Research & Insight Lead
ZPG Property Division



Based in: London - Tower Bridge

Contact: Colin McGill
Email: colin.mcgill@zoopla.co.uk

Posted: 12 November 2018

ZPG’s Property Division is home to leading brands including Hometrack and Zoopla. Hometrack is a leading UK property analytics business whose focus is on turning raw data into actionable insight for decision making in residential property.  Zoopla is one of the largest consumer facing property websites in the UK with rich data from over 700m visitors per annum and over 1m live property listings.

Job Title
Research & Insight Lead

Role Purpose
We are recruiting exciting new roles to help us expand the output of high-quality market insight and commentary on the housing and mortgage markets.  A key enabler of this is expanding the Research & Insight team, building on the success of Hometrack’s insight programme and extending this to the property division.  It’s a dream job for the right people given the huge volume of data held by ZPG and many unique datasets which major potential to create truly differentiated output. 

The primary focus of this Research & Insight Lead role will be to leverage existing data and analysis through the creation of new regular reports and market analysis on key topics. There is considerable scope to further expand the analysis, tracking and commentary of key market trends. The day to day role will be concentrated on conducting analysis and writing data led insight for external publication, presentations to industry events, conferences and key client stakeholders alongside regular engagement with the media.

The ideal candidates will have a strong interest in, and understanding of, different aspects of the housing market and a passion for market analysis and the communication of insight to a wide range of stakeholders. We’re looking for candidates who are highly numerate with a proven track record in property analysis or economics. You’ll need to be a good communicator, with experience of presenting analysis and information to senior stakeholders and engaging with the media. 

Key Responsibilities

Write insight reports for publication and distribution to partners and the media
Run the reporting and commentary for the Hometrack UK Cities house price index 
Develop new quarterly reports into key market themes for publication.
Conduct detailed analyses on key aspects of the housing and mortgage markets, develop and run ongoing analysis/models that track the key trends at national/local level
Prepare and deliver market insight presentations to customers and partners 
Engage with key internal stakeholders in sales and marketing teams and the media.

Skills Required
3-4 years’ hands-on experience applying the above within a business or research environment
High-calibre degree in Economics, Statistics or relevant discipline
Attention to detail, proven analytical skills and report writing
Strong presentation skills and experience of engagement with the media 
Expertise in housing or wider property market or policy related disciplines
Creative thinking, initiative and outstanding problem-solving abilities

Working Pattern
Full-time Permanent

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