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Policy Analyst (part-time)

The Work Foundation
Salary:   £27,831 to £32,236 pro-rata
Closing Date:   Tuesday 18 June 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  N1890-S

Please note this post could be based either at the Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD or at Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Policy Analyst, ideally with a background in understanding developments in the world of work, to join the Work Foundation. We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and self-motivated professional to work with us to deliver an ambitious programme of research that will comprise the Skills, Talent and Diversity work strand of the new Policy and Evidence Centre for the Creative Industries.

The Work Foundation is part of Lancaster University and works closely with wider university colleagues to undertake high-quality analysis of the challenges in the labour market and what’s needed to advance employment opportunities for people, delivering benefits not only for individuals, but businesses, communities and the wider economy. 

The new Policy and Evidence Centre for the Creative Industries, funded by the AHRC and led by Nesta, will provide independent research and authoritative recommendations to inform policy development to support on the ongoing success of the UK’s Creative Industries. The Work Foundation are acting as lead partner for the Skills, Talent and Diversity work strand; progressing a dynamic research agenda which will anticipate and address evolving employment and skills needs, and support improvements in policy and practice to optimise the development and use of talent across the Creative Industries.

You will be skilled in undertaking analysis, as required, assisting with data collection and the management and writing of reports, critiques, briefings and think pieces that contribute to policy advice and recommendations. 

In this role, you will support the policy team in matters such as: evidence synthesis and data analysis; interviewing and stakeholder consultation; organisation of project meetings and conferences, maintenance of key research records and filing systems, maintaining links to key stakeholders, and co-ordinating and managing on-going external policy networking activities. Experience in undertaking research into the Creative Industries is desirable.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and would welcome applications from candidates seeking flexible working. In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits.

This is a part-time (14.75 hours per week), fixed-term post until June 2023. Interviews will be held in London.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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