About Ecorys

We are an international provider of evaluation, research, consulting, programme management and communications services. We work closely with governments and policymakers, the European Commission, NGOs and charities across the UK, Europe and internationally.  Our mission is to do work that makes a difference.  We help our clients make decisions, build capacity to implement and communicate change, and deliver bespoke services. Our teams of researchers, policy experts, programme managers and communications specialists help our clients to address today’s most important societal challenges. We’re an employee-owned organisation that gives 1% of our profits to charity each year.  Our working culture promotes personal and career development and you’ll be part of a large international group with offices worldwide. Ecorys operates a flexible working policy.

About the Role & Business Unit

The role of Survey Scripter is based in our survey team within our Policy and Research Business Unit in Ecorys UK. The team of over 70 staff are located across 3 UK offices and Brussels, all of whom work with surveys as one of the major components for data collection for our range of projects delivering a wide range of survey projects to a variety of public and third sector clients.

The Survey Scripter will provide key survey scripting and data collection platform support in the delivery of survey research, evaluation and consultancy projects within the Policy and Research team, which works across the UK, European, and international markets delivering a wide range of survey projects to a variety of public and third sector clients. Our award winning survey team provides innovative technical advice on survey solutions and questionnaire design, the role is an integral part of this team.  This team seeks to provide innovative solutions to data collection challenges and your technical guidance in support of this is primary to the role.

Survey testing and quality assurance is an essential part of the role and you will part of a team ensuring that our scripting produces the best quality survey research possible. As part of the policy and research team at Ecorys UK you will have the opportunity to liaise with survey project managers, policy and research consultants and analysts internally, and our suppliers externally, helping to further improve survey design and management procedures and practices.  

This role is to be based full time in our London office.

Role Responsibilities & requirements

You will need experience in survey programming in ‘Confirmit’, scripting quantitative UK, EU and International surveys across CAWI (web), CATI, CAPI and postal methodologies,  you need to be proficient in the design of surveys, filters, quotas and the exporting of data as this is essential for the role.

You must be able to understand survey logic, identify logic errors, and make logic recommendations and communicate these to survey project managers and our stakeholders. You will need the relevant experience working within a market research or social research environment and a good working knowledge of survey research methodologies

It is essential you have excellent attention to detail and a high degree of numeracy to deliver quality survey scripts on time i.e. setting up samples, survey invites and quotas correctly. You will also need to process, clean and validate data generated through surveys and confirm the accuracy of data sets into Excel and SPSS.

Ideally, you should have a degree or equivalent, experience in survey scripting in Confirmit, along with experience of scripting CAWI and CATI surveys and solid project management skills in consultancy or research environment. You must be able to demonstrate excellent prioritisation and organisational skills in a demanding environment.

Intermediate level skills with Excel and SPSS skills are required and a working knowledge of xml, html and javascript with the ability to grow your skills in these areas is required for the role.

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