Senior Adviser, Strategic Commissioning (Early Intervention Foundation)
Vauxhall, London

Vacancy Reference: 01942

Location: Vauxhall, London

Closing Date: 03/07/2020

Salary: £44,401 – £46,738 pa, plus generous benefits

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

Department: Not applicable

Hours Per week: 35

Hours: 35 hours; Flexible working considered

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is a young, dynamic and ambitious charity established in 2013 to champion and support the use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing poor outcomes.

As a member of the government’s What Works Network, EIF has a pivotal role as the go-to source for evidence and advice on effective early intervention for children and young people.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced change manager who can influence and advise strategic commissioners across England to use our evidence, processes and resources to create programmes that make a real difference to the outcomes for vulnerable children and young people. 

You’ll keep abreast of national and local policy, building strong relationships with Whitehall, sector bodies, national charities and local public services.  You’ll collaborate with our researchers and academic experts to identify and communicate the implications of research findings for policy and practice and work closely with local leaders and commissioners on r the best ways to use evidence to guide local decisions. 

We are looking for somebody who understands the strategic commissioning process within local authorities, the NHS and other public bodies.  The right person will have experience of strategy development in child and family services, as well an understanding of national policy and local public sector strategy and delivery relating to early intervention.

To be successful, you will be a strong communicator with excellent project management skills.  You will also have a strong appreciation and understanding of the way evidence can support decision making.  Above all, you will be passionate and committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families, flexible, and a strong team-player.

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.

To apply
Please visit our website, for more information and details on how to apply. 

Closing date:      9am, Friday 3 July 2020
Interview date:   Monday 15 July 2020 (interviews will be held virtually)


This vacancy is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.