Head of Labour Market Economics

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Learning and Work Institute

Leicester or London

Application Deadline

Leicester or London

Permanent - Full-time role / Flexibility or Part-time considered

Learning and Work Institute is an independent research, development and policy organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.

We're focused on the big questions. What impact will coronavirus have on the labour market and how should policy respond? How do we help more people to develop their skills in a changing job market?

This new post of Head of Labour Market Economics will help lead the development of L&W’s economic thinking. They will shape and promote our thinking on economic and labour market policy, they will help us deliver impact, and they will lead our internal team of economic researchers.

This is an important role within our wider R&D team, shaping L&W policy positions, generating project ideas and leading funding proposals, designing and developing quantitative research projects, leading the development of economic modelling and analysis capabilities, building relationships with key stakeholders, and ensuring our work makes an impact on policy and practice.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: a strong understanding labour market economics, a track record of leading research and policy development, advanced analytical skills, strong relationships with a range of partners, and a commitment to improving policy and practice in relation to employment and skills

In return, you'll have the chance to shape, lead and deliver an exciting programme of work and to be part of a dynamic and committed team.

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.

Please note that the successful candidate will need to undertake a DBS check.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website https://www.learningandwork.org.uk/join-us/work-with-us/

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 7th December 2020.

We anticipate that interviews will take place via Zoom, on 15 or 16th December 2020.

Should you require any adjustments to participate in this recruitment process, please make this clear when you apply.


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