Research & Evaluation Officer

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 highqualityresearch, 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. Ithelpsusto understand the impact we havein our work with children,familiesand communities,how we can improvethat work, andenables us to understandthe 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 


        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.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff, volunteers, agency workers and consultants to share this commitment.

  • Annually:
    £29,500 - £33,245 and London weighting allowance or home based allowance depending on where based
  • Region:
    Flexible & home working
  • Location:
    Flexible & Home Based
  • Department:
    Research and Evidence
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term
  • Working Hours Per Week:
  • Duration of Fixed Term:
    until end of March 2022
  • Closing Date:
    25 June 2021

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