We might have just the opportunity for you.  This is a job advert from the lang cat.

Don’t know us? The lang cat delivers market-defining insight, research, consultancy and communications services to the platform, pension, investment and fintech sectors.

We’re currently a team of 20 plus and our business is going from strength to strength. We’re looking to add a research and data analyst to our team to help us manage the load and continue to grow.

We see this as a full-time role, based at the lang cat’s beautiful, airy offices in Leith, Edinburgh, but with travel from time to time and some potential for hybrid working once you’re up and running. Having said that, the right candidate might be able to convince us that you can make a positive difference for us on a part-time basis or that your location isn’t important.


If you can demonstrate these qualities and skills, you could be the person we’re looking for:

  • We are specialists, so you’ll have at least some understanding of the retail financial services space, and preferably of the intermediated long-term savings and investments market.
  • You’ll have the ability to manage, rationalise and report on data. Lots of it. From lots of different sources, primary and secondary. And to do that in a way that helps draw inferences, point to outcomes and potentially illuminate a subject in unexpected ways.
  • You’ll also be able to summarise your findings into key headlines and insight and to communicate these effectively to clients and colleagues alike.
  • You’ll have practical experience of quantitative and qualitative research processes.
  • You’ll be curious about secondary sources that could prove useful for our business in the future and able to help us organise these into an accessible resource base.
  • You’ll have top class excel skills and ideally also be versed in packages like Power BI that can help us present and manipulate data to best effect.

We’re committed to being open to talented candidates irrespective of your gender, race, faith, sexuality and physical ability. What we care about is your ability to do the job. If you’re going to be working out of our Leith office then we’re pleased to say it’s wheelchair accessible.

We’re always keen to hear from ‘returners’ who are looking to re-enter the industry after a break.


If we’re right for each other, you’ll be joining a team with an enviable reputation that can offer you the opportunity to build your industry profile and personal reputation too.

You’ll also get a working life which is:

  • Flexible – lots of us have family and caring commitments outside work and we’ll do our best with all of it.
  • Varied – some days probably are the same, but not many.
  • Supportive – ‘no’ isn’t a word you’ll hear too often if you come up with stuff we should do either for ourselves or for one of our clients
  • Challenging – we do push ourselves and we try to be honest with each other if something isn’t up to scratch. But in a supportive way.
  • Collegiate – we’re not sure that’s the right word, but the team is there for everyone. All you ever have to do is ask.
  • Open – everyone gets to find out how we’re doing and we discuss the big decisions.


This is a permanent role and will come with a six-month probationary period. Salary is competitive and will depend on experience. While you may have to manage client relationships, you won’t have any line management responsibilities in this role.

There’s a pension scheme (8% unconditional), a bonus scheme, and 35 days’ holiday per year inclusive of public holidays. After three months you will qualify for a death in service benefit of four times gross salary. We have an extended benefits policy which gives access to certain additional health and wellbeing services. There’s an electric vehicle leasing scheme you can take part in if you are so inclined and you get access to the office Sonos on the understanding that ritual humiliation of your music taste will be guaranteed. The coffee is decent and plentiful.


If you’d like us to consider you, please get in touch at [email protected] Send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you’re interested in working with us and why you think you’d be a good fit. You can also ask us questions there first, if you’d prefer.

Closing date: Friday 5 August 2022