager to join our Research team in Chiswick, West London.


    What we offer:


    This role offers a highly competitive starting salary. We are offering 27 days annual leave with the opportunity to increase this to 30 days, company-paid private medical insurance, an excellent company-contributed pension scheme, and a wide range of flexible benefits that you can tailor to suit your life-style.


    We carefully consider agile ways of working that allow for the best impact for our employees and clients. If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss further.

    About You

    • Demonstrable experience of writing high-quality (to publication standard) reports and developing resonant strategic and operational recommendations based on research and market/sector evidence.
    • Experience and expertise within emerging digital technology(ies) and, or areas of economic or social innovation.
    • Ability to design and execute multiple research projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent project management skills.
    • Good working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software.
    • A “can do”, problem-solving approach.
    • Excellent communications skills: written, informally and in formal presentations.
    • Outstanding leadership, persuasion, and influencing skills.
    • Ability to lead and motivate a cross-functional team.
    • Ability to think creatively, coupled with a realistic and pragmatic approach to turning research objectives into tangible deliverables.
    • Experience of working across a matrix environment
    • The desire and ability to quickly learn about emerging issues and a genuine interest in standardisation, compliance and its future development.


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