IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is the UK’s leading progressive think tank. Our research and ideas have shaped policy making for more than two decades. Driven by a belief in the importance of fairness, democracy and sustainability, we work with policy makers, civil society and business organisation, and with all political parties in all parts of the United Kingdom, including through our dedicated IPPR North and IPPR Scotland teams in Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh.
We are looking for a new Director to succeed Nick Pearce and lead the organisation – 45 strong over 4 locations – through our next phase of development. This will be a challenging role, demanding exceptional political, intellectual and managerial skills.
The new Director will combine strong political acumen with intellectual flair. S/he will have a strong track record in public policy development and a proven ability to manage a complex organisation, and be capable of inspiring and motivating staff to reach the highest standards attainable. The Director will be expected to represent the organisation at the highest levels of government, politics, business, the voluntary sector, and the media. In addition, they will play a crucial role in managing strategic funding relationships and will ensure that IPPR’s research remains at the cutting-edge of public policy.
As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, which can be discussed at the interview stage. 
For an information pack and application form please visitwww.ippr.org/about/vacancies  or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: SEPT/DIR
Completed applications should be returned to applications@ippr.orgPlease do not send CVs.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 30th October 2015.
Interviews will be held in November 2015.