Current Vacancies

Senior Researcher

Full time, permanent

London, Leicester or Cardiff

We are looking to recruit Senior Researchers to strengthen and support our existing team based in London, Leicester and Cardiff. We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals with demonstrable project management skills to oversee a range of high quality, high impact research projects.

As a Senior Researcher you will design and manage multiple research projects, write bids and will help to influence public policy. You will also work collaboratively with highly respected colleagues who are recognised as national experts in the field of lifelong learning, economics and employment. As a team, we create discernable impact and deliver L&W’s mission.

The ideal candidate for this role will be highly organised; delegate effectively; motivate and manage staff; influence and build relationships internally and externally; collaborate and communicate effectively; adapt to change and manage a busy workload at pace. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

In return, you will have the opportunity to learn from renowned experts and you will shape, develop and manage research programmes across all of our areas of expertise. We are a friendly and supportive team; passionate and enthusiastic about our work. We support each other to develop and flourish.

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.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 29 November 2018.

Interviews will be held in London or Leicester on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

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Economic / Social researchers

Permanent – full-time / flexible or part-time considered

Leicester, London or Cardiff

We’re looking to recruit a researcher to join a growing team of researchers, delivering a range of high quality, high impact projects that supports our Strategic Plan; and welcome applications from economists, social researchers and statisticians.

As a researcher, you will be expected to work collaboratively with other colleagues to design and deliver high impact research for national and local government, service delivery organisations and international institutions.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018.

Interviews will take place in either London on 19 December 2018.

The location of interviews will be confirmed after the shortlisting process.

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To apply, please complete this application form, sign our Privacy Notice and send, with your CV, to [email protected]