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Assistant Director of Evidence

£66,551 – £70,054, plus generous benefits
Full-time, permanent, flexible working considered
Applications close: 12pm, 30 July 2021
Interviews (virtual): w/c 9 August 2021

We are looking for an exceptional and experienced researcher and leader to add senior capacity to the evidence team as we expand our evidence outputs. The right candidate will have subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: early years, mental health and wellbeing, vulnerability, or applied evaluation.

This is a unique opportunity to bring deep subject matter expertise and excellent leadership and management skills to a highly respected evidence team, supporting the director of evidence to deliver EIF’s work programmes. This role will be involved in designing EIF’s evidence strategy, as well as leading on strategic projects.

To be successful, the right candidate will have significant experience of leading and delivering complex projects and a strong research background in a relevant field. They will also understand key public policy and services. Above all, they will be passionate and committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families.The postholder should be a flexible and strong team-player dedicated to building and supporting a diverse and inclusive team through strong communication.

If you are looking to use and develop your research skills, work across a diverse portfolio of work and contribute to research that will have real impact, we want to hear from you. We are looking to expand the mix and diversity of our team and are particularly keen to receive applications from experts from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

To apply

Please download the job description and application form, and return your completed form to

Note that only applications made using our form will be accepted.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do at EIF. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of our stakeholders and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work-life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for our roles. We will consider applicants from any part of England who wish to be home-based providing they are able to travel to the EIF office in London and to local authority areas across England as required.

More about us

Our benefits

At EIF we have a comprehensive package of benefits for our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, pension and flexible working arrangements, our employee benefits package includes:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • enhanced parental leave and pay
  • employee assistance programme
  • 24/7 access to a GP
  • life cover
  • cycle to work scheme
  • travel loan.


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