“If like me, the words strategy and knowledge, combined with our mission of preventing child abuse and neglect, motivate you to come to work and give your best every day, then this is the place for you, and I cannot wait to welcome you to the NSPCC!”
Join us to make our vision for childhood a reality. You will be part of a supportive and nurturing directorate where you’ll have opportunities to learn and contribute every day. You will engage with national issues relating to policy, practice and research and you will have the opportunity to influence positive change for children. We have a lively learning culture within Strategy and Knowledge, and you will be supported to expand your knowledge and put your skills into practice.
We are a department of over 140 professionals working hybrid across all NSPCC offices and from home. We bring together the core knowledge base of the NSPCC, so that the organisation speaks with one authoritative voice; grounded in the reality of children’s lives, practitioner expertise and the best available evidence. We drive the organisational strategy, working across the organisation to plan and measure our progress towards our strategic goals. We also develop and hold our positions on key policy issues, influencing policymakers, as well as conducting and commissioning research to drive positive change. We develop and scale direct services for children and families, informed by the best available evidence. Our knowledge on child protection and safeguarding in the UK is unrivalled, and we spread it widely.
It is the job of our Development and Implementation team to oversee the development, testing and scale-up of NSPCC services. They in turn work closely with Policy and Public Affairs, who develop the NSPCC’s positions on key policy issues, and harness these to influence policy makers and external stakeholders. Our Knowledge and Information Service is the most comprehensive resource on child protection and safeguarding in the UK and is there to provide the information our people and external audiences need to keep children safe. Our Research and Evidence team conduct and commission research and use this to drive positive change. And finally, our Strategy and Performance team work collaboratively across the organisation, planning and directly delivering programmes, that move us closer to our strategic vision.
This refers to qualities that help you communicate with and work well with others, including listening actively, understanding the needs of others, managing your emotions and interpreting non-verbal communication such as body language.
Having drive and determination indicates that you are goal-oriented and willing to invest a lot of effort into your work to accomplish your objectives and overcome challenges. Candidates who possess this quality tend to enjoy their jobs and contribute to a productive and positive environment by showing passion and dedication for their work.
Being willing to learn new skills shows that you're motivated to develop yourself and grow in your career. Demonstrating your willingness to learn can let employers know that you are coachable and motivated to take on new challenges to become as qualified and proficient in your role as possible.
Attention to detail refers to your ability to complete tasks accurately and thoroughly for all areas involved. Being detail-oriented is an important quality as it suggests that you are attentive, efficient and productive.
Teamwork skills have to do with your ability to work with others in a team. This includes how you handle tasks such as collaboration, resolving group conflicts and sharing responsibilities. Working harmoniously in a team environment is an essential skill as almost every job involves working with other people to achieve common goals and objectives.
Problem-solving abilities allow you to identify problems and solve them efficiently and effectively. Being a good problem solver allows you to understand and analyse problems and develop creative and strategic solutions, even with limited resources available.
We usually have a wide range of opportunities and we’re always on the lookout for great talent! Please join our talent pool so we can keep you updated on what is happening at NSPCC and let you know about any future roles that come up.