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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Senior Research Fellow/Senior Economist - Centre for Economic Justice

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.

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the UK’s leading progressive think tank, is seeking a Senior Research Fellow or Senior Economist to join the Centre for Economic Justice. This role offers an excellent opportunity to play a key role in shaping the Centre’s research agenda and to work collaboratively with others to propose and advocate for progressive economic policy.

The Centre is our flagship initiative to carry forward the work of the Commission on Economic Justice, a two-year inquiry, which examined the challenges facing the UK economy. It concluded that the UK’s economic model is broken, and that fundamental reform is need in order to hardwire the economy for justice. The Centre was established in Spring 2019 to deepen the work of the Commission and  broaden it to new areas of enquiry. Alongside this, the Centre has a wide programme of public and media engagement to sustain the argument for economic reform.

We are looking for a new member of the team with a passion for economic justice and achieving change, to help us build on and develop these foundations in 2020.

You will have a strong knowledge of at least one area of economic policy that the Centre or the Commission has worked on. But we also want to hear your ideas on where we should be focussing our attention, and where we could have the greatest impact. You may have studied economics, or you may have gained your understanding and interest in the subject from elsewhere. You may have excellent quantitative research skills, or you may be more adept at understanding and synthesising others’ research. We want to hear from people with a range of different skills.

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

Watch this short video to find out more about the role and meet the team!

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

To apply please provide an up-to-date CV with a maximum of 2-sides A4 Personal Statement demonstrating your suitability according to the attributes outlined in the person specification. Please make sure to also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form

Your application should be returned to [email protected] quoting the job title or REF: SRFCEJ/NOV. If possible, please combine your CV and cover letter into one PDF document.