Research & Evaluation Officer

Children & Young People, Policy & Research, Social Care
Flexible/Home Based
Salary Details
£29,500 - £33,245 and London weighting allowance or home based allowance depending on where based
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Join us as Research and Evaluation Officer, and lead progress that means more.

Job Description

Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. It drives us. And it motivates our Strategy, Policy and Evidence team to maintain our position as an influential, informed and forceful voice at every level. Join us as Research and Evaluation Officer, and lead progress that means more.

The NSPCC’s mission is to stop child abuse and neglect. Outlined below are our three areas of focus from 2021 onwards and the impact we want to see for children in the next ten years:  

1. Everyone plays their part to prevent child abuse: working together to make it easier for everyone to play their part and create a social safety net that prevents child abuse and neglect. 

2. Every child is safe online: transforming the online world, so it's safe for every child to go online.

3. Children are supported: supporting children so they can speak out, feel safe, heard and understood - and abuse doesn't shape their future.

Research and Evidence Team Description  

The Research and Evidence team carries out, commissions and supports high quality research, including evaluation, relating to the three areas above. We seek to advance NSPCC's understanding of, and improve the evidence base about, the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and how to support children who have experienced it. It helps us to understand the impact we have in our work with children, families and communities, how we can improve that work, and enables us to understand the needs, wants and experiences of the children and families we seek to support.  

About you

We are looking for people with:

1.   Three years’ professional research experience, working in evaluation or social research 
or    Educated to degree level, with a significant research methods component, plus at least one year professional research experience. 

 2.  A demonstrable understanding of research design, and its application in different settings and contexts, gained either through professional or academic training. 

3.   Desirable: experience of working or volunteering with children and young people, preferably in a research setting. 

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.

To apply: Click the apply link and you will be redirected to the NSPCC recruitment page where you can download more information on the job and apply. Please do mention Ethical Jobseeker when applying to help to monitor our recruitment advertising.

Company Description

Over 130 years, we’ve helped thousands of children and families and acquired plenty of expertise on how to help even more. We respect our history and value our tradition, but we do not stand still. We are a modern vibrant charity making a real, tangible difference to other people’s lives.