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Research and Development Officer

National Children's Bureau
Hybrid working from Devon or Sheffield (Home based within UK for the right candidate)
£33,194 with generous benefits package including 30 days annual leave (pro-rata)
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

We are looking for a talented Research and Development Officer to join our team.

Research in Practice is now a member of the National Children’s Bureau family. For over 60 years the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) has been building a better childhood for all.

Research in Practice works with organisations across the children and adults social care, health and criminal justice sectors, supporting them to develop an evidence-informed approach to their work. Our focus is on using evidence from research, practice and lived experience, to provide resources that improve policy and services, in order to achieve positive outcomes for people of all ages.

Research and Development Officer
Advertising Reference: 2375
Location: Hybrid working from Devon or Sheffield. Home based within the UK for the right candidate.
Status: Fixed Term Contract - 1 Year
Salary: £33,194 (with a guaranteed annual increment for the first 3 years of service)

As our ideal candidate, you will have direct practice experience in social care, health or criminal justice settings and research experience and we are also open to applications from people with other relevant experience. You will be an organised, positive, and IT-literate professional. You will use your excellent presentation and writing skills and current sector knowledge to develop and deliver resources to support the sector, including publications and workshops.

You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, and used to collaborative working. You will have the communication skills to inspire, influence and engage others. Above all, you will share our passion for helping others to use evidence to improve the lives of people of all ages.

Applications close at 08:00am on Monday 15 April 2024.

Please quote the job title and reference number in your application. CVs will not be accepted.

Assessment and interviews to be conducted on Monday 22 April 2024. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed to our website to complete your application for this position.

NCB is an equal opportunities employer and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and male candidates, as we would like to increase the representation of these groups at NCB. We strive for our workforce to be representative of the communities that we serve and we know that greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.

No agencies please.

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