Working at Learning and Work Institute

We are an independent policy, 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?

Learning and Work Institute is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable. Learning and Work Institute 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:  between 35 and 39 days holiday depending on grade and service including bank holidays, grace days and Christmas closure; a generous defined benefit pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (employer contributions in excess of 18%); season ticket loan and a range of family friendly, health and wellbeing benefits including childcare, cycle to work and an employee assistance programme.

We are always 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.

Current Vacancies:

We are not currently recruiting.

Join Learning and Work Institute’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!

Learning and Work Institute 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.

Email your CV to, complete our privacy notice and let us know which job description best fits you.

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.

More information on our benefits

Join our consultants register

We are always looking to engage with like-minded professionals to join our consultants register.  You will need a strong track record in learning, skills or employment, with excellent research or development skills.

To apply to Learning and Work Institute’s consultants register, please contact us at

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