Updated Jan 2017


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Associate Director, Energy, Climate, Transport and Housing

£49,482 - £61,125 per annum plus benefits
Permanent - full time (37.5 hours)

IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is seeking to recruit an Associate Director to lead its Energy, Climate, Transport and Housing Team and contribute to the management of the UK’s largest progressive think tank.

IPPR has an unrivalled reputation for producing high-quality, high-impact policy research. This role provides the opportunity for an exceptional candidate to lead an experienced and enthusiastic team of researchers and influence policymaking in the UK and beyond, whilst also consolidating IPPR’s public profile in these areas, and developing new projects and programmes of work.

The successful candidates will oversee and coordinate work in these areas and will have overall responsibility for the development, funding, delivery and dissemination of research projects in this area. They will have the capacity to produce high-quality research and innovative policy ideas, the ability and confidence to influence a wide range of stakeholders, and the managerial skills to successfully lead a team and manage complex projects.

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

To apply please download an information pack and application form, or email applications@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: AD/ECTH. 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 Wednesday 25 January 2017.
Interviews will be held Monday 13 February 2017.

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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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