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We're currently recruiting for the following roles:

  • Head of Communications and External Affairs
  • Head of Qualitative Research
  • Head of Statistics and Surveys

 

Head of Communications and External Affairs

The Children’s Commissioner for England is recruiting a Head of Communications and External Affairs to support the delivery of her ambitious five-year plan which aims to transform outcomes for children - especially the most vulnerable. The Commissioner uses legal powers to shine a light where children are insufficiently protected against abuses by public or private authorities. Her messages to policy and decision makers, leaders of industry, charities and sometimes parents provide insight, evidence and challenge to us all to provide the best support possible for children as they grow up.

The successful candidate will be a leading strategic communicator to inform and shape public discourse and secure national support for her work.

National media and opinion formers will hold you in high regard as a knowledgeable and credible communications professional. Working closely with the Commissioner you will help to deliver ambitious change for children in England. 

Specific duties:

  • To work with the Director of Strategy to lead and deliver an impactful strategic communications strategy to secure public and political support for the Children’s Commissioner’s priorities and place them at the heart of national debate.
  • To develop strong relationships with journalists as a credible ‘go to’ partner for informed, well-respected content on children’s issues.
  • To deliver impactful proactive media communications including fast-paced and responsive comment with the support of the Head of News.
  • To build strong relationships and collaborations with media partners.
  • To lead the development and delivery of a digital communications strategy.
  • To manage and support the communication team to produce creative, effective and impactful work.

Salary: £61,000 to £71,000 per annum 

Please download the attached job description and send a copy of your CV, application form and supporting equal opportunities & diversity form to occ.recruitment@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk by noon on 29 March 2017. 

Interviews will be held on 4 April 2017.

 

Head of Qualitative Research

The Children’s Commissioner for England is embarking on a 5-year strategic plan to improve outcomes for all children - especially those who are most vulnerable.  

The Commissioner uses legal powers to shine a light where children are insufficiently protected against abuses by public or private authorities.  Her messages to policy and decision makers, leaders of industry, charities and sometimes parents provide insight, evidence and challenge to us all to provide the best support possible for children as they grow up.

An exciting new role has been created in the evidence team to be a part of the Children’s Commissioner’s ground-breaking work to make a real difference for vulnerable children and young people. The post will lead the direct research work of the Children’s Commissioner with children. The post-holder will design, deliver and commission engagement and evidence and support the rigour, impact and representativeness of this work. The post holder will help to set a national standard of robust and meaningful youth engagement and work with academics and agencies to integrate qualitative research into policy and practice.

The successful candidate will possess at least Masters level degree in a qualitative social science including advanced training on research methods and have rich knowledge and understanding of qualitative research methods.

This a permanent post but we would welcome applications from candidates seeking a secondment.

Salary £50,000 to £59,000 per annum

lf you would like to be part of our ground-breaking research team please download the attached job description and send a copy of your CV, application form and supporting equal opportunities & diversity form to occ.recruitment@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk by noon on Monday 3 April 2017.

Interviews will be held on 12 April 2017.

 

Head of Statistics and Surveys

The Children’s Commissioner for England is embarking on a 5-year strategic plan to improve outcomes for all children - especially those who are most vulnerable.  

The Commissioner uses legal powers to shine a light where children are insufficiently protected against abuses by public or private authorities.  Her messages to policy and decision makers, leaders of industry, charities and sometimes parents provide insight, evidence and challenge to us all to provide the best support possible for children as they grow up.

An exciting new role has been created in the evidence team to be a part of the Children’s Commissioner’s ground-breaking work to make a real difference for vulnerable children and young people. This is a job for an ambitious and skilled statistician and survey design expert who will lead on gathering and holding data in secure ways, including linking and matching data, with maximum value for analysis and reporting. You will ensure that policies and procedures for holding data are fit for purpose and delivered in practice. You will lead and support colleagues in designing and commissioning data collection. You will support supervision and collaboration with government statisticians, leading charities, academics, think tanks and local government.

The successful candidate will possess at least Masters level degree in a quantitative social science including statistics and survey design and have rich knowledge and understanding of survey design, sampling and data collection approaches.

This a permanent post but we would welcome applications from candidates seeking a secondment.

Salary: £50,000 to £59,000 per annum depending upon experience

lf you would like to be part of our ground-breaking research team please download the attached job description and send a copy of your CV, application form and supporting equal opportunities & diversity form to occ.recruitment@childrenscommissioner.gsi.gov.uk by noon on Monday 3rd April 2017.

Interviews will be held on 24 April 2017.