Research Ethics Committee (REC) Members

We are seeking to recruit 7-9 REC members to sit on an ethics committee which reviews research proposals for projects to be delivered or commissioned by the WWCSC, providing an advisory role to the Centre. The main purpose of REC members is to collaboratively and carefully review projects undertaken internally by WWCSC, and occasionally those commissioned to other research agencies where it is not possible for them to be reviewed by their own REC. In the first instance, the REC will be responsible for advising the Centre on the compliance of its research to the ESRC’s framework of research ethics. The REC will provide robust and impartial advice on the ethical implications of various research proposals, working directly with researchers to express any concerns.

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Deadline: 12pm 2nd March 2020

Practice Development Manager

This role will engage with social workers and the wider sector, supporting local authorities to develop evidence mindedness and evidence readiness, and play a leading role in our “Practice in Need of Evidence” programme, building capacity and evidence around promising practice developed by practitioners.

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Deadline: 12pm 7th October

Data Scientist

Join us on a short term contract or secondment  to undertake the analysis for one local authority, based in London. You will be able to build on and further develop an existing code base from analysis at two local authorities so far, and you will be supported remotely by WWCSC’s Data Science Manager. The project will feed into an overall report, evaluating the technical feasibility of predictive models, which will be published in Spring 2020.

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Deadline: 12pm 11th October

Head of Practice (maternity cover)

We are looking for a qualified social worker to advise the Executive Director and other senior executives on issues in children’s social care and on how best to engage the sector, and to ensure that WWCSC’s decisions are attuned to the sector. The post holder will build and manage relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across the sector and assist with the design, management and delivery of the Centre’s range of products and services aimed at boosting sector capability, motivation and opportunity to adopt evidence-based practice.

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Deadline: 12pm 14th October

What Works for Children’s Social Care is a social purpose startup, dedicated to providing the best possible research to help children and families, social workers, and the social work system to thrive.

Just as our research utilises a wide range of methodologies, and covers a range of outcomes for children at all stages of their life and with a huge variety of levels of need, we need a diverse and talented team to help us achieve our mission.

So, whether you are a researcher or a social worker (or both), a programme manager or a product developer, an educator or an administrator, or something else entirely – or if you want to be – please consider the roles advertised below, or check back again soon.

All that we ask is that you are passionate about helping young people and their families, and believe in the impact that research can have. We know that great colleagues can come from anywhere – so whoever you are, we want to hear from you!

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Ethics Chair

What Works for Children’s Social Care is looking for a chair for our Research Ethics Committee. The Research Ethics Committee (REC) is responsible for reviewing the research proposals of WWCSC to identify ethical considerations and make recommendations on whether to proceed with and/or amend the research. The main purpose the REC Chair is to provide leadership to, and management of the REC.

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