Vacancy: Director of the IER

The IER is recruiting for a new Director.

3 Sep 2021| News

  • Role: Director
  • Hours: 35 hours a week.
  • Holidays: 30 days plus public holidays (with additional 5 days after 5 years)
  • Salary: £45 – £52,000 depending on knowledge and experience.
  • Pension: 9% employer contribution
  • Location: Negotiable but regular attendance at the Liverpool or London office will be expected once the office reopens. Plus attendance at IER London events will be essential.
  • Responsible to: IER Officers.

The Institute of Employment Rights is looking for a new Director to lead our small but busy office.

This is a great opportunity to contribute your skills to an established and well-respected think tank. Originating in the labour movement, IER works with a broad network of experts including academics, lawyers and trade unionists to produce high quality, authoritative publications and events.

The Director plays a key role in commissioning and developing projects, attracting funding, promoting the work of IER across the labour movement and ensuring the smooth running of the organisation.

We are looking for an individual with experience of the trade union movement, who is able to work well under pressure, prioritise a busy workload, deliver projects to tight deadlines and is prepared to travel to represent IER at appropriate events.

This post can be based in our Liverpool or London office, you will work as part of a small, committed team, reporting to the IER Officers and Executive Committee.

IER promotes equal opportunities and welcomes applications from qualified persons regardless of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion or belief.

For more about this role and the person specification, please download the information pack below.

Please complete the application and equal opportunities monitoring forms and return both by email to by 12 noon on Friday 1st October 2021.

Shortlisting will take place on 5th October and interviews will be held on Friday 8th October via Zoom.

Download job description, person specification and application form