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IPSE exists to support the self-employed with the challenges they face - from being paid on time to receiving fairer maternity pay. We represent 68,000 independent professionals across a range of sectors.

This role would suit someone keen to start a career in public policy and work in a friendly and experienced policy/public affairs team.

Key responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for issues in specific sectors and identify relevant new policy/campaign development opportunities;
  • Assist in the production of relevant policy and political analysis;
  • Help the team undertake relevant research and analysis, and be able to deliver this research in a coherent way to a variety of audiences;
  • Assist in parliamentary, press and political monitoring;
  • Respond to relevant consultations by Government and other key bodies;
  • Create written material for external and internal use and ensure documents and records are updated as required;
  • Generate content for the IPSE e-newsletter, IPSE Magazine and website;
  • Attend IPSE meetings and external meetings when required;
  • Ensure a good working relationship with IPSE’s stakeholders;
  • Provide administrative support to the policy and external relations team, including organising meetings, travel and events, taking minutes, etc.


  • Good understanding of the UK Parliament and political system would be advantageous, but is not essential as long as the candidate is willing to learn;
  • The role would ideally suit an individual with a degree in English, Politics, History or any other social science.


  • Experience of working in a policy or public affairs environment desirable but not essential;
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and relationship management an advantage;
  • Experience of writing policy papers, briefings, blogs or any other written content an advantage.


  • Ability to write clearly and concisely for a range of different audiences is essential;
  • Flexible approach to the work is essential;
  • Willingness to take ownership of issues and tasks to support the team;
  • Willingness to undertake administrative tasks as part of day to day role;
  • Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines;
  • Excellent communication, team-working and interpersonal skills are essential.

Closing date

Applications for this post closed 11:59pm on Tuesday 18th July 2017