Updated Nov 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

Senior Research Fellow: Social policy

£34,782–£40,920 per annum, depending on experience, plus benefits 
Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week), based in central London

IPPR is looking to recruit a Senior Research Fellow, to be responsible for developing, managing and delivering research projects in the area of social policy. In doing so they will play a vital role in enhancing IPPR’s ability to influence significant policy debates. Responsibilities will include: conducting high quality research and analysis; identifying policy implications and recommendations; undertaking media work; fundraising; and project and budget management.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of government and the public policy-making process, excellent knowledge of social policy, and a commitment to the values and ethos of IPPR.

This will be combined with excellent research and analytical skills and a track record of high-quality published work. The ideal candidate will also have excellent project management skills, be a first-class communicator, politically astute and confident in influencing policy debates. Experience of fundraising and dealing with the media would also be desirable.

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 packapplication form and equal opportunity monitoring form, email applications@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: SRFSC/NOV. CVs will not be accepted.  

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 1 December 2014. Interviews will be held on Friday 12 December 2014.

 


Senior Research Fellow: Migration and integration
£34,782–£40,920 per annum, dependent on experience, plus benefits
Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours), based in central London

IPPR is recruiting a Senior Research Fellow, who will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering research projects in the areas of migration and integration. In doing this they will play a vital role in enhancing IPPR’s ability to influence policy and public debates. Responsibilities will include: conducting high quality research and analysis; identifying policy implications and recommendations; producing high-quality written reports and other outputs; undertaking media work; fundraising; and project and budget management.

The successful candidate will have a good understanding of government and the public policy-making process; excellent knowledge of the relevant policy areas (migration and integration); and a commitment to the values and ethos of IPPR. This will be combined with excellent research and analytical skills and a track record of high-quality published work. The ideal candidate will also have excellent project management skills; be a first-class communicator with experience of dealing with the media, and be politically astute and confident in influencing policy debates. Experience of fundraising would also be desirable.

This post will be based in London, but will involve some travel within the UK.

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, application form and equal opportunity monitoring form, email applications@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: SRFMI/NOV. CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Monday 1 December 2014. Interviews will be held on Thursday 11 December 2014.

 


Events and Marketing Officer
£28,000–£30,000 per annum, plus benefits
Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours), based in central London

IPPR is looking to recruit an Events and Marketing Officer. 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 Head of External Affairs 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 networking and representational work.

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 responding 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.

Please download an information pack, application form and equal opportunity monitoring form, email applications@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: EO/NOV. CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am on Wednesday 10 December 2014. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 16 December 2014.

 


Deputy Director
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 applications@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: 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.

 


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.

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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