The company is growing! A warm welcome to all of our new staff

12th October 2021 16:14

Since the start of the year we have welcomed so many new faces to the company, as DJS Research continues to grow across all areas. 

As well as various positions within the research team, we’ve also more recently welcomed a HR Assistant to support HR Manager Lucy Pawson, and given a permanent Junior Research Executive role to a bright young researcher who joined us initially on a work placement.

In addition to staff who will work out of our core offices in Stockport and Leeds (on a hybrid basis) we have added to our remote working network, with new positions for employees across many areas of the UK, including regions of Wales, London, Liverpool, Leicestershire and Cumbria.

It has been really great to hear that many of our most recent job candidates and our new starters have cited our new employee-owned status, as a reason for being attracted to the company.

Welcome back to our boomerangs! 

We believe it speaks volumes that we have seen a number of staff return to us following ventures elsewhere or career breaks to raise a family. Maya Winter, who worked for the company from 2010 to 2015 as a Research Manager, is now back as a Project Assistant on a part-time basis. We also welcome back AlexandreTatry-Gautier who previously had a role supprtoing the company with business development and is now part of team Rushup as Senior Research Executive. 

Speaking about her return to the company, Maya said:

“After a six-year break looking after my young children, it is lovely to be back working at DJS in this support role.  In many respects the company has changed so much, in terms of its growth and operations, however, it still has that familiar friendly and supportive feel to it that it had when it was a much smaller operation.”

.New Starter Who’s Who!

Will Scott: Associate Director

We are delighted to welcome William Scott who joins us as Associate Director. With over a decade of experience within the industry, Will has extensive experience using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies in a range of applications including advertising, communications, pricing, market sizing and new product development. He will be working out of our Strines office in Stockport.

Speaking of his new appointment, Will said:

"As a former client and competitor of DJS Research, I have always admired the way that DJS are equally client and employee centric. Consequently, I jumped at the chance to join the Chrome team in September!"

Becoming employee-owned is a very exciting but somewhat unsurprising move for DJS, and is definitely something that attracted me to the company. It fits perfectly with DJS Research’s ethos of rewarding their employees’ loyalty and hard work as well as allowing them to shape the company’s future."


Amy Greenwood: Research Manager

Amy  joined the team earlier this year as a Research Manager. She is a mixed-method researcher who has worked across qualitative and quantitative projects for both B2C and B2B audiences. She is a talented researcher with a far reaching knowledge of the industry and has been shortlisted for MRS awards including Best Workshop and Best Newcomer at Impact 2018. She joins team Shining Tor and is based in Kendal. 



Sylvie Harding: Research Manager

Sylvie is experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research and primarily focuses on quantitative visitor research, audience development strategy, exhibition evaluations and online qualitative research. She joined us in 2021 and is primarily working within the cultural sector for a number of leading museums and cultural venues.Sylvie is part of team Chrome and is based in Wales. 




Alexandre Tatry-Gautier: Senior Research Executive

Alex is no stranger to DJS Research after previously working for the company supporting business development. Experienced in both qualitative and quantitative research, he is a highly proficient project manager, who aims to deliver research that leads to tangible outcomes for clients. He has joined team Rushup and is based in France. 



Ciaran McGlone: Senior Research Executive

Ciaran began his research career as an intern for BMG and quickly worked his way up to become a Senior Research Executive. He has strong quantitative and qualitative research skills and has worked extensively within the public sector. He will be working out of Leicestershire as part of team Rushup.



Maya Winter: Project Assistant

Maya left her role as a Research Manager with DJS in 2015 to focus on her young family and has returned part-time as a Project Assistant. She has a wealth of knowledge of the industry and experience of managing both qualitative and large-scale quantitative studies for a range of public and private sector clients.



Nicola Shorrock: Project Assistant

Nicola joined the research team as part of team Cloud after starting out her career in market research as a telephone interviewer. In her new role as Project Assistant she will be supporting team Chrome and will focus on our MAGIC contract. Nicola works out of our Strines office in Stockport.



Olivia Holt: Research Executive

Olivia joined DJS Research in September after graduating from the University of Liverpool in 2021 with a master’s degree (Msc) in Psychological Sciences. During her time at university Olivia completed both quantitative and qualitative research projects, which sparked her interest in a career within research. She joins our remote worker network and will be based in Liverpool. 



Amie Flynn: Junior Research Executive

Aime is a recent graduate of the University of Leeds where she graduated with a First-Class Bachelor's degree in Social Policy. She is new to the world of market research but is looking forward to developing her skills and working with new people and clients. Amie will be working remotely, based in London as part of team Chrome.



Alex Scaife: Junior Research Executive

Alex joined us while she was still at university for a month-long work experience placement as part of a project with Salford City Council. We were so impressed with her work during this time that she stayed on for a further month, which then turned into a permanent role as a Junior Research Executive. Alex is working within the Field and Data Services and is based at our Stockport office. 


Daniel Hitchen: Junior Software Developer

Daniel joins us as a Junior Software Developer to support Sergio, our Full Stack Developer. Over the past year Daniel has been training towards starting his new career as a developer and his apprenticeship with DJS Research and the Specialist Hub will see him further develop his skills in software development.




Liam Casey: Senior Data Executive

Liam joined DJS Research earlier this year as Senior Data Executive, having worked in similar roles previously. His market research career began in 2012 working for MD Analytics in Vancouver, Canada. 





Amanda Brightman:Junior Field and Recruitment Executive

Amanda first joined DJS as an interviewer within our CATI team before moving to the Quality and Compliance Team. She has now taken a role within the Field team and is looking forward to further developing her understanding of the Market Research industry. 




Rahat Imran: HR Assistant

We have also recruited a HR Assistant to support HR Manager, Lucy Pawson.  Rahat is returning to HR after a career break to raise her family. She is looking forward to developing her HR knowledge and getting to know the wider team. She will be working out of our office in Strines, Stockport.




HR Manager, Lucy, said of the company's recent recruitment drive and Rahat's appointment:

"We have been recruiting for all levels in research and also operations and we are delighted to have found such great talent in very challenging market circumstances! I am also incredibly pleased to have found Rahat who has joined as a HR Assistant and will be supporting me in delivering our HR agenda. Rahat has settled in well and is already working on coordinating our training program, supporting CATI recruitment and looking into apprentices."


We regularly update our careers page with new opportunites across all areas of the business. Keep up-to-date with our latest jobs news here or via LinkedIn

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