Programme Manager for 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.
Programme Manager for the Commission on Economic Justice
£30,000 - £40,000 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 a Programme Manager for 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.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a good understanding of economic policy and excellent organisational skills, to play a key role in the effective management and administration of IPPR’s Commission on Economic Justice. The post holder will be responsible for providing vital secretarial services to the commission. They will draw on their knowledge of economic issues, and work closely with IPPR’s Chief Economist, to ensure the strategic planning and effective co-ordination of the commission’s activities, meetings and events. They will be responsible for providing high level administrative support and will act as a key point of contact for commissioners, effectively managing these important relationships. Duties will include effectively organising and facilitating meetings and events; taking and distributing minutes, maintaining records and managing relevant internal and external communications.
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: PM/AUG.  Completed applications should be returned toapplications@ippr.org  Please do not send CVs.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 06 September 2016.
Interviews will be held week commencing 19 September 2016