Updated Nov 2016

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


Jobs

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Research Fellow, Climate Change, Energy and Transport

£27,021–£34,993 per annum plus benefits
Permanent contract, full time (37.5 hours per week)
Based in London

IPPR is seeking to recruit a Research Fellow to play a key role contributing to project work in its award-winning Climate Change, Energy and Transport 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 experience of working in policy, research or related fields; s/he will possess good research and analysis skills and a sound understanding of either climate change, energy or transport policies. S/he will also possess a good understanding of the government and the public policy-making process, with the ability to link research and analysis with current policy debates. Furthermore, s/he will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management skills, and a commitment to the values and ethos of IPPR.

This post will be based in IPPR’s London office. 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 hours. 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: RE/RW.

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, Friday 25 November 2016. Interviews will be held the week Tuesday 13 December 2016.


Editor, Communications Team

£26,671–£31,378 per annum plus benefits
Permanent, 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.

For more information and 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 Monday 5 December 2016.

Interviews will be held week commencing 12 December 2016.


Researcher, Families and Work Team

£25,695 per annum plus benefits
6-month fixed-term contract, full time (37.5 hours per week)
Based in London

IPPR is looking for an enthusiastic researcher to contribute to the work of the families and work team. The successful applicant will be based in the London office and work across a number of projects, with a particular focus on employment and skills policy. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong quantitative research skills, with a background in economics.

The successful candidate will have proven skills and experience in research and research methodology, and a good understanding of UK politics, government and the public policy-making process.

Duties will include:

  • carrying out quantitative research
  • economic analysis
  • conducting research
  • writing reports
  • contributing to project development
  • building networks
  • assisting with events.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication and interpersonal skills. They will also have 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.

For more information and to apply please download an information pack and application form, email recruitment@ippr.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: RPS/AUG.

Please do not send CVs.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 29 November 2016. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7 December 2016.


Media Assistant, Communications

£24,777 per annum plus benefits (increasing to £26,277 per annum on successful completion of one year’s service)
Permanent - full time (37.5 hours per week)
Based in London

IPPR is looking to recruit a Media Assistant. This is an exciting and challenging role based in IPPR’s communications team, which works to ensure that IPPR has impact and influence across a wide range of audiences.

You will work closely with colleagues to plan, develop, coordinate and deliver IPPR communications across a range of channels. You will have a particular focus on media and digital communications. You will carry out a range of tasks aimed at building IPPR’s profile in the media and social media, achieving impact and influence for our work.

The ideal candidate will have; experience of working in a communications or media environment; with a good knowledge of the UK media and an interest in public affairs and public policy. In addition to this they will possess; excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interpret and communicate complex information and draft accurate and concise media releases; first rate administrative and IT skills; and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a 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.

For an information pack and application form please visit www.ippr.org/about/vacancies or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: MA/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 Monday 12 December 2016. Interviews will be held on Thursday 05 January 2016.


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Applications cannot be made via IPPR.


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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