Updated Mar 2017

Vacancies

IPPR's reputation as the leading progressive thinktank in the UK is built on the expertise and experience of its people. The IPPR staff includes people with a wide range of experience, working inside government and for national media and major non-governmental organisations, as well as leading academics and policy experts.

As well as employing the best staff at all levels, IPPR helps young people to get a start in the policy world through its internship and work experience programmes.


Jobs

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IPPR (the Institute for Public Policy Research) is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


Research Fellow, Work and Families Team

£30,393–35,756 per annum pro rata plus benefits
Permanent, full time (37.5 hours)

IPPR is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to play a key role contributing to project work in our Work and Families team. The Research Fellow’s responsibilities will include:

  • conducting high quality research and analysis
  • identifying policy recommendations
  • managing projects
  • developing research proposals.

The successful candidate will have a graduate-level qualification in an economics-related field or equivalent training and work experience in related fields. They will possess good research and analysis skills, and ideally a sound understanding of employment- and skills-related policy issues with the ability to link analysis to current policy debates.

Alongside this they will possess good quantitative research skills. Their policy knowledge and research skills will be complimented by excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage their workload to meet deadlines, and a clear commitment to the work and values of IPPR
As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including part-time working and secondment opportunities. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

To apply please download an information pack and application form, or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: R/DEC. Completed applications should be returned to applications@ippr.org.

Please do not send CVs.

In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Thursday 30 March 2017.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2017.


Editor, Communications Team

£26,671–£31,378 per annum plus benefits
4-month fixed-term contract, full-time (37.5 hours)
Based in Manchester

IPPR is looking for an editorial professional to support its industry-leading publishing programme at an exciting time for the organisation. With a new director, a forthcoming refreshed brand and relaunched website, and a number of important and high-profile new projects planned for the coming year, you will support a strong and established communications team to implement new innovations while building on IPPR’s past successes.

In this role, based in IPPR’s busy and expanding office in central Manchester, you will focus on editing, preparing and publishing content for IPPR publications and digital channels, including writing, copyediting and proofreading.

Duties may also include basic typesetting and design work, depending on experience. You will also have responsibilities for updating IPPR’s website, and assisting in the development of new digital and printed outputs and formats.

Editorial and publishing experience, either within an organisation or the publishing industry, is essential, ideally working with detailed and often data-driven research or similar material. Experience in web editing, typesetting, design, and/or data visualisation would be desirable but not essential.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

To apply please download an information pack and application form, or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF:ED/NOV. Completed applications should be returned to applications@ippr.org.

Please do not send CVs.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Friday 7 April 2017.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 20 April 2017.


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Internships

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IPPR offers internship opportunities throughout the year, and they are always advertised on this page.

Interns are valued by IPPR and are given a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities. Interns may be employed to work on research projects or work in the external affairs team. Internships are offered in London and Newcastle.

We seek to ensure our internships are open to a wide range of candidates and as part of our commitment to encourage diversity and opportunity all interns are paid the London Living Wage or its equivalent.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and we particularly welcome applications from sections of the community that are currently under-represented at IPPR, including disabled, black and minority ethnic candidates.

We embrace flexible working practices and endeavour to accommodate requests for flexible working where possible. This would be discussed at interview stage for those who wanted to work part time.


Amelia Zollner IPPR/University College London Internship Award

The Amelia Zollner IPPR/UCL Internship Award was founded in 2007 in memory of 24-year-old UCL student Amelia Zollner, who tragically died in a cycling accident while working as an intern at IPPR.

The annual three-month London-based Amelia Zollner internship is reserved for current UCL students or recent UCL graduates as a stepping stone to working in policy or politics.


Work experience

Generally, IPPR is not able to offer work experience opportunities. The exceptions are the work experience schemes we have in place with specific educational institutions.

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