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This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join our team, playing a key role in the work of the Intergenerational Centre.

Working at the heart of the Resolution Foundation’s research and policy team and in collaboration with external partners, the post holder will deliver a three-year programme of research and policy work focused on securing high-quality work for young adults, supported by the Health Foundation. This will involve quantitative and qualitative labour market research, policy design and evaluation. The aim of the project will be to substantially advance the evidence base on the incidence of poor-quality work when young, and to develop policy proposals that influence job quality for young adults. The project will also consider how precarious and low quality work affects young people’s longer term labour market outcomes, and health.

This post is part of the wider action phase of the Health Foundation’s young people’s future health inquiry, and aligns with similar posts in other organisations. The Health Foundation will be supporting the cohort of post-holders to work with each other to strengthen the policy agenda further.

This is a new role and the post holder will need to be capable of working collaboratively within an organisation committed to the highest analytical standards. We are interested in hearing from candidates with exceptional quantitative research skills and a thorough knowledge and understanding of analysis and policy related to the labour market. The role will also require very strong project management skills and the ability to collaborate with a wide range of organisations and individuals. Strong analytical competence and excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

The Resolution 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.

We offer a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to join our close-knit team at an exciting time in our development as we build on success and look to further raise our public profile and impact.

The Foundation supports flexible working and offers a range of family-friendly policies. We actively look to develop and grow the skills and reputations of our researchers, and provide training and development opportunities, including support for formal qualifications when applicable.


Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are extending the deadline for applications until 09:00am on 23 April 2020.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted as soon as possible after the closing date, and we expect to hold first interviews via video call w/c 4 May 2020. 


For more information, please download our application pack.

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