Data Researcher

Data Researcher in the Marketing team
Location: Tussell's offices at PUBLIC Hall, Westminster, with up to 3 days per week working in the office
Contract: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £30,000 - £33,000
Reporting to: Lorna Ingwell, Research Manager
Start date: September 2024


As a Data Researcher at Tussell, you'll sit within the Marketing team, playing a pivotal role in generating market-leading insights on UK public procurement to generate sales of our software to suppliers in the public sector.

Leveraging tools such as Tableau, your research and analytics will generate interest in Tussell’s market intelligence platform through downloadable reports, public sector events and providing figures to the Press.

Your insights will also inform key customers on their public sector sales strategy, through various custom reporting and consulting activities.



Tussell is the trusted source of insight into UK government procurement contracts, a market worth over £240bn in 2023.

In a climate of unprecedented government spending, our leading market intelligence software helps companies to make data-driven decisions and win more public sector contracts. The data transparency that we foster allows the media to hold the government to account and helps to make the market for public contracts more open and competitive - ultimately improving the delivery of public services.

The company is founder-led and growing profitably through customer sales, instead of through VC funding rounds. Our reputation as the market’s trusted source is growing all the time: since 2018 our data has been cited more than 1,500 in the mainstream media, underlining the political and economic resonance of public contracts.



  • Performing data analysis: Utilise Tableau, SQL and Excel to visualise complex data sets and author reports. You will work independently through all stages of a report’s process: collecting and cleaning data, creating charts and writing detailed analysis. Examples can befound in the Reports section of our website.

  • Assisting with custom reporting requests: Collaborate with clients and internal teams to understand specific research requirements. Develop tailored reports that address unique client needs, ensuring high levels of accuracy and insight.

  • Updating Tableau Dashboards: Keeping Tableau Dashboards up to date by uploading, cleaning, and analysing data on a quarterly basis.

  • Improving data quality: Cleaning data, feeding errors back to the Data Team to continuously improve data quality, one of Tussell’s USPs.

  • Providing data to press: Working with our Press Officer to collate figures on topical areas of public procurement. Tussell have been cited over 1500+ times since 2018, regularly working with the BBC, The Times, and The Guardian. See our Press page for more detail.

  • Attending industry events: Create engaging reports for public sector events, with the chance to attend or present key findings to industry experts. You will network and engage with a variety of representatives from the public and private sector.



  • At least one year of experience in a data-led research role or demonstrated
    quantitative analysis skills during your degree.

  • Proven data literacy with proficient knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent numeracy skills with meticulous attention to detail.

  • The ability to spot patterns and gather interesting insights.

  • Clear and confident communication skills.


  • Experience with data visualization software, such as Tableau or PowerBI.

  • Familiarity with the UK political landscape and/or procurement.

  • Basic knowledge of SQL.


Tussell’s culture

Tussell is a young and dynamic company with lots of potential for rapid career progression. The culture is entrepreneurial, purposeful, and respectful. And it’s an environment where collaboration and teamwork are essential. Everybody is accountable for something, and each person’s positive contribution is recognised.

Most of Tussell’s management positions are occupied by people who previously joined at this level and have been promoted on account of their cultural fit and tangible impact. Scope for career development within Tussell could include more seniority, building and managing a team, or transitioning into a different function within the business.



The starting salary is £30,000 - £33,000 per annum depending on relevant prior work experience, with annual salary reviews every December after 12 months of tenure.

Benefits include:

  • Annual leave of 25 days (not including public holidays), rising by one day per year of service (up to a cap of 30 days)

  • A vibrant office in Whitehall with free weekly perks like yoga, breakfast and drinks

  • An annual personal learning & development budget of £1,000 (prorated)

  • Team socials in central London at least once per quarter, plus a Summer and Christmas party

  • Apple Macbooks as standard issue

  • Company pension scheme with employer contribution of 3%

  • Cycle to Work Scheme - Tax savings on Cycling Equipment via Salary Sacrifice

Interview process

Please send your CV and a cover letter by 1st August 2024 to Successful candidates will be invited through to the following stages:


Interview process

  1. Initial phone call with Tussell's Research Manager

  2. Zoom interview with Tussell's Research Manager and COO.

  3. A short practical assignment to test your data-literacy and attention-to-detail.

  4. A second-round in-person interview to present your assignment findings.

  5. Reference checks.