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? Work with us and deliver a range of high-quality policy, 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 08 05 2024

    Deputy Director

    This is a key role helping to develop Learning and Work Institute’s programme of research and development, as our strategic lead for employment. You will take responsibility for continuing to build a clear programme of work, securing funding, and delivering innovative and impactful projects.

    Find out more
    Based: Leicester / London / Hybrid
    Salary: £63,000 – £76,125, depending on experience and location
    Contract: 1-year maternity cover
    Applications close:
    03 06 2024

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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