Project Manager - QUAL


22nd May 2024



We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Project Manager, working across a wide range of qual projects and client sectors. You will support the Qualitative research team by ensuring the smooth running and delivery of projects to a high standard, effectively and on time.

You will implement a broad range of activities to support the set-up and management of market research projects, delivering a range of services, including the coordination of fieldwork operations, managing suppliers and partner agencies, leading on the administration of recruitment activities, as well as a range of other tasks including keeping our clients up to date on recruitment.

Ideally you will be an established Project Manager, with a solid understanding of and experience of supporting online Qual Projects.

If you have a hunger to better understand people and a desire to help brands help us all, get in touch.

We offer Hybrid working, which for us is a blend of working remotely and in either our London or Winchester office. It’s all about choosing the best place to be for you, your team, and the business on any given working day.

In this role you will get to:

  • Coordinate qualitative fieldwork operations across methodologies including focus groups, ethnographic studies, online communities, and workshops.
  • Work closely with the project team to ensure recruitment, scheduling and updates are coordinated and executed on time and to specification.
  • Lead on the recruitment spec development, recruitment process, scheduling, and managing of respondents, throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Manage invoicing, filing, incentive payments and stimulus preparation.
  • Help to set up complex qualitative and mixed-method projects from a logistical rather than research perspective.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers as well as partner agencies in the delivery of a project, as well as managing supplier lists.
  • Overseeing 3rd party suppliers such as venues, freelancers etc
  • Effective budget and resource management, costing of projects, including liaising with external suppliers and qual team members to get accurate costs.


Who will you be?

  • Ideally you will have proven experience in a similar Project Management role, within a Market Research agency environment.
  • You’ll have an understanding and experience of supporting online Qual projects with knowledge of online platforms.
  • Excellent organisation skills, and a methodical approach; with the ability to juggle and tackle multiple tasks simultaneously, effectively prioritising and organising your workload to align with objectives and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to express ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Good listening and questioning skills
  • Be a self-starter showing initiative, flexibility and commitment to a strong team ethos.
  • Able to plan and assess risks to successfully manage problems that arise and minimise their impact on project delivery.


What’s in it for you?

Our people are key to our success. Human understanding is what we do, both in terms of understanding people but also understanding our people. Whether this is investing in training and development, improving staff benefits or funding a really great day out, people are the heart and soul of everything we do.

You’ll enjoy:

  • Flexible hybrid working
  • 25 Days’ Holiday pa
  • Flexible Bank Holidays + 3 day Christmas closure.
  • Additional Holiday purchase scheme.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Healthcare Cashback Plan (Incl. Employee Assistance Programme).
  • Travel loan and Cycle to work and work abroad schemes.

Need a flavour of what to expect as part of our team, visit out Instagram channel @WalnutUnlimited to see what we’re up to…

Why join Walnut Unlimited?

As a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for, we help brands connect with people, by understanding people. We believe that interpreting human behaviour is as much an art as it is a science. Walnut uses market research techniques to understand what we think, how we feel and, most importantly, why.

Blending neuroscience, behavioural science and data science, we uncover the truth behind our human experiences.

We value:

  • Respect – Respect for self, for each other and the work that we do.
  • Spark – Demonstrate spark-y, charismatic, positive & energetic behaviour.
  • Courage – Brave and bold. Prepared to stretch self and boundaries.
  • Collaboration – Partnership with colleagues, suppliers and clients to achieve the best outcome.
  • Evolution – Evolve with the times, market trends, staff, clients and consumers.


We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. All candidates will be considered equally, however, unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship.

As an equal opportunities workplace, we have a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, socio-economic status, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, neuro divergence, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. Whether you’re just getting your foot in the door, or you are an experienced employee whose life circumstances are shifting, we are committed to creating a workplace that reflects the world we want to live in and are therefore flexible to accommodate each individual’s needs as best as we can.


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