What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care - Prototyping Workstream Lead
The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice. A partnership between the Big Lottery Fund, the Economic and Social Research Council and Nesta, we aim to stimulate the demand for and use of evidence in decision-making across national government, local government, practitioners, and service delivery organisations.
The Alliance is working in a consortium to set up a What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care. This is a new project to foster evidence-informed practice in the sector in England. With £10m funding from the Department for Education, the Centre is currently being established by a Development Team and its Research Partner. The Development Team is a consortium, led by Nesta and its Alliance for Useful Evidence, in partnership with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), FutureGov and the consultancy Traversum. The Centre will become a fully independent organisation by summer 2020. The Centre will develop a strong evidence base around effective interventions and practice systems in children’s social care, and support their implementation by practitioners and decision makers. Its goal will be to improve outcomes for children and their families by supporting translation of evidence into better practice on the ground. For more information: https://www.nesta.org.uk/project/what-works-for-children
To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement outlining clearly how you would succeed in the role to [email protected], citing “WWC PWL Application” in the Subject of the email.
Please outline your salary expectations for the role or standard daily rate. This role can be appointed through an employment contract or contractor arrangement.
The closing date for completed applications is 5pm Monday 28th May 2018 and interviews will take place 4th-8th June 2018