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Reference: 70627

Date Added: 9 April 2019
Closing Date: 30 April 2019

Job Title: Director (maternity cover)

Working For: Institute for Public Policy Research

Location: Manchester

Salary: £61,963

Job Details

IPPR North is the dedicated think tank for the north of England, developing bold ideas for a stronger economy which is inclusive of people and place. We are based in Manchester and Newcastle and undertake research, publish reports, convene events and provide fresh perspectives with which to explore the challenges and opportunities for the North of England.

Over the past decade, IPPR North has built a strong track-record for rigorous, independent research and influence on key issues concerning the Northern economy and society. It has sustained a high profile in national, regional and local policy debates.

The IPPR North team is looking for a Director to cover the current Director’s maternity leave, initially for a period of 6 months, working full time. You will build on her considerable success, bring new insights and ideas to deepen and develop the Northern Powerhouse narrative and help develop new perspectives on how to enhance and extend devolution within England.

You will have a track-record of relevant policy research, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an understanding of political processes at local, regional and national levels and excellent team leadership.

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and especially from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented at IPPR. 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.

As part of IPPR’s commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post including secondments. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing Date: 30 April 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Reciept of applications will close at Midnight on the closing date.

Interviews will be held on Friday 10 May 2019 in Manchester. Ideally we would like the successful candidate to start at the beginning of July.

Application Details

For an information pack please go to https://www.ippr.org/job/director-ippr-north-maternity-cover-6-months-ftc or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: DN/APR.

A CV with a brief cover letter (maximum two sides A4) demonstrating your suitability for the role should be returned to applications@ippr.org. Please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form

For an informal chat about the job contact Sarah Longlands on 0161 694 9649

Website: http://ippr.org

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