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Reference: 77381

Date Added: 12 February 2021
Closing Date: 1 March 2021

Job Title: Researcher

Working For: Institute for Public Policy Research - IPPR Scotland

Location: Edinburgh

Salary: £25,296 - £31,248

Length of Contract:

Job Details

IPPR Scotland, Scotland’s progressive think tank, is looking to recruit a Researcher to join our growing team in Edinburgh.

The IPPR Scotland team works for a fairer and more progressive Scotland. We do this by delivering well-researched analysis and developing new creative policy ideas and solutions, focussed on some of the biggest questions, challenges and opportunities facing Scotland.

IPPR Scotland is a cross-party and non-profit think tank with charitable status. We are part of the IPPR family across the UK, sitting alongside IPPR North based in Manchester and Newcastle and IPPR in London.

The researcher will work across a range of projects. Duties will include: conducting research, producing excellent written outputs (including reports, summaries, blogs and policy briefings), contributing to project development, building networks and assisting with events.

If you have the passion for delivering a better and fairer Scotland, have a keen interest in Scottish politics and are a creative thinker with an eye for effective policy, this is the ideal job for you.

IPPR is committed to equality of opportunity. As an organisation that engages 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. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly from those with lived experience of disadvantage, and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates who are currently under-represented at IPPR.

As part of our commitment to flexible working we will consider a range of options for the successful applicant to fill the post, including part-time hours. All options can be discussed at interview stage.

Before applying, go to our website https://www.ippr.org/jobs/researcher-ippr-scotland-21 to read the information pack that includes the job description and person specification, or email recruitment@ippr.org quoting the job title or REF: RSCO/FEB.

Closing Date: 1 March 2021

Interview/Start Dates

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

The first stage of the selection process will be a written task followed by interviews later in March

Application Details

To apply for this post we would like you to submit a personal statement of no more than 1000 words demonstrating your suitability for the role and clearly addressing each of the points in the person specification under separate headings. We would also like you to submit a CV.

Both should be returned to applications@ippr.org, quoting the job title or REF: RSCO/FEB. Please also complete IPPR’s equal opportunities monitoring form

Website: http://www.ippr.org

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