Head of Labour Market Economics

Team: Research and Development

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 per annum, depending on experience and location

Location: Leicester or London

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

The 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, which will involve 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

We are committed to equality and diversity and encourage applications from all under-represented groups in society.

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.


Closing date: 10.00am on Monday 7 December 2020.

Completed applications should be sent with CV and a signed privacy agreement; to jobs@learningandwork.org.uk

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