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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Researcher – Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and from applicants with a range of professional experience. 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.

Please note, due to large amount of applications already received, closing date for applications brought forward to midnight, Wednesday 28 October 2020

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the UK’s leading progressive think tank, is looking to recruit a Researcher to join its Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure (ECHI) team in IPPR’s London office.

It’s an exciting time to be joining IPPR and the ECHI team which is running one of the institute’s flagship programmes - the Environmental Justice Commission -   developing a plan of action to address the climate and environmental emergency and to deliver economic and social justice. The team also undertakes wider work on housing, infrastructure and the built environment.

The successful Researcher will be a self-starter, willing to work across a range of projects and policy themes, as part of a busy and friendly team. Duties will include: conducting research, analysing data, writing reports, contributing to project development and assisting with events.

The role offers the chance to develop a career within research and policy, and the successful candidate will be supported to progress within and/or outside of IPPR.

If you have proven research skills and a good understanding of one or more of the following areas - energy, climate, housing, infrastructure, the built environment and sustainability, this is the ideal job for you. You will also have an interest in the political debates around the policy areas that the team covers.

With excellent written and verbal communication skills you will be able to manage a busy workload to meet deadlines coupled with a clear commitment to the ethos of IPPR.

By joining us you will have a chance to take an active part in the debate on the future of environmental, housing and infrastructure policy across the UK.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post including, remote working, job-share and secondment. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

Before applying, please click on the document to your left to read the information pack and job description or email [email protected] quoting the job title or REF: RECHI/OCT.

For a discussion or if you have questions about the role, please contact Jonny Webb, Research Fellow in the ECHI Team on [email protected].

A CV with a 2-page personal statement on why you want this position and why you think you are suited to the job should be returned to [email protected]  

In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR Diversity Monitoring Form

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight Wednesday 28th  October 2020.  Interviews will be held w/c 9th November 2020.