Principal Research Fellow, HR Research and Consulting

We are seeking to appoint a new Principal Research Fellow, to work primarily on our HR management and employer-facing work.  This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in shaping future HR policy and practice and make a real impact on the future of work.

Making a difference through social research

As a not-for-profit, the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has been delivering independent, evidence-based research that makes a difference for fifty years.

Our Principal Research Fellows play a key role in leading research and consulting projects, supporting new business development, contributing to Institute management, supporting the professional development of their colleagues, and providing thought leadership on public policy and HR practice.

About you

Candidates for this role could come from a variety of backgrounds including research organisations, HR consultancy, HR management (in the private or public sector), higher education institutions, the civil service or other public agencies.  The essential requirements are:

  • Applied research and/ or consulting skills
  • Expertise in HR research or practice
  • Business development skills
  • Management skills
  • Stakeholder engagement and partnership working

Your benefits

IES is based in Brighton. We offer excellent benefits including 27 days holiday per year plus four closure days over Christmas plus bank holidays and a contributory career-average defined-benefit pension scheme (USS). We support flexible working, and so would be happy to consider applications from candidates seeking to work flexibly or part-time. 

For full details of the role, please download the job description below. 

Application closing date: Monday 1st March 2021 at midday

The Institute for Employment Studies 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 the applied research sector. We also make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the individual requirements of disabled candidates and those with health conditions.

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