ORS employs staff with a wide range of skills and experience with varied backgrounds from across the private and public sectors. Colleagues are normally appointed to permanent rather than fixed-term contracts. ORS is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will always consider job share and flexible working arrangements where appropriate for the role.
ORS is based in a modern office complex in central Swansea. Most colleagues benefit from hybrid working with some days in the office and others working from home. The office dress code is informal, but colleagues dress appropriately for business meetings, and colleagues work flexibly to make sure that we deliver for our clients. We offer a range of benefits which are designed to recruit, motivate and retain colleagues, including:
The wide range of work that we undertake also provides colleagues with excellent opportunities for career development and diversification. There is a generous holiday allowance and a company pension scheme with employer contribution for all eligible colleagues.
Flexible full-time and part-time field-based roles working across England & Wales available with an immediate start
Weekly work assignments paid a £500 fee based on 30 hours in field over four consecutive days
Extra time worked in field is paid £24 per hour; travel from home is paid at National Living Wage
Holiday pay is added to these rates as an allowance paid in the same week or later in the year
Full driving license, access to car or other private transport, and willingness to travel and stay away overnight are all essential
Travel costs will be reimbursed, with accommodation and a meal allowance provided each night
We have excellent flexible opportunities for Field Researchers to work in our Traveller Assessment fieldwork team, with prospects of long-term, continuous work. The role involves travelling to different parts of England and Wales to meet and interview members of the Gypsy and Traveller community, normally working as part of a two-person team.
We are looking for confident people with good communication skills who appreciate cultural sensitivities and can discuss complex issues. They need to be self-motivated, reliable, flexible and able to manage their own time effectively. Experience of market research interviewing or other field-based research would be preferred, but is not essential. Prior experience of engaging with the Gypsy and Traveller community would also be highly advantageous, but again not essential.
Full training will be provided for those individuals who can demonstrate they have the necessary skills, initially accompanying our existing team members in field before being allocated work on their own projects.
Successful candidates should have:
The post-holder will work with the team based in the main office who will allocate work flexibly week-by-week based on current projects. Work is normally offered and booked up to a month in advance.
Weekly work assignments are paid a £500 fixed fee (plus expenses) based on working four consecutive days. Successful candidates must be willing to travel and stay away overnight, with accommodation and a meal allowance provided for each night away.
Each weekly assignment requires 30 hours work in field, plus limited work at home to receive assignments and return completed work. Any extra time worked in field will be paid at £24 per hour, providing that the full assignment meets the expected quality standards and productivity rates.
Travel time from home on the first day and return travel on the last day is additional to the 30 hours work in field, and paid at National Living Wage. Travel costs will be reimbursed, but a full driving license and access to a car or other private transport is essential.
There is a separate holiday pay allowance added to the above rates, which can either be paid in the same week as the work assignment or accrued to be paid later in the holiday year.
Work will normally be subject to a probationary period of up to four weeks, with training provided to help ensure that expected quality standards and productivity rates can routinely be achieved when working independently. During this time, fees will be paid at 70% of the normal rate (£350 per week). IQCS interviewers with at least three years experience would not normally be subject to a probationary period, but references would be required.
For further details about the role, please take a look at the Job Description.
How to apply…
If you are interested in joining the Traveller Assessment fieldwork team, please completed and return an Application Form together with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.
Field-based roles available in all London boroughs
Full-time and part-time roles with an immediate start
Payment for each completed interview, including an allowance for holiday pay
We have excellent long-term opportunities for social survey interviewers working in all London boroughs. We are looking for confident people with good communication skills able to discuss sensitive issues, who are self-motivated, reliable, flexible and can manage their own time effectively. Work is allocated flexibly on either a full-time or part-time basis (at least two days per week) but evening and weekend work is essential.
Previous experience of market research interviewing is essential, and you must be fully IQCS trained and able to provide a reference to confirm this. Successful candidates will also require Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) clearance before work can be allocated.
If you are interested in joining the London fieldwork team, please completed and return an Application Form together with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.
We are always interested to hear from talented individuals and will consider speculative applications particularly from those with experience within the fields of social or market research, including specialist areas such as statistical analysis, consultations, or planning.
We also welcome applications from graduates from across the full range of social studies disciplines, especially those with Masters degrees or other postgraduate qualifications.
If you are interested in joining the ORS team, send a copy of your CV with a covering letter that sets out your relevant experience.