Director of Research

IPPR (Institute for Public Policy Research) is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Director of Research
Circa £70,000 per annum plus benefits
Permanent 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 Research.
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. Later this year, IPPR will launch the Commission on Economic Justice, a major effort to renew economic policy, as well as other substantial programmes.
The Director of Research will be responsible for leading and managing IPPR’s research and policy programme. S/he will lead IPPR’s team of 20-25 research staff, and will be a crucial member of our Senior Management Team. S/he will also be expected to represent the organisation at the highest levels of government, politics, business, the voluntary sector, and the media and will play a crucial role in managing strategic relationships.
The ideal candidate will have an excellent record in public policy development in the 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.
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: DR/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 12 September 2016.