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HR Manager (Operations Team)

£40,000 per annum pro rata plus benefits

Permanent – (22.5 hours per week)

IPPR’s is looking for an experienced HR Manager to play a key role in its Operations team, delivering a professional and effective HR service to IPPR staff (approx. 40 employees).

This is a true generalist role and the HR Manager will take responsibility for managing the organisation’s HR function at both an operational and strategic level. In addition to managing IPPR’s day to day HR needs, taking responsibility for areas such as recruitment and selection, performance management, payroll and employee relations, you will also take a lead on people projects and support the organisation to deliver its new strategy.

To be successful in this role you will be CIPD qualified and have proven experience of working in a generalist role at a senior level. You will have a good knowledge of current UK employment legislation and HR best practice, with experience of managing and implementing HR policies and procedures. You will have experience managing a busy and varied workload and will be willing to play a hands on role where necessary, applying your excellent HR administration and organisational skills.  In addition you will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and you will be able to apply your exceptional interpersonal skills to deal with sensitive issues and manage internal and external relationships. You will be a flexible, team player who is willing to provide support to the wider operations team.

This is a part time post based in our London office, ideally working 3 days a week (22.5 hours). However 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.

Download an information pack and application form here, or email quoting the job title or REF: HRM/Dec. 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 Monday 11 December 2017.  Interviews will be held on 14 December 2017.


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.

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.