Design Researcher / Senior Design Researcher (part time)


Remote / The Quadrant Business Centre, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2NH


£28,000 to £45,000 pro-rata, depending on experience.

Working Hours:

20 to 32 hours a week (50%-80% FTE)

Who we are:

Nightingale started as user research consultancy Fowlam in 2016, run by Frances and Michael Brown. Since then we’ve worked with a very wide range of clients, including LEGO, Commify, Health Education England, UK Visas and Immigration, Balliol College Oxford and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, carrying out qualitative and quantitative research into the needs and requirements of users. Earlier this year we rebranded to become Nightingale Design Research, reflecting the wider range of services we offer to clients, including market research, and research into the client’s own team and business models. Due to continued success and growth we now need a fourth person who will join Frances, Michael and our project co ordinator Jo to deliver rigorous, practical research to a varied group of clients.

Job description:

We are looking for a skilled researcher to join our growing consultancy team and help our clients develop better products and services. This role is part time. It is possible to work in our office in Beeston or to work remotely, however, it is required that the successful applicant spends at least one day a month in the office.

The successful applicant will work primarily with Frances and Jo to discuss and understand client requirements, plan, execute and analyse research, manage client relationships and contribute to the overall running of the business via various marketing and administration activities. Our research is carried out with people and requires an understanding of both qualitative and quantitative methods such as focus groups, interviews, surveys and data analytics. As we are a small company, this role will require flexibility and adaptability, while also providing excellent opportunities for gaining experience and developing new skills.

Our office is fully compliant with DDA specifications. Should our chosen applicant have any specific requirements to allow them to take up the role due to disability, or other potential barriers, we will do our best to ensure that we meet those requirements. If you have concerns about any potential difficulties you might have, please get in contact to discuss these concerns with us in confidence.

You should apply if:

You have experience of carrying out research with people, either in an academic or business context and you would like to work with a small but growing company that will provide you with plenty of new challenges and the chance to develop with us.


Apply via email to our CEO, Frances Brown, explaining why you’re interested in the job and detailing why you would be a good fit for our company, along with your CV.

Closing date:

Friday, 18th September 2020