Director of the Commission on Economic Justice

IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Director of the Commission on Economic Justice
Circa £70,000 per annum plus benefits
2 year fixed term contract – full time
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), the UK’s leading progressive think tank, is looking to recruit an exceptional individual to the role of Director of the Commission on Economic Justice.
The Commission on Economic Justice, to be launched in autumn 2016 and lasting two years, is IPPR’s flagship initiative. Its aim is to generate a new national economic policy for the UK. The Commission itself will comprise leading figures from the worlds of business, academic and civil society. Through a series of working papers, events, communications strategies and an authoritative final report, it will articulate economic priorities for Brexit, define the long-term vision for the UK economy, and develop a range of specific policy proposals to boost the rate of growth and ensure that the gains are justly and broadly shared across all regions and households in the UK. The Commission will produce a programme of specific, credible policies to ensure that economic justice is achieved. We intend the Commission to be the most significant initiative on the economy that will take place in this parliament from any independent body.
The Director of the Commission will be responsible for leading and managing the Commission’s research, communications and influencing programme. S/he will be a member of IPPR’s Senior Management Team. S/he will also be expected to represent the Commission at the highest levels of government, politics, business, academia and the voluntary sector, and the media and will play a crucial role in managing strategic relationships, including fundraising.
The ideal candidate will have an excellent record in public economic policy development in public, private or not-for-profit sector. S/he will combine intellectual flair, innovative thinking and political knowledge with the ability to manage and oversee a wide ranging agenda. Having played a leadership role in an organisation in the private, voluntary or public sector, s/he will have excellent project, budget and people management skills.
This is an exciting role at an important time for IPPR. There has rarely been a more urgent need for IPPR’s mission: to improve public policy in the present, and to lay the foundations for a more progressive future. We have recently appointed a new Director, who is determined to tackle the biggest challenges facing the UK and provide bold, courageous and distinctive answers.
As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post. All options can be discussed at 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: DECJ/AUG. Completed applications should be returned toapplications@ippr.org  Please do not send CVs.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 9am Tuesday 06 September 2016.
Interviews will be held week commencing 19 September 2016.