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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Senior Research Fellow - IPPR North

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 North – the leading think-tank for the North of England - is recruiting a Senior Research Fellow with knowledge and expertise in the North East, to join our team.

In these difficult times, IPPR North is working with our partners to explore how the North of England can respond to the immediate crisis of Covid-19 as well as longer-term challenges such as child poverty, skills and education and job creation.

We need your ideas and creativity to help us develop new economic and social research to unlock policy opportunities for the future.  We are looking for people from a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences who believe in the power of research and policy to change things for the better in the North of England.   

Our vision is a North where regional inequalities no longer exist, and opportunity and prosperity is open to all people across England regardless of background.

The successful Senior Research Fellow will be an experienced researcher and fundraiser.  They will have a good understanding of the policy-making process particularly in the North East. They will be willing to work across a range of projects and policy themes as part of a friendly and motivated team.

If you have proven qualitative research skills, a good understanding of economic and regional development policy, and an interest in current issues for the north of England (such as regional inequalities, ‘levelling up’ and devolution) this is the ideal job for you. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to manage a varied workload to meet deadlines and have a clear commitment to the ethos of IPPR.

By joining us you will have a chance to help shape future economic and social policy for the North.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including job-share or part-time working, as well as part remote working.  

Because this post is a 12 month fixed contract, we would also welcome applications to fill the role as part of an organisational 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: SRFNORTH/NOV

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  

To find out more about working at IPPR North and the role, please contact [email protected] to arrange a discussion with a member of the team.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is midnight Tuesday 1 December 2020. Interviews will be held w/c 7 December 2020