Deputy Director - Research and Development (Labour Market and Inclusion Issues)

  • Job Reference: ELCYI0306/CC
  • Date posted: 9 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Learning and Work Institute
  • Location: London or Leicester (with hybrid working)
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £63,000 to £76,125
  • Sector: Education/Training, Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

Deputy Director - Research and Development (Labour Market and Inclusion Issues)
London or Leicester (with hybrid working)

About Us

We’re Learning and Work Institute, an independent policy and research organisation focused on lifelong learning and better work.

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? How can more adults develop their skills over their lifetime?

We are currently seeking a Deputy Director to join our team on a full-time basis for a one year fixed term contract to cover a period of maternity leave.

The Benefits

- Salary of £63,000 - £76,125 per annum, depending on experience and location
- 25 days' holiday
- Extra 6 shutdown days in addition to public holidays and annual leave allowance
- Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer contribution
- Group Life Assurance 3*salary
- Hybrid working (with 40%-60% of your time in the office)
- Flexible working practices
- Employee Development Scheme
- Retailer Discounts
- Enhanced occupational maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental pay
- Enhanced occupational sick pay
- Eye care scheme
- Employee Assistance & Wellbeing Programme
- Silver award in Investors in People

This is an unmissable opportunity for a high-calibre individual with experience delivering complex and high-profile programmes of research and development work to join our committed organisation.

You’ll have the chance to drive positive change in employment and labour market issues, influence policy and practice and lead impactful research and development initiatives, making a vital contribution to the UK’s learning and work landscape.

What’s more, with a range of excellent benefits on offer, including flexible locations and the chance to work partially from home, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to thrive personally and professionally.

So, if you want to lead a team that’s making a real difference, then apply today.

The Role

As our Deputy Director, you will be our strategic lead for employment, helping develop our programme of research and development.

Helping to lead our Research and Development team, you will continue to build a clear programme of work, secure funding and deliver innovative and impactful projects on labour market and inclusion issues. You will ensure high-quality outputs and maximise impact on policy and practice.

You will also lead identified cross organisation initiatives and support the development and impact of the organisation internally and externally. Working with stakeholders across local and national government, the media and funding streams, you will be our credible and influential voice on employment-related issues.

Additionally, you will:

- Identify and build relationships with funders
- Lead and manage staffing and non-staffing resources
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, partners, media and current and potential funders

About You

To be considered as our Deputy Director, you will need:

- Experience delivering complex and high-profile programmes of research and development work
- An understanding of current policy context around employment and the labour market
- An understanding of quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies
- Knowledge of the policy-making process and how to influence it
- Excellent networking skills with knowledge of, and connections with, key policymakers, stakeholders and funders across employment and labour market issues

Please note, travel and occasional overnight stays will be required.

The closing date for this role is 3rd June 2024.


Other organisations may call this role Programme Manager, Deputy Head of Programme, Deputy Head of Research and Development, Senior Lead of Research and Development, Deputy Director of Learning and Work Research, or Deputy Director of Research and Development Programmes.

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