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We are looking for new members for our evidence panel, which plays an important advisory role in setting the strategic direction and content of our evidence generation programme. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the direction of how evidence is used to make decisions about early intervention for children and young people.

We are looking for experts across a range of academic and professional disciplines, including developmental psychology, neuroscience, evaluation, economics, psychiatry and genetics. We are also looking to expand the diversity of the panel and are particularly keen to receive applications from experts from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds and early-career researchers.

You do not need to have previous experience. What we are looking for is people with sound judgment, independence of thought, integrity and a strong commitment to teamwork.

This is a voluntary appointment of three years. Members of the evidence panel are required to attend two meetings each year (a time commitment of approximately 10–12 hours per year). Following the lifting of lockdown restrictions we aim to return to face-to-face meetings in our office in central London, although attending remotely will remain an option.

For further details, please see the role description, or email associates@eif.org.uk to arrange an informal conversation with the director of evidence.

To apply, please submit a copy of your CV along with a supporting letter/statement of no more than one side of A4 to associates@eif.org.uk, outlining your interest in the position.

Closing date: 9.00am, Tuesday 4 May 2021

Interviews will take place during the weeks commencing Monday 17 May and Monday 24 May.


What have you learned about effective ways to reduce parental conflict and improve outcomes for children?

We are collecting examples of how local areas are introducing change, adapting their strategies and changing the way they work. Now that the national Reducing Parental Conflict Programme is underway, we are interested in telling the stories of local places who are innovating, testing and learning about how to improve outcomes for children in their area by tackling damaging conflict between parents.

A selection of practice examples will be considered for sharing via our Reducing Parental Conflict Hub and Reducing Parental Conflict Commissioner Guide.

Submit your practice examples via our online form.

This form needs to be completed in one visit – we’ve listed the questions below, so that you can prepare before you start. If you would like a personalised link to the form, so that you can come and go as many times as you need to before submitting it, please email robyn.tulloch@eif.org.uk

You may submit details about something that you have done already, or something that you have plans in place to do.

The questions in the form ask about:

  • the problem you are trying to address
  • how you know this is a problem
  • the solution you are introducing
  • whether this solution is rooted in evidence
  • what steps are involved in implementing this solution
  • your intended results
  • how you are measuring progress against these outcomes.

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