Humankind Research

Humankind Research

Careers at Humankind Research

Humankind Research: People led insight that makes good things happen. At Humankind Research we use people-first methodologies and a full suite of qualitative and market research tools to uncover what people think, feel and do. Our experience ranges from comms development in the U.K. to understanding lives of marginalised girls in Sierra Leone, and spans a huge range of targets, regions and topics in between.

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Escape's take on Humankind Research

Have you ever been curious about what people really think, feel and do? Humankind Research are on a mission to get to the bottom of exactly that — by using their unique people-first methodologies and qualitative research tools. They really are experts of the mind. B Corp certified, Humankind Research focuses on providing research for charities, foundations and socially-responsible corporate clients. And if that hasn’t got you hooked, their approach to flexibility, inclusion and ensuring the team are equipped with everything they need, from mental health support to regular team retreats, is one that makes for a happy workplace.

Stats we are proud of

  • 30%

    Discount for charities

  • 10%

    Discount for B Corps

  • 1%

    Of profits donated back

  • 80%

    Of the team work part time to fit around their lives

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 14
  • 57
    % Female


  • Flexible Working

    Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Stock options

    The option to buy shares at a later date, at a discounted price with reduced tax liability.

  • Holiday

    40+ days’ holiday a year (inc UK public holidays and Xmas closure), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Unpaid holiday

    If you want to take more time off than your holiday we're happy to accommodate that.

  • Health insurance

    Private health insurance, and paid sick leave (for both your physical and mental health).

  • Regular Salary reviews

    In line with a salary framework, to ensure equal pay for equal work and that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase.

  • Team Retreats

    Annual team retreats. A time to get to know each other away from the office.

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

    Well-paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, which you're eligible for if you join more than 13 weeks before your expected date of childbirth or adoption.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 5%+ employer contribution.

  • Work from home

    remote working model, but with weekly opportunities for face to face collaboration

  • Cake, lots of it

    Very generous cake and sustenance budget for cafe working in lieu of an office

  • Coworking space

    Membership to cultural venue (eg: RFH, Tate etc) as alternative working space

  • Family First policies

    Going beyond flexible working a genuine prioritisation of family, friends, sport or whatever floats your boat

  • First Aid Course

    All staff get optional first aid training; something we see as a core skill for any human being

  • Beach Hut meetings

    Frequent sunny summer meetings at one of the founders' beach huts in Brighton. Swimming optional.

  • Volunteer days

    4 days per year can be used for volunteering at a charity or for a cause of choice

  • Part time inclusiveness

    2 of the founders and half the team are part time or have irregular working patterns

  • Equipment

    Choose your own equipment: let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.

  • Socials

    Social lunches and lots of opportunity to spend time together not discussing work

  • Learning and training

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.

  • Work that makes you feel good

    We only take on work which we think is good for the world. So you can sleep easy.