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We are looking for an exceptional candidate to help lead our research team. The post-holder will help to plan, manage and communicate major strands of the Foundation’s research output, which currently includes programmes on the labour market, taxes and benefits, macroeconomic policy, housing, skills, inequality and living standards. The role will have an additional focus on driving a new area of the Foundation’s work on the future of the UK economy as it emerges from the triple shocks of the financial crisis, Brexit and the pandemic.

This is a high-profile role, and successful applicants will need experience of leading major research and / or policy programmes, of line managing a team of high-performing researchers and building successful relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. The post-holder must also demonstrate a first-rate understanding of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques, excellent written and communication skills, and the capacity to direct research that results in practical policy change.

We offer a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our small, close-knit team at an exciting time in our development as the Foundation builds on a period of significant impact and seeks to step up to major challenges for economic policy in the years ahead.

The Foundation prides itself on analytical rigour and we strive to achieve standards of excellence in all our work. This commitment is matched by dedication to our core purpose, working to improve the living standards of those on low to middle incomes. These twin pillars of rigour and purpose underpin everything we do.

Applicants on secondment are also welcome to apply.


The Resolution Foundation is actively seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all under-represented communities and groups. We are particularly keen to attract BAME candidates given their under-representation within economics and the policy making sector. We welcome applications from candidates from lower-income backgrounds and can provide financial assistance for interview expenses. We are also happy to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the individual requirements of candidates with disabilities.


Closing date: 11:59 am on 17 August 2020
Interviews will be held on 20 and 21 August

For full details, please download our application pack.

Interviews will be conducted remotely via video call and arrangements for temporary remote working, including start date, will be confirmed with the successful candidate.

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