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Research and Evaluation Officer (CSA Centre) (3298)

One year fixed term to cover a secondment.

Are you a researcher who would enjoy working with us to inform local and national policy and practice, improving the response to child sexual abuse in England and Wales? This is an exciting opportunity to join our unique, dynamic, multi-disciplinary team as a Research and Evaluation Officer.

We are looking for a highly organised individual with research and evaluation skills and experience. We are particularly interested in people who have experience of research ethics scrutiny, quantitative analysis and/or fieldwork engaging with children and young people.

Applications for secondment will be considered.

About us

We are the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (the CSA Centre). Our aim is to create a future where children are free from the threat and harm of sexual abuse by radically improving how we prevent and respond to the issue through really understanding its causes, scope, scale and impact.

Funded by the Home Office and hosted by Barnardo's, we are independent and will challenge any barriers, assumptions, taboos and ways of working that prevent us from increasing our understanding and improving our approach to tackling child sexual abuse.

We are focused on building knowledge and understanding by:

  • Collating and analysing existing research, policy, practice and the real  experiences of those affected, and filling the gaps we identify with new research, insights and analysis;
  • Using that evidence and insight to challenge and improve existing policy and practice, develop new approaches and increase everyone's knowledge and confidence to more effectively tackle the issue. 

Fixed Term end date: 31 March 2020

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.

The CSA Centre is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively encourage applications from disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, as they are currently under-represented at the CSA Centre.

About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.


Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

Our basis and values

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Barnardo House, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Essex, England, IG6 1QG
  • Location:
    Barnardo House, Barkingside
  • Contract type:
    Fixed term
  • Hours:
  • Salary :
    £26,966.83 - £34,602.20 plus £1,885.27 OLW
  • Closing Date:
    31 March 2019
  • Interview Date:
    11 April 2019
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