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The Work Foundation is a leading provider of research-based analysis, knowledge exchange and policy advice in the UK and beyond. We transform people’s experience of work and the labour market through high quality research that empowers individuals and influences public policies and organisational practices. 

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We are currently recruiting to two positions, details and how to apply are shown below:

Research/Policy Assistant

  • Salary:   £22,110 to £27,406
  • Closing Date:   Wednesday 07 September 2016
  • Interview Date:   w/c Monday 26 September 2016

Researcher/Policy Analyst

  • Salary:   £29,436 to £34,512
  • Closing Date:   Wednesday 07 September 2016
  • Interview Date:   w/c Monday 26 September 2016


Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join The Work Foundation’s team.  Full description of the roles and the person specifications can be found by following the links below to our recruitment website, hosted by Lancaster University.

The successful applicants will be working across a variety of projects, for example these currently include a study of skill requirements in the UK Film Industry, investigations of the impact of technological innovation in the economy and workplaces, and policy development at our Health at Work Policy Unit.

The Work Foundation’s mission is to deliver high quality, forward looking, and authoritative evidence, analysis, commentary and advice to help policy makers, business leaders, and senior decision makers to shape the future of work and promote innovative ideas and solutions to current and emerging challenges in the workplace.

Today’s world of work is influenced by rapid and sometimes unpredictable, changes in culture, working practices and technology. The Work Foundation’s unique focus on what constitutes “good work” seeks to enable individuals and organisations to capitalise on opportunities and overcome barriers.  Our current priorities include the issues of health and wellbeing at work, productivity, emerging skills needs in fast moving industries and the implications for working lives of demographic change and technological innovation.  We work with clients to examine areas such as these and design the potential policy responses needed to ensure “good work” for individuals, for employers and for local and national economies.

Both are full time, indefinite posts.

We particularly welcome applications from men and black and minority ethnic people for these roles in order to increase our staff diversity.

For more details and to apply visit:

Research/Policy Assistant:

Researcher/Policy Analyst: