About the role
The post is an opportunity to join an organisation close to the heart of policy-making across England. You will be an exceptional and committed individual looking for an opportunity to learn about policy and practice and support the improvement of outcomes for children, young people and families through the rigorous use of evidence.
The successful candidate will be a key member of our programme assessment team which tests the rigour of evaluation evidence underpinning interventions designed to improve outcomes for children. They will also play a role in wider EIF research activity including rapid evidence reviews, systematic reviews and primary research.
One of a Research Officer’s primary responsibilities is playing a key role in our programme assessment activity. This involves conducting detailed analysis of the evaluation evidence underpinning programmes designed to improve outcomes for children, so that they can be included in the EIF Guidebook. This requires assessing technical papers against EIF’s standards of evidence, forming preliminary judgements on programmes’ effectiveness and presenting findings to our panel of external experts.
Research Officers are encouraged to gain experience of the wider policy and practice context of the Foundation, by attending seminars, briefings and other meetings in Government departments, local Places, research organisations and think tanks.
About the Early Intervention Foundation
The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is a young, dynamic and ambitious charity established in 2013 to champion and support the use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing negative outcomes.
As a member of the government’s What Works Network, EIF has a pivotal role as the go-to source for evidence and advice on early intervention for children and young people. We have a responsibility to communicate ‘what works’ in a way that is robust and transparent in its use of evidence, and also relevant and accessible for national and local audiences, including policymakers, public service commissioners and managers, and frontline practitioners and service providers.
Please see more information here: http://www.eif.org.uk/get-involved/