The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK-wide charity dedicated solely to tackling child sexual abuse.

Our Stop It Now! helpline and project has one overarching aim – to prevent child sexual abuse. We are passionate about this aim and throw all our energy into it. We look for people who want to do the same.

Take a look at this article to see what life is like working for us.

Head of research and evaluation

Bromsgrove, Worcestershire,
Epsom, Surrey or
Permanent, full-time
£40,000-£42,000 per annum

This exciting new role is a unique opportunity to make your mark in research contributing to the prevention of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

This post reflects our commitment to growing the evidence base about the protection of children from harm both in the UK and internationally. The post will focus on research, publication, knowledge exchange and linkage of emerging evidence to ongoing service improvement and redesign.

You will have a high level of expertise in analysing data for impact evaluation within the human services or child protection field. You will have a postgraduate qualification relevant to our field of work and already published research that has influenced policy and/or practice. You will be an energetic professional, proactive and outcome focused with exceptional communication and relationship skills and with a finger on the pulse of latest research relevant to our area of practice. A great team player, you will strive for excellence in everything that you do.

You will undertake as well as coordinate all aspects of research and evaluation within The Lucy Faithfull Foundation, including that undertaken in collaboration with other organisations and academics. You will support colleagues in research activities; conduct and oversee literature reviews; lead on the design and development of data collection tools; engage with a range of beneficiaries including perpetrators of child sexual abuse as well as survivors of sexual harm; undertake qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis and write up for publication in high quality journals; develop external networks to foster research collaborations; inform the development of research objectives/proposals and identify potential sources of funding.

The post is likely to be based at either our Bromsgrove, Epsom or Edinburgh offices and is full time. However, we would welcome conversations from candidates who are looking for flexibility in working in relation to any aspects of the post. We will also consider a secondment.

Applications can be obtained from:

Closing date for receipt of applications: 3 October 2021

Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to hold CVs on file, so please don’t send speculative job or work placement applications.

We are sorry that due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback and might not always be able to inform unsuccessful applications. If you haven’t heard from us by two weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful this time.

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