Job Description

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

HR Manager
£41,663-£54,023 per annum, plus benefits
Permanent contract, 30 – 37.5 hrs per week
London based with option for part remote working

IPPR (the Institute for Public Policy Research) is an independent charity working towards a fairer, greener, and more prosperous society. We are seeking an experienced HR Manager to play a key role in our Operations team, delivering a professional and effective HR service to IPPR staff (approx. 50 employees). As a research organisation, our value is in our people, and we see this role as critical to ensuring we maximise our impact. We are looking for candidates who share our commitment to progressive change, and who want to help us maintain an ambitious but kind culture.

This is a true HR generalist role and you 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, you will take responsibility for areas such as recruitment and selection, performance management, payroll and employee relations, and you will support the Institute to deliver its strategic priorities while maintaining progressive working practices.

To be successful in this role you will be CIPD qualified and have proven experience of working in a generalist HR role at a senior level. With proven commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion, you will have good knowledge of current UK employment legislation and HR best practice, and experience of managing and implementing HR policies, procedures and processes.

You will be competent at managing a busy and varied workload and able to play a hands on role, applying your excellent HR administration and organisational skills. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, coupled with exceptional interpersonal skills that will enable you to deal with sensitive issues and manage internal and external relationships. You will be comfortable seeking new approaches to problems to ensure our HR function is as effective as it can be.

The post is based in the London office and 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 job share and part time (0.8 FTE) working. All options can be discussed at interview stage. IPPR staff are typically expected to attend the office two days per week.

Before applying please click on the document below to read the information pack that includes the job description and person specification, or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: HRM/APR

Those seriously considering an application are welcome to find out more about the role by contacting r.geffen@ippr.org for an informal chat.

Please provide a CV with a personal statement of no more than two pages. The statement should address, under separate headings, why you want the role and the attributes in the person specification.

The CV and statement should be combined into one PDF document and returned to applications@ippr.org . In order to complete your application please also complete IPPR’s diversity monitoring form

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight, Monday 29 April 2024

Interviews will be held w/c 6 May 2024