Working at Learning and Work Institute
We are an independent research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion. We're focused on the big questions. How do we help more people find work and build careers in a changing jobs market? How do we help people to be active and engaged citizens? And how do we do all of this at a time of constrained public finances?
L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable. L&W prides itself on being a supportive and flexible employer. We recognise the importance of work-life balance for our staff and will consider flexible working arrangements.
We offer a range of benefits in addition to a competitive salary including: 25 days holiday (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service); 8 bank holidays and 6 grace days (including Christmas closure); a generous pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (with up to up to 16% employer contributions); season ticket loan and a range of family friendly, health and wellbeing benefits.
We are always very keen to hear from Welsh speaking applicants. Please do indicate on your application if you can speak Welsh.
Should you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process, please make this clear when you apply.
Location: Leicester or London
Full-time or part-time, permanent
We are looking to recruit an economic researcher to join our growing team and support us in maintaining excellence in the production of evidence and advice on learning, skills and employment.
You will contribute to the design, development and dissemination of high-quality analysis and evidence reviews; interpret often complex evidence in a way that is accessible to a wide range of audiences; work effectively with team members and partners; and help to ensure our work makes an impact on policy and practice.
The successful candidates will have to undergo an enhanced DBS check.
Deadline to apply: 10.00am on Wednesday 15 January.
Interviews will likely be held on 21 or 22 January, in London or Leicester.
Join L&W’s talent pool
Are you starting your career in research? Or looking for the next step in your career as a researcher, research manager or head of research? If so, we want to hear from you!
L&W is keen to build up a pool of talented individuals who have the experience and desire to work for us. Your CV and privacy notice will be kept on file and we will notify you of relevant upcoming vacancies.
L&W is a flexible and supportive employer. We are a Silver Investors in People Award holder committed to making L&W a great place to work. We are particularly interested in hearing from Welsh-speakers, care leavers and those interested in flexible working. If you would like the opportunity to know more about us and our team, please get in touch.
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In addition to a competitive salary, we offer 35 to 39 days’ holiday including bank holidays, grace days and Christmas closure. We also offer a generous pension with LGPS and staff benefits.
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