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Researcher (Maternity Cover)

The Work Foundation
Salary: £29,145 to £34,170
Closing Date: Sunday 23 November 2014
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: A1091

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. The Centre for Workforce Effectiveness conducts applied research around the topics of workforce health and wellbeing, the employment deal, leadership, flexible working, workforce demographics and good work. We are seeking a talented researcher to join our team.

The successful applicant should have a relevant degree with appropriate research experience in an academic setting or research organisation post-degree to undertake the post. You should have applied knowledge of a range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. A full description of the role and person specification is attached.

The researcher will work across a variety of projects being conducted by the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness, these currently include projects investigating the impact of chronic health conditions in the workplace and work on issues such as pay and reward, flexible working and the ageing workforce.
The post is fixed-term for 12 months to cover maternity, full-time (35 hours p.w.) and offers excellent benefits including 31 days annual leave, cash plan health cover and stakeholder pension scheme.

We are pleased to consider applicants for the role on a part time basis as well. If this is a preference please state it clearly on your application form.

For an informal conversation regarding this role please contact David Shoesmith on or 0207 976 3574.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic people for this role in order to increase our staff diversity in this part of the University.

Please note this role is based in London

Further details:


To apply please visit our recruitment website, hosted by Lancaster University, and follow the online instructions.