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3 DWP social research PhD Secondment Opportunities: DEADLINE MAY 28

May 15, 2018

The Department for Work & Pensions is offering 3 exciting secondment opportunities for PhD students to work on 3 high-priority social policy analysis projects:

  1. Investigating determinants of increasing food bank usage.
  1. Identifying good practice and transferable learning in interventions for ethnic minorities that encourage participation in the labour market.
  1. Identifying good practice and transferable learning relating to peer mentoring for unemployed claimants with drug and alcohol dependencies.

These secondments will also offer the opportunity for a student to gain direct experience of working at the policy-evidence interface, in the heart of a high-profile analysis team. Secondees will benefit from a programme of shadowing, mentoring and professional development; gaining an insight into the civil service and government analytical professions.

Duration: 3 months
Timing: commencing July or asap
Location: London, Leeds, Sheffield or Newcastle, plus flexibility to work from home location. Travel to fieldwork locations required.
Essential skills: Qualitative research and analysis; literature review and evidence synthesis.
Funding: DWP will cover travel and accommodation expenses incurred during the secondment up to a maximum of £2400. DWP does not offer unpaid internships and will cover the stipend costs of a 3-month extension to the studentship if there is no recourse to other funds.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Midday Monday 28th MayApplicants should submit a CV, application form and permissions form (see below) to evidence.strategyteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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Please see job descriptions below for more information, and direct enquiries to evidence.strategyteam@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

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