Research Fellow (evaluation) – Social Research Unit (UK)

This is an opportunity for an early to mid-career researcher with a passion for improving children’s lives and an interest in seeing their research make a difference. The Social Research Unit (SRU) is a unique organisation with a 50-year history of influencing policy and practice in children’s services with high quality research.

The post offers a highly competitive salary, a good pension scheme and the option to be based in the Social Research Unit’s central London office at Somerset House (UK) or their head office in Dartington, Devon (UK).

The successful applicant will join the ‘What works’ team to lead two impact evaluations within the Realising Ambition programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. Realising Ambition is £25 million investment over 5 years in evidence-based and promising interventions to prevent young people getting involved in anti-social behaviour. The Big Lottery Fund have a particular interest in increasing the number of approaches that have been rigorously evaluated and have the potential to be replicated.

As well as working on this programme, the Research Fellow will have the opportunity to work with colleagues at SRU to develop proposals for new research and development projects, to publish in peer-refereed journals and to contribute to dissemination activities. This is a permanent position with opportunity for rapid career progression.

First round interviews will be held in London

in early April. Closing date: 21st March 2014

See the following link to the Social Research Unit’s website for further information, including the job description:

Social Research Unit’s website