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Research and Evaluation Officer (Local Lead)

  • Full time
  • £31,266 – £35,529
  • Glasgow (Govan)
  • Closing 29th May 2023

  • Advertised from 16th May 2023
  • 35 hours per week.


Child abuse is preventable if we all work together.

This is our belief. It drives us. Our purpose is to work with communities to fight for every childhood.

Together for Childhood at the NSPCC is our long-term project working with local communities to make them safer for children. We work with local partners and families to come together to prevent abuse and tackle the problems that cause it, head-on. Join the Together for Childhood team in Glasgow as a Research & Evaluation Officer and lead the development and implementation of our local evaluation and learning work.

Do you want to join a team where you can grow, lead and drive change?

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, creatively address challenges, and work with others towards to inclusive and lasting change. As local lead, you'll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and support those you work with to thrive in their roles.

This role will manage a Research and Evaluation Assistant, and together the Glasgow Together for Childhood evaluation team will lead on developing new and interesting opportunities to understand and assess how the initiative is working for children and families in their local communities.

Do you want to lead on innovative research and evaluation to tackle child abuse and neglect?

Together for Childhood is a place-based initiative which aims to radically improve the way we tackle child abuse and neglect through systems change. Together for Childhood sites are places of continuous learning and the NSPCC conducts research and evaluation to provide insight into what works and what makes a difference.

We're looking for an experienced researcher to lead on the design and implementation of local evaluation projects, as well as supporting the central evaluation of Together for Childhood. Specifically we're looking for:

  • A strong background in qualitative and quantitative methodologies and their application in community settings, including children and young people
  • A commitment to collaborative, inclusive and participatory practice
  • Strong skills in building respectful and productive relationships with children, families and their community
  • The ability to share findings to varied audiences, but particularly with the community TfC works in

The post is full-time and permanent but part-time/flexible working will be considered. Your base is the Govan Service Centre but it will be possible to work from home for part of the week. Some travel to other NSPCC locations, including London, will be necessary.

Application notes

Closing Date: 29 May 2023

To find out more ans to apply, please visit our website.

As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.