Head of Work & Opportunity
The Centre for Social Justice is seeking a Head of Work & Opportunity to work in our busy Westminster office. This senior role will be instrumental in driving the CSJ’s work on employment, opportunity, skills, the labour market, welfare and wider economic issues.
The successful candidate will lead the CSJ’s Work & Opportunity Unit and ensure the delivery of high-quality policy research, media and campaigns. The purpose of the Unit is to drive policy aimed at improving labour market outcomes for the most disadvantaged, preventing welfare dependency and creating higher quality jobs throughout the whole UK, thereby helping people reach their potential, whatever their background.
Initially, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading and delivering the CSJ’s research project on the UK manufacturing sector and regional levelling-up, which is considering policy levers to facilitate the creation of more skilled industrial jobs in historically under-invested in regions.
While experience and knowledge of employment, welfare and economic policy is desirable, we will consider excellent candidates from other backgrounds who have the necessary research and advocacy skills for the role, if they share the CSJ’s values, ethos and vision.