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Recruiting new trustees

We are seeking new trustees who:

  • Are committed to ensuring children and families in contact with the care system are effectively supported;
  • Can help us think long term and strategically;
  • Have strong communication skills and a critical and curious mind;
  • Understand how complex systems operate and can be improved.

More information about the roles are included in our information pack.

Deadline: 20th September 2019


WWCSC is looking for a Research Assistant.

This role will provide support to our ambitious research programme, which spans randomised controlled trials in workforce wellbeing, evaluations of whole system changes, machine learning, and much more.

The Research Assistant will have a crucial role in ensuring the smooth implementation and running of trials and evaluations run by the Centre; including liaising with project partners (which includes local authorities and academics), managing data collection processes, compiling trial materials, in addition to other tasks as required by the project(s).

More information on how to apply for this role. 

Deadline: 12pm 6th September 2019


What Works for Children’s Social Care is a social purpose startup, dedicated to providing the best possible research to help children and families, social workers, and the social work system to thrive.

Just as our research utilises a wide range of methodologies, and covers a range of outcomes for children at all stages of their life and with a huge variety of levels of need, we need a diverse and talented team to help us achieve our mission.

So, whether you are a researcher or a social worker (or both), a programme manager or a product developer, an educator or an administrator, or something else entirely – or if you want to be – please consider the roles advertised below, or check back again soon.

All that we ask is that you are passionate about helping young people and their families, and believe in the impact that research can have. We know that great colleagues can come from anywhere – so whoever you are, we want to hear from you!


Ethics Chair

What Works for Children’s Social Care is looking for a chair for our Research Ethics Committee. The Research Ethics Committee (REC) is responsible for reviewing the research proposals of WWCSC to identify ethical considerations and make recommendations on whether to proceed with and/or amend the research. The main purpose the REC Chair is to provide leadership to, and management of the REC.

If you are interested in applying please find more information please find more information here. Deadline extended: 12pm  23rd August