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New opportunity at The Social Deck – Research Consultant (full-time, ongoing)


The Social Deck has a new full-time Research Consultant role with opportunities to work on interesting and diverse projects focused on social research and behaviour change. We're looking for someone with qualifications and  experience in quant and qualitative research, with a focus on behavioural sciences and/or social impact or related areas.

We're experiencing growth in this area so this is an opportunity for you to help grow and shape strategies for specific projects, working with a collaborative and experienced team. We only work on projects that aim to achieve positive outcomes for society or the environment, and we have fun doing it!

Location is flexible: you can work remotely from anywhere in Australia or from our beautiful offices on the Sunshine Coast (Noosa).

Why work at The Social Deck?

  • We are a purpose driven organisation, we value integrity and make decisions based on alignment with our values. We aim to work on projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • We are socially responsible, community minded and ethical. We are proud to be a certified B-Corp, and we reinvest profits back into projects, resources and services that have a positive impact on society and the environment.
  • We prioritise relationships, value and quality. We work collaboratively across our projects and bring our team together in Noosa at least bi-annually to share, problem solve and plan together.
  • We are committed to sharing our skills and knowledge with each other to grow and adapt.
  • We are compassionate, kind and supportive of each other. And we know how to have fun.

About the role

We are looking for a full-time Research Consultant to work on a range of client projects, across health, disability, environment, and government sectors. You will be working alongside our team of experienced professionals to contribute to end-to-end research (design, collation, analysis and report writing).

You will be responsible for key research activities to ensure we effectively deliver our projects, including:

  • Designing research tools and instruments including online surveys, questionnaires and discussion guides.
  • Programming online surveys accurately and efficiently.
  • Coordinating participant recruitment, including liaising with recruiters and panel services to gain appropriate representation and participation in research activities.
  • Coding and analysing qualitative and quantitative data to identify themes and insights.
  • Writing clear and concise reports to provide recommendations and research outcomes.

Desired skills and experience

  • Minimum 2 - 5 years' experience in a market or psychology research role, either in-house or within an agency environment
  • A Masters qualification in Market Research and/or Psychology.
  • Ability to think analytically, analyse and simplify data, and provide actionable insights and meaningful recommendations 
  • Research methodology skills (qualitative and/or quantitative)
  • Hands-on research design, data collection and analysis skills
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills as well as good relationship building skills 
  • High attention to detail
  • Exceptional skills in creating high quality research reports and presentations
  • Experience with research platforms such as Qualtrics, SPSS, MAXQDA
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office suite particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The Social Deck is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds, including people with disability, First Nations peoples and people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

If you have any questions or need assistance in the application process, please also email us. You can find out more about The Social Deck and the types of projects we work on at our website: https://www.thesocialdeck.com.au

The salary is expected to be $80,000 - $90,000, but can be negotiated based on skills and experience.

How to apply?

We respect your confidentiality and value your privacy. If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter responding to the four questions below).

Please submit a response to the following questions (up to 2 pages in total):

  1. What is one thing that excites you about this role?
  2. Most researchers have particular areas of strength and/or preferred research tasks. What are your areas of strength in conducting research projects?
  3. What further skills would you like to develop in this role?
  4. What experiences have you had working on behaviour change projects that would be relevant to this role.

This role is open to candidates with appropriate Australian work permits and visas.

Martinique Diss, Lead – People and Projects, martinique@thesocialdeck.com

What happens next?

If you sounds like a good fit for the role, we will contact you to an arrange an initial online interview. We will explain the next steps from there.


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