HR Research Consultant

Salary between £28,000 – £34,000 depending on skills and experience, plus benefits

  • Would you like to be at the forefront of HR research?
  • Help influence government policy and employer practice, making the UK a better place to live, study and work?
  • Join a vibrant, Brighton-based team, with opportunities for progression and generous annual leave entitlements?

About You

We are seeking to recruit a Consultant to work as part of our HR Consultancy & Research team based in Brighton. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the development of evidence-based HR with the Institute for Employment Studies.

Download the detailed job specification (.pdf)

About IES

IES is the UK’s leading centre for evidence-based HR research and consultancy. We exist to ‘make work better’ through developing HR practice and the practical application of the evidence base from a wide range of disciplines including Occupational and Organisational Psychology, Organisational Development and others.

Examples of our work include:

■    Helping a major public sector organisation understand the latest evidence and approaches to careers and talent management, and stimulating their thinking about potential alternative approaches that they could adopt to meet the challenge of providing more flexible career paths.

■    Working with a national organisation to develop a new approach to workforce planning.

■    Advising national organisations on effective approaches to pay and reward, talent management and selection.

Your Benefits

■      a salary between £28,000 – £34,000 depending on skills and experience;

■      a collective salary supplement, (surplus share, payable in years when the Institute makes a financial surplus);

■      a contributory career-average defined benefit pension scheme (USS), to which IES pays a monthly contribution of 21.1 per cent of basic salary and staff pay 9.6 per cent;

■      27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and four closure days;

■      flexible working arrangements that can be agreed to help you balance work commitments with your life outside of it;   

■      an employee assistance programme and occupational health support; and

■      significant opportunities for your development.

How to Apply

Please submit a covering letter, demonstrating how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role, your salary expectations and a copy of your CV, along with a completed equal opportunities monitoring form.  

Please send to

Closing date for applications: midday Monday 18 November 2019

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 4 December 2019

Legal note

The Institute for Employment Studies:

  • is a registered charity (no. 258390)
  • seeks to be an equal opportunities employer
  • is an Investor in People