Updated Dec 2014
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.
c.£70,000 per annum, plus benefits
Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours) or 30 hours/week pro rata, based in central London
IPPR is looking for a Deputy Director to help the Director, Nick Pearce, provide strategic leadership and direction to the institute. This will be a challenging role, demanding exceptional political, intellectual and managerial skills.
The new Deputy Director will be responsible for leading and managing IPPR’s research programme, ensuring the effective delivery of high-quality and influential research projects. They will also be expected to represent the organisation at the highest levels of government, politics, business, the voluntary sector, and the media, and will play a crucial role in managing strategic relationships.
The ideal candidate will have an excellent record in public policy development. They will combine intellectual flair, innovative thinking and political knowledge with the ability to manage and oversee a wide-ranging research agenda. Having played a leadership role in an organisation in the private, voluntary or public sector, they will have excellent project, budget and people management skills. They will be able to inspire staff as well as effectively manage the challenges that inevitably arise in a high-pressure environment.
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.
Please download a full job description, information pack and application form, and complete our equal opportunity monitoring form, email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the job title, or send an A4 SAE to Recruitment, IPPR, 4th Floor, 14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF. Please quote job ref: DD/NOV. CVs will not be accepted.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 5 January 2015. Interviews will be held on Thursday 15 January 2015.
IPPR offers internship opportunities throughout the year. 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.
Corporate Partnerships Intern
£17,843 per annum pro rata
Full-time (37.5 hours), fixed-term contract (3–6 months)
We are looking for an intern to provide support to our Associate Director for Fundraising and Partnerships. They will be responsible for assisting with the corporate partners programme and also assisting with general administration across fundraising. This internship will be based at IPPR’s London offices, for 3–6 months starting in January 2015.
The intern will assist the associate director with designing and organising meetings and events by drafting event proposals, liaising with funders and inviting key speakers and delegates. Duties will also include coordination of the events on the day and general administrative support with wider fundraising.
The ideal candidate should possess good organisational skills, knowledge of UK politics and public affairs, and the ability to work well within a team. They must also have good written and verbal communication skills and experience with IT software, specifically Microsoft Office.
Please download a full job description, information pack and application form, and complete our equal opportunity monitoring form, email email@example.com quoting the job title, or send an A4 SAE to Recruitment, IPPR, 4th Floor, 14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF. Please quote job ref: ICP/DEC. CVs will not be accepted.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5pm on Tuesday 6 January 2015. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14 January 2015.
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.
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.