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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Researcher - IPPR Scotland

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

IPPR Scotland, Scotland’s progressive think tank, is looking to recruit a Researcher to join our growing team in Edinburgh.

The IPPR Scotland team works for a fairer and more progressive Scotland. We do this by delivering well-researched analysis and developing new creative policy ideas and solutions, focussed on some of the biggest questions, challenges and opportunities facing Scotland.

After the multiple crises of 2020, we want to see a Scotland that emerges from the Covid-19 crisis better than before, built on the foundations of social, economic and climate justice. If successful, you would be joining an organisation with a proven ability to shape some of the biggest decisions in Scotland, at a time when the decisions facing policymakers in Scotland over the coming months and years could shape the country for decades to come.

IPPR Scotland is a cross-party and non-profit think tank with charitable status. We are part of the IPPR family across the UK, sitting alongside IPPR North based in Manchester and Newcastle and IPPR in London.

The researcher will work across a range of projects. Duties will include: conducting research, producing excellent written outputs (including reports, summaries, blogs and policy briefings), contributing to project development, building networks and assisting with events.

If you have the passion for delivering a better and fairer Scotland, have a keen interest in Scottish politics and are a creative thinker with an eye for effective policy, this is the ideal job for you.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from those with lived experience of disadvantage, and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented at 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 hours. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

Before applying, please click on the document to your left to read the information pack that includes the job description and person specification. Or email [email protected] quoting the job title or REF: RSCO/FEB.

To apply for this post we would like you to submit a personal statement of no more than 1000 words demonstrating your suitability for the role and clearly addressing each of the points in the person specification under separate headings. We would also like you to submit a CV. Both should be returned to [email protected],  quoting the job title or REF: RSCO/FEB. Please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 11.59pm 1st March 2021.

The first stage of the selection process will be a written task, followed by interviews later in March.