Updated Sep 2016
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- Researcher, IPPR Scotland
- Economic Analyst or economic Research Fellow
- Two Associate Directors, for Energy, Transport and Climate, and Public Services
Researcher, IPPR Scotland
£23,445 per annum plus benefits
6-month fixed-term contract, full time (37.5 hours per week)
Based in Edinburgh
IPPR Scotland is looking to recruit a Researcher to work across a range of projects, investigating the key public policy issues facing Scotland today. Duties will include: conducting research, writing reports, contributing to project development, building networks, and assisting with events.
IPPR Scotland is Scotland’s leading, cross-party, progressive thinktank. Like IPPR North, which is based in Manchester and Newcastle, we are an autonomous part of IPPR, which works across the UK from its base in London. We have had a successful time since our inception in 2015, and are now seeking a Researcher to join our growing staff team in Scotland.
The successful candidate will have proven research skills and a good knowledge of Scottish politics and public policy in Scotland and the UK. In addition, they will have excellent written communication and interpersonal skills. They will also have the ability to manage their workload in order to meet deadlines, and a clear commitment to the work and values of IPPR.
This post is based in IPPR Scotland’s Edinburgh 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.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Monday 3 October 2016. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 17 October 2016.
Economic Analyst or economic Research Fellow
£30,393–£35,756 per annum (dependent upon experience) plus benefits
Permanent, full time (37.5 hours per week)
IPPR is seeking to recruit an Economic Analyst or economic Research Fellow with a track record in economic research or economic policymaking; a good understanding of government and the public policy-making process; and excellent quantitative skills.
The successful candidate will help shape the work of IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice, a two-year research programme to be launched this Autumn. The remit of the Commission is broad, covering industrial policy, macroeconomic frameworks and reform of the tax system, and there will be the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of economic policy as the work programme develops.
Key responsibilities will include:
- helping to design and deliver quantitative economic research projects
- working with colleagues across the Institute to provide analytical expertise as they develop their research methodologies
- helping to communicate IPPR’s work on the economy via engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders, publication of blogs, and media appearances.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of economic policy, with the ability to link data analysis to current policy debates. They will have at least two years of experience in a policy or research environment, and will be comfortable using a range of advanced quantitative/econometric methods, both in Excel and at least one type of statistical software. Furthermore, they will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a commitment to the values and ethos 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.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am, Wednesday 12 October 2016. Interviews will be held in the week commencing Tuesday 25 October.
Two Associate Directors, for:
Energy, Transport and Climate
From £49,482 per annum plus benefits
Permanent, full-time (37.5 hours per week)
IPPR is seeking to recruit two Associate Directors – one to lead our work on energy, transport and climate change (ETC), and the other to lead our public services (PSR) team focusing on health and education policy. Both will also contribute to the management of the UK’s largest progressive thinktank.
IPPR has an unrivalled reputation for producing high-quality, high-impact policy research. These roles provide the opportunity for two exceptional candidates to lead experienced and enthusiastic teams of researchers; influence policymaking in the UK and beyond; consolidate IPPR’s public profile in these areas; and develop new projects and programmes of work.
The successful candidates will oversee and coordinate IPPR’s work 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 (for ETC or for PSR) and an application form (ETC / PSR), or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting JOB REF: AD/ETC. Completed applications should be returned to email@example.com.
Please do not send CVs.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications for the Associate Director: Public Services role is 9am, Thursday 6 October 2016. Interviews will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 October 2016.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications for the Associate Director: Energy, Transport and Climate is 9am, Thursday 13 October. Interviews will be held on Monday 31st October 2016.
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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.
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.