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. 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?

We’re looking to recruit to a range of posts to join our growing team, delivering a range of high-quality research and evaluation projects across learning, skills and employment.

L&W is an Investor in People (silver) award holder, keen to learn from the experiences of our staff and committed to staff development including internal and external training and support. We have a staff health and wellbeing strategy and a staff working group who are keen to drive forward health and wellbeing initiatives at work.

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 part-time and flexible working arrangements including compressed hours and homeworking. We put our values into practice with various family friendly policies, which exceed the statutory minimum including carer’s leave for up to 5 paid days per year.

L&W is passionate about equality and diversity, it drives our organisational values and mission, and we are particularly keen to receive applications from all under-represented groups in society.

L&W offers generous benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, plus 8 bank holidays and 6 grace days (including Christmas shutdown) per year. We operate an annual pay review, including opportunities for pay progression and bonuses.

Current vacancies

  • Jobs and tenders 30 11 2023


    We are looking for a Researcher to deliver a range of high quality, high impact projects on learning, skills and employment.

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    Based: London or Leicester. Hybrid working
    Salary: £24,000 - £32,500 per annum, depending on experience and location
    Contract: Permanent
    Applications close:
    11 12 2023
  • Jobs and tenders 30 11 2023

    Research Intern

    We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Research Intern to contribute and gain insight into L&W’s high-impact research and evaluation activity.

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    Based: London or Leicester
    Salary: £23,088 (Leicester) or £25,301 (London) pro rata per annum (Living Wage)
    Contract: Fixed term (6 months)
    Applications close:
    08 01 2024
  • Jobs and tenders 13 11 2023

    Board Trustee

    We are seeking a voluntary Trustee to join our experienced Board. Consisting of ten members, the Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity and its financial health. They help to develop the organisation’s aims, objectives, and goals in accordance with the governing document, and legal and regulatory guidelines.

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    Based: London / Leicester / Cardiff / Remote
    Salary: Unpaid role with expenses paid
    Contract: Permanent
    Applications close:
    04 12 2023

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 complete this short form or for further details, contact us at




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