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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Research Fellow - Work and Welfare State Team

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As an organisation engaging in critical debate about a wide range of progressive policy issues, we value the creativity and range of perspectives that a diverse team can provide.

IPPR is looking for a talented researcher to join its Work and Welfare State programme to take a leading role in the team’s work on health and social care. This will build on Institute’s recently published independent inquiry into the NHS, led by Lord Darzi. The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work with leading politicians and policy makers to shape the future of health and care policy in the UK.

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

To be successful you will have a graduate level qualification or equivalent training and work experience in related fields. You 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. Your policy knowledge and research skills will be complimented by excellent written communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to manage a varied 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, including part-time working and secondment opportunities. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

For an information pack and application please click on the links on your left or email quoting the job title or REF: RFWWS/JAN.

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 Midnight, Monday 28 January 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 February 2019