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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!

New role: Research and Programmes Manager

This senior post will play a cross cutting role across some of the centre’s most exciting and important programmes of work. The post holder will manager a small team working on randomised controlled trials and other forms of evaluation within Children’s Social Care, and will be responsible for managing grants programmes and calls for funding, ensuring that the centre’s work is as impactful and rigorous as possible.

Information on how to apply  

Deadline: Midday 24th July 2019


Get involved

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.