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Research Fellow - Work and Welfare State

£31,093-£36,580 per annum (dependant on experience) plus benefits
Permanent -  Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

IPPR is looking for a talented researcher to join its Work and Welfare State programme. The Research Fellow will join a team of leading experts on public sector reform and skills. They will operate across a range of programmes, including IPPR’s flagship initiative on the future of the NHS and a new project on post-austerity public services.

The Research Fellow’s responsibilities will include: conducting high quality research and analysis; identifying policy recommendations; managing projects and developing research proposals.

The successful candidate will have a graduate level qualification or equivalent training and work experience related fields. They will possess good research and analysis skills and ideally a sound understanding of either health or employment and skills related policy issues with the ability to link analysis to current policy debates.

Quantitative research skills would be highly desirable. Their policy knowledge and research skills, will be complimented by excellent written communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to manage their workload to meet deadlines, and a clear commitment to the work and values 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.

Click to download the Information Pack and the Application Form. For more information, please email quoting the job title or REF: RF/JUN

Completed applications should be returned to

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 on Monday 2 July 2018

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11 July 2018. 


We offer internship opportunities throughout the year, and seek to ensure that these are open to a wide range of candidates. 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.

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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.

Unfortunately this position has now been filled for 2018 but to make sure you hear about our internship opportunities, follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our newsletter.

Work experience

Generally, we are not able to offer work experience opportunities. The exceptions are the work experience schemes we have in place with specific educational institutions.