SPARC Executive

Location: Singapore
Discipline: Project Management
Job type: Contract
Contact email:
Job ref: 310630
Published: 16 days ago

Company Description

Portland is a fully integrated communications consultancy trusted by some of the highest profile organizations, governments and individuals in the world with global offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels Washington DC, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi, as well as in London.

We are pioneers in integrated communications campaigns help clients manage their reputation, improve their visibility and media coverage – and deliver global communications campaigns across multiple platforms.

Our teams of experienced and multilingual consultants invest time to understand clients from the inside out, work with them to set clear strategic direction, and then bring the whole of Portland’s abilities to bear to deliver their objectives.

At Portland we never rest on our laurels; we constantly strive to improve our work and be at the forefront of the industry.


The SPARC team conducts primary and secondary research to support the public relations and communications work of Portland. In creating the best strategies for reaching the public or influencing key stakeholders, we use research methods from online surveys, to focus groups or online communities to find out what people believe and how best to speak to them.

This role will be focused primarily on quantitative research, helping to deliver fast turnaround polls and analysis to a wide range of client. In the role you can expect to assist in drafting questionnaire, scripting surveys, producing data tables, charting reports and analyzing the results to provide insightful analysis and strategy to a wide range of our clients.

Person Specification

  • Interest in PR and public affairs

  • Interest in developing a career in market research and strategy

  • Some demonstrable experience in research (a research project at university etc.)

  • Previous experience or internship in quantitative market research a distinct advantage

  • Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Highly articulate, with excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • IT proficient: word, excel, PowerPoint

Competencies applicable to the post

You must:

  • Be organised with the ability to manage your own workload;

  • Be logical, quick and flexible in the appraisal of problems;

  • Have good attention to detail, an ability to work methodically and check the accuracy of your own work;

  • Have the ability to conduct comprehensive analysis of data to tight deadlines ensuring accuracy and relevance;

  • Have the ability to communicate confidently with Portland staff, clients and other stakeholders.

  • Be able to take direction and report progress on your work with others

Qualifications and skills
You must:

  • You must have a Degree (with a minimum of a 2:1).  This is likely to be in a research-oriented social science or arts, e.g. politics, economics, geography

  • Have a keen interest and knowledge of politics, the media, social media and current affairs.

  • Previous experience of working in market research, particularly quantitative research, would be a distinct advantage.

Other information
What we offer in return

  • We are committed to employee development and have an open doors culture where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in the business. We regularly reward and promote success, and actively encourage staff to take on new challenges and responsibilities to aid progression.

  • Our remuneration package also includes our competitive pension contributions, private healthcare life assurance cover, company contribution to gym membership, wellbeing workshops and activities, company parties and much, much more!

  • At Portland we take a flexible approach to work and encourage our colleagues to do the same. All our roles are open to flexible working requests and we will consider all options during our recruitment process. This includes but is not limited to: flexible hours, home working, compressed hours and job sharing.  

  • In addition, every permanent member of staff that works at Portland is eligible for our industry leading annual profit share. When Portland thrives, all of our people share in that success.