Job description Job title: Associate Director (Migration, Trade & Development) Maternity Cover Salary: Circa £43,000 per annum pro rata plus benefits Responsible to: Director Responsible for: Senior Research Fellows, Research Fellows Contract: Maternity cover, 12 month fixed term contract Hours: Part-time (22.5 hours per week) flexible terms Start date: ASAP The post holder will combine a capacity to develop innovative policy ideas based on high quality research, the communication skills necessary to influence key stakeholders, and the intellectual and interpersonal skills to successfully manage a multi-disciplinary research agenda. Responsibilities will be broad - including project design and management, research, writing, media work, people and budget management, fundraising, and contributing to corporate planning and activity. Key responsibilities • To develop ippr’s Migration, Trade and Development research strategy in consultation with colleagues, and to position ippr as a leader in public policy debates and research around this theme. • To plan and manage ippr’s research within the theme, with overall responsibility for project delivery, finance and outputs, including oversight of a major international research programme on irregular migration. • To lead a major new piece of research and policy work on ‘Defining a New Progressive Consensus on Migration in the UK’, including engagement with high-level policy and political stakeholders, new primary research and the production of high-quality written outputs as required. • To develop and maintain knowledge, profile and a network of contacts relevant to the research theme, and play a significant role in influencing public policy. • To identify funding sources, raise new funds for research within the theme, and maintain relationships with existing funders. • To represent ippr on migration, trade and development issues to relevant external audiences including government, media, academia, and conferences/events. • To share responsibility for the development of ippr’s wider research programme including by contributing to new project development and research reviews; to contribute to wider discussions of organisational strategy.
Person specification Skills and experience Essential: • Demonstrable expertise in the field of Migration, Trade and Development. • Highly developed research skills, experience of thinking strategically about research priorities, and a track record of published research relevant to this position. • A demonstrable track record of successfully influencing public policy. • Extensive project management (including setting and controlling budgets) and people management experience (including coaching and performance management of staff). • Experience of fundraising for research from a variety of sources. • Excellent contacts amongst practitioners, policy makers and academics in relevant fields. • Experience of and commitment to working in a collaborative and inclusive style and acceptance of being subject to peer review. • Excellent communication and presentation skills. • Dynamic and proactive approach to problem solving. • Wide-ranging media record, with experience in writing for print media and appearances on broadcast media. • Commitment to the values and ethos of ippr.
Terms and conditions ippr’s structures reflect informal and flexible ways of working that are responsive to changes in staff and priorities. Post Associate Director (Migration, Trade & Development) Maternity Cover Salary Circa £43,000 per annum pro rata plus benefits inclusive of inner London weighting Location Our offices are currently based near Embankment, London WC2. We reserve the right to move your base within the Central London area (within a 10 mile radius of Charing Cross) in the event of the organisation relocating to new offices. Working hours This post is 22.5 hours a week. Exact timings can be individually negotiated with your line manager. Due to the nature of this post you will sometimes be expected to work outside these hours, occasionally in the evenings with due notice (care will be taken to provide notice, and support will be given, for example in the case of childcare). Overtime is not paid, and we do not operate a time-off-in-lieu (TOIL) policy, but we do embrace flexible working practices and endeavor to accommodate requests for flexible working where possible. Probation period All appointments are subject to a six-month probationary period. Notice period You are required to give 2 months notice. Annual Leave 25 days per annum pro rata + statutory holiday. Union ippr has a recognition agreement with Unite Union and staff are encouraged to join (the decision to join is at the full discretion and personal choice of all members of staff and will not affect any aspect of your employment). Smoking policy Smoking in ippr offices is not permitted.