Updated Oct 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

External Affairs Manager – IPPR North

£40,000 per annum plus benefits
Permanent
, full-time (37.5 hours)
Based in Manchester

IPPR has built a strong reputation for delivering an innovative and topical events and marketing programme. The External Affairs Manager IPPR North will be responsible for maintaining and developing the profile of IPPR North both across the north and nationally, through a dynamic media and communications strategy, key stakeholder engagement and a targeted events programme.

The ideal candidate will be able to work across a wide range of policy areas and have a working knowledge and experience of both news and current affairs media, including specialist and regional press. Relevant experience in communications, public affairs or equivalent will be required, as well as the ability to think strategically and influence stakeholders, a track record of fundraising and securing sponsorship, experience of delivering a range of events, and excellent project management skills.

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 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 and to make an application please download a job description, information pack and application form. Alternatively you can email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: EAM/OCT. 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, Friday 31 October 2014. Interviews will be held during the week of 10 November 2014.

 

Office Administrator 

Circa £18,000 (pro-rata) plus benefits
Permanent contract – part-time (20 hours per week)
Based in Manchester

IPPR North is seeking an Office Administrator to provide support to its staff in Manchester.

The post-holder will work as part of the Operations team, and 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 with a range of basic finance duties.

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 diary management duties, it is also important that the successful candidate demonstrates their ability to manage busy diaries.

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 and to make an application please download an information pack and application form. Alternatively you can email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: ADMIN/OCT
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, Friday 24 October 2014. Interviews will be held during the week of Monday 3 November 2014. 


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.

Research intern – Public service reform

£16,718 per annum pro rata inclusive of London weighting
Contract (3–6 months), full-time (37.5 hours), starting November 2014
Based in London

IPPR is looking for an intern to work in its public services team. The intern will work primarily on projects related to health and criminal justice policy. Tasks will include providing general research and administrative support to projects, arranging and undertaking interviews and focus groups, and assisting with the writing of reports.

To find out more and to make an application please download an information pack and application form. Alternatively you can email intern@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: PSR/OCT.
Completed applications should be returned to intern@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 5pm, Thursday 31 October 2014. Interviews will be held during the week of Monday 3 November 2014.

 

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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