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Reference: 90120

Date Added: 6 September 2023
Closing Date: 27 September 2023

Job Title: Senior Evidence Officers

Working For: a client of Whiton Maynard

Location: London

Salary: £44,310 - £50,000 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

Please see: https://www.whitonmaynard.com/senior-evidence-officers-3-posts.html

Foundations - What Works Centre for Children & Families

Foundations has recently launched as a new organisation, following a merger of two sister organisations (What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care and Early Intervention Foundation) lead by Chief Executive, Dr Jo Casebourne. With a shared aim, they are excited about the opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children by using and championing evidence. They need more highly skilled advocates of high quality evidence across a broad range of subjects in early intervention and children’s social care sector. This is an exciting time to join Foundations: they’re a new organisation with some ambitious aims and their people are essential to their success.


The Senior Evidence Officers will lead the day-to-day delivery of work to develop and maintain the Evidence Toolkit and Practice Guides. This includes setting research questions for new synthesis work, commissioning partners to produce new evidence synthesis, overseeing programme assessment, translating synthesis findings for practice and policy. The Senior Evidence Officer will also support the Head of Evidence Synthesis to develop new tools and guidance to support this portfolio of work. These roles will also line manager Evidence Officers.


To be successful in this role you will need to have a good understanding of the context for family support services, excellent understanding of high quality research and outstanding communication to talk about their work to a wide range of stakeholders.

They're looking for people who are passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families. They want people from all backgrounds to join their team. They offer competitive salaries, respect for work-life balance, learning and development and a great office location situated in the Evidence Quarter in the heart of St James’, home to a number of like-minded research organisations.

Please see the Role Profile (within the link above) for full details.

As specialist recruiters we are committed to building inclusive and diverse organisations, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 27 September 2023

Interview/Start Dates

Closing: 12pm

Application Details

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a separate Supporting Statement (max 2 sides of A4) addressing the two questions below to tim@whitonmaynard.com

1) Why do you want to work at Foundations

2) Explain how you believe your kills and experience will provide specific value in relation to the essential and desirable criteria outlined in the job description/role profile.

Website: http://whitonmaynard.com

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