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Full-time, based in London
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 20 March

Established in 2013, the Early Intervention Foundation is an independent charity and What Works Centre which champions and supports the use of effective early intervention for children with signals of risk. As well as assessing and disseminating the evidence on the effectiveness of early intervention programmes, our research and policy work aims to improve the social and emotional development of children and young people. Our aim is to increase the amount of effective early intervention to improve outcomes for children and their families.

We now seek a new Chief Executive who can drive our next phase of development. Working with a capable team and expert trustee board, we are looking for someone with the credibility, energy and tenacity to continue to develop our strong and respected national profile. Building on our highly credible evidence base, your key focus will be effectively disseminating and driving adoption of this evidence to change practice and policy. You will be responsible for developing cross-cutting and multi-agency national and regional partnerships to support change. You will also support the development of diverse funding sources to build a sustainable and resilient organisation.

Our ideal candidate will be an authoritative leader with exceptional ambassadorial skills. Credible and capable of articulating the case for, and importance of, early intervention, you will bring extensive experience of managing complex stakeholders at both a national and local level. With a keen understanding of public-sector delivery, you are likely to have a strong reputation in your field and will have credibility with the range of audiences with whom you will need to engage. An understanding of evidence and using this in practice will be valuable.

Alongside these outward-facing skills, we need a Chief Executive who brings a breadth of experience to shape effective organisational processes and systems so that we are focused, effective and impactful as we evolve.

You will be joining us at an exciting time, leading us from start-up to a more sustainable organisation – and providing the unique opportunity to position us as the ‘go-to’ organisation in our field and one that fundamentally improves children and young people’s life chances. If this inspires you, we’d like to hear from you.

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  • Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 20 March 2017

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