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!

Equality and Diversity

WWCSC is an exciting and fast-paced place to work. We are proud to have a diverse team and we are committed to building on this and ensuring our workplace is inclusive and accessible. We welcome candidates from minority and marginalised groups and given our subject area, we are also keen to see applications from people who have lived experience of the children’s social care sector. Please help us monitor this by completing our Equality and Diversity monitoring form.

Right to Work

Please note that all candidates must have the right to work in the UK. We are not able to sponsor visas.

Current Vacancies


Programmes Manager

We’re looking to recruit additional Programmes Managers to join a well-established Programmes Team, supporting the delivery of existing programmes and the design and delivery of future funding streams.

More info and how to apply

Deadline: 1st August 2022

Please note we are reviewing on a rolling basis, so please apply before the deadline.

Practice Development Manager

We are looking for a social worker to bring experience of social work practice to the delivery of WWCSC’s engagement and practice development strategies.

More info and how to apply

Deadline: 5pm, 26th July 2022