Updated Jun 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.

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Researcher (IPPR North)

£23,445 per annum pro rata plus benefits
12-month contract, full-time (37.5 hours per week), based in Manchester or Newcastle

IPPR North – IPPR’s dedicated thinktank in the north of England is looking to recruit a researcher to work across a range of projects, particularly focused on economic issues. Duties will include conducting research, writing reports, contributing to project development, building networks and assisting with events.

The ideal candidate will have proven research skills, a good understanding of economic and regional policymaking, and a good knowledge of politics and UK public policy. In addition you will have excellent written communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to manage your 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. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

Please download an information pack and application form, or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: RNTH/JUN. Completed applications should be returned to applications@ippr.org

To complete your application, please also fill out our equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please do not send CVs.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Monday 4 July.
Interviews will be held Thursday 21 July 2016.

Senior research fellows (x2)

£36,178–42,562 per annum plus benefits
Full-time (37.5 hours per week), based in London

  • Work and families team: permanent
  • Economy and housing team: 12-month contract

We are recruiting two senior research fellows, one based in our work and families team (permanent), the other in our economy and housing team (12-month contract). The successful candidates will lead IPPR’s work on (a) welfare, employment and skills, or (b) on housing. The positions will allow the successful candidates to develop their profile within a context that actively encourages the production of excellent research publications and strong policy and communications impact.

The successful candidates will have proven expertise in (a) welfare, employment and skills and/or family policy, or (b) in housing policy. You will be expected to have high-level quantitative or qualitative research skills, and an excellent track record of published work. You will have an understanding of government, the wider policymaking community, and how to effect change in policymaking and practice. The successful candidate will also have demonstrable expertise in the development, funding, management, delivery and dissemination of research projects on time and on budget.

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 an information pack and application form, or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: SRF/JUL. Completed applications should be returned to applications@ippr.org.

To complete your application, please also fill out our equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please do not send CVs.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Monday 25 July.
Interviews will be held during the week of 8 August 2016.


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Internships

There are currently no vacancies. To make sure you hear about new opportunities, please follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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.

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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