Updated Sep 2014

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

IPPR is an equal opportunities employer. It is our policy to recruit the best candidate to fill each vacancy using an efficient, cost-effective and equitable process, ensuring all appointments are based on merit. We operate a transparent and consistent approach to selection and recruitment.

Events and Marketing Officer

£28,000 to £30,000 per annum plus benefits
Permanent contract; full-time (37.5 hours a week)

This is an exciting and challenging role based in IPPR’s external affairs team, providing crucial events and marketing support to the organisation.

The primary focus of the role will be to assist the External Affairs Manager with the planning and implementation of IPPR events programmes; this will include the logistical and administrative aspects of events management; liaising with sponsors and other stakeholders; assisting with marketing activity, design and branding of events, and maintaining and updating records and systems, in particular IPPR’s database.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a busy office environment; excellent administrative and IT skills; a dynamic approach to problem-solving and the ability to respond proactively to changes in work priorities; excellent communication skills, and an interest in and knowledge of public affairs and public policy.

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 find out more and to make an application please download an information pack and application form. Alternatively you can email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: EO/SEPT.

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 5pm, Tuesday 23 September 2014. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 1 October 2014.

Operations Administrator (Operations team)

£19,389 per annum plus benefits
6-month fixed-term contract; full-time (37.5 hours a week)

We are seeking an Operations Administrator to support the Operations Team during a very busy period.

The post-holder will work as part of the Operations team and will be responsible for a range of administrative duties such as maintaining records and booking systems, updating databases, dealing with basic internal and external enquiries, and providing occasional cover for the receptionist role. The role will also support the wider organisation in organising events and office move logistics.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent administrative skills, and to be highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks; proficient in IT, especially in the use of databases; able to pay close attention to detail and be accurate; and willing to work flexibly as part of a small, busy team.

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 find out more and to make an application please download an information pack and application form. Alternatively you can email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: OA/SEPT.

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 5pm, Tuesday 23 September 2014. Interviews will be held on Friday, 3 October 2014.


Internships

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.

There are currently no internship vacancies at IPPR.

Please note that we do not accept speculative applications.

 

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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