Economic Researcher

Team: Research and Development

Salary: £24,000 – £31,000 per annum, depending on experience and location

Location: Leicester or London

Permanent – full-time role / flexible or part-time considered. The successful candidate will be expected to spend 40% of their time at home, and 60% of their time in the office.

We’re looking to recruit an Economic Researcher to join our growing team and support us in maintaining excellence in the production of evidence and advice on learning, skills and employment. You will contribute to the design, development and dissemination of quantitative based, high-quality projects; interpret complex data and produce statistical analysis that is accessible to a wide range of audiences; work effectively with team members and partners; and help to ensure our work makes an impact on policy and practice.

The ideal candidate will bring strong knowledge and experience of a range of statistical, analytical and evaluation techniques and an interest in the policy context for learning, skills and employment.

In return, you will have the opportunity to learn from renowned experts and you will shape and develop research programmes across our areas of expertise. We are a friendly and supportive team, passionate and enthusiastic about our work. We support each other to develop and flourish.

L&W is a Silver Investor in People award holder, committed to equal opportunities and staff development including support for formal qualifications when applicable. We offer a competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus 6 grace days (including Christmas shutdown), 8 bank holidays, 18.2% employer contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme, and various staff benefits such as generous family friendly provisions, cycle to work, season ticket loan, eye tests etc.

L&W is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in our sector. We want this to be reflected in the diversity of the people who work for us, and we welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and identities.

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.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.


Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 17 January 2022.

We anticipate that interviews will take place via Zoom, week commencing 24 January 2022.

Completed application forms should be sent with a copy of your CV to jobs@learningandwork.org.uk.

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