Research Manager

Institute of Leadership & Management

In pursuit of our mission, and to drive new growth, we are looking for a Research Manager to join us in inspiring great leadership by taking a lead role in our varied research programme. This is a new and challenging role that will offer the right person the opportunity to contribute to the continued development of our research profile.   

Hours: 35 per week, some evenings (no more than one per month)

Flexible hours, could be less than 35, for right applicant. Job share considered.

Holidays: 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays


  • 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata plus statutory holidays
  • Additional leave days awarded on length of service*
  • Company pension contribution
  • Non-contributory life assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including 24/7 support helpline
  • Additional maternity pay and leave*
  • Additional paternity pay*

The Institute of Leadership & Management (formerly known as ILM) is the professional membership body for leaders, managers, coaches and mentors. We believe inspirational leadership holds the key to personal fulfilment, social wellbeing and economic prosperity. By connecting like-minded people, we aim to influence and inform and be the source of pioneering thought leadership and commentary in our field.

The post is home based but the successful applicant will be expected to attend meetings on a weekly basis in Tamworth and or London. In support of the dissemination of our research outputs, the role will require some travelling and evening work. 

The Research Manager is responsible for devising, planning, implementing and evaluating research activity This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong research background in leadership and management who wants to be home based, work flexibly and be willing to take responsibility for the delivery of a variety of research outputs

If you have the essential qualifications and a research background in leadership and management and would like to be considered for the role, please download further information from our website

Then email the following to

  • A statement (maximum 2 pages) or audio file, e.g. MP3 file, (maximum 4 minutes) that demonstrates how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification.
  • An up to date CV

Please do not submit a ‘CV only’ application as it will not be considered

Closing date for applications is 3rd November 2017, we will be conducting interviews by video conference in the first instance during the week commencing 13th November 2017.  Although we will attempt to contact every applicant prior to the interview date, if you have not heard from us by 17th November 2017, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

We embrace inclusivity and diversity.

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