Updated Mar 2015


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.


Director of Finance and Resources

Circa £70,000 pro rata per annum plus benefits; part-time, 2.5 to 3 days a week
Permanent contract, based in the London office

We are looking for a Director of Finance and Resources to work closely with the trustees, director and senior management colleagues in developing the strategic direction of IPPR and leading its implementation.

The new Director of Finance and Resources will take particular responsibility for leading the development and implementation of finance, human resources, IT, facilities management and risk management, policies, procedures and controls, covering both IPPR and its trading subsidiary IPPR Trading Ltd.

The ideal candidate will have a CCAB qualification, extensive experience of financial planning, budgeting, management and statutory account production, as well as extensive experience and understanding of the charity sector. They will possess excellent strategic and operational planning skills, and analytical, influencing and negotiation skills gained from experience working at a senior management level, including management of teams.

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: DFR/MAR.
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, Tuesday 7 April. Interviews will be held on Thursday 23 April.

Think Ahead, the fast-track graduate scheme for mental health social workers, is hiring now – for more information, visit www.WeThinkAhead.org
New vacancies: Director of Operations & Finance; External Relations Associate



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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