Deputy Director of Research and Development

Flexible working - Leicester or London
Competitive salary
07 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Learning and Work Institute is an independent policy, research and development organisation dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, full employment and inclusion.  We are focused on the big questions such as, how can we help people navigate a changing world of work and how do we fund and deliver successful learning, skills and employment services when money is tight.  Our vision is for a prosperous and fair society in which learning and work provide opportunities for everyone to realise their potential and ambitions throughout life.

The Deputy Director of Research and Development plays a critical role within the Research and Development team, with responsibility for a team of experts, delivering a range of projects across the public and commercial sectors.  You will take responsibility for developing a clear programme of research and development work, ensuring it delivers positive impact on policy and practice.

With a background in research, familiar with the scope of our work and credible in engaging with government, you will bring an expert understanding of current policy and practice in learning, skills and/or employment and knowledge of national and local/regional government contexts.  You will bring extensive expertise and experience in leading major programmes of research and development work, building and leading high-performing teams, achieving impact on public policy and practice, business development and fundraising, and the policy and delivery context of learning, skills and/or employment. 

Learning and Work Institute is a Silver Investors in People Award holder, so our people matter.  You will be a confident leader and people manager, who can empower and inspire teams to deliver and innovate. You will also be credible at senior and national level, engaging and influencing an extensive range of stakeholders including politicians and policymaker to make sure we maximise our impact and make a difference.

As a key member of the Senior Management Team, you will be joining the Institute at a positive time when the issues of learning, skills and employment have never been more relevant.

For more information please click on Apply and for a confidential discussion, contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Paul Aristides on 020 7426 3987 / or Lucy Deane on 07825 990792 /

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