Updated Jun 2015

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

Receptionist & Office Administrator

Fixed-term (8 months) to start ASAP
Full-time (37.5 hours/week), £19,389 per annum + benefits

Based in London

IPPR is seeking a receptionist and office administrator to present a confident and professional reception and support service to both its staff and visitors.

The post-holder will work as part of the operations team and will be responsible for being the first point of contact to a diverse range of people. They will provide invaluable support to the organisation; dealing with a range of internal and external queries and assisting with a variety of administrative tasks. The role will also include assisting the finance, HR team and providing diary management to the director of research.

The successful candidate will need to be a calm and confident individual with first-class communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organisational skills and proficiency in IT. As the role will involve some finance duties it is also important that the successful candidate can demonstrate their ability to pay close attention to detail.

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, please download the information pack, job description and application form.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am, Monday 13 July. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 28 July.

Please note that due to our recruitment practices we cannot accept CVs, or applications received after the deadline.

Please send your completed application form to: applications@ippr.org or by post to: Recruitment, IPPR, 4th Floor, 14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF.

In order to complete your application please also fill out IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form.


Office Administrator, IPPR North

Permanent
Part-time (20 hours/week), £18,000 to £19,500 per annum pro rata plus benefits

Based in Manchester

IPPR North is seeking an operations administrator to provide support to the IPPR North team based in Manchester.

The post-holder will work as part of the IPPR North team and will be responsible for a range of administrative duties such as providing reception support, assisting the director with diary management, office administration and some financial administration.

The successful candidate will need to be highly organised, confident and able to manage multiple tasks; have excellent administrative skills; be proficient in IT, especially in the use of databases; able to pay close attention to detail and be accurate, as well as be 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, please download the information pack and application form or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or ref: OAN/JUN.

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9am, Wednesday 15 July. Interviews will be held in the week of 3 August.

Please note that due to our recruitment practices we cannot accept CVs, or applications received after the deadline.

Please send your completed application form to: applications@ippr.org or by post to: Recruitment, IPPR, 4th Floor, 14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF.

In order to complete your application please also fill out IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form.


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 no internships available at this 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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