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Senior Research & Policy Officer (4678)

We have an exciting opportunity in our Policy and Campaigns team. Do you have what it takes to develop policy research for the UK's largest children's charity that will transform the lives of the most vulnerable children and young people

Barnardo's Policy & Campaigns Team aims to improve the lives of children through influencing public policy and practice. We use evidence based policy research and analysis to campaign and lobby across Government and through the media. We are driven by a relentless determination to effect positive sustained change.

Bringing proven experience of research methods including direct engagement with vulnerable groups, you will play a pivotal role in informing policy initiatives from evidence based research.  You will need an understanding of the Westminster policy context on a range of issues impacting on the most vulnerable children, The ability to communicate your findings to a range of audiences is also important, together with strong report writing and team working skills. 

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, Barkingside
Barnardo House, Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Essex, England, IG6 1QG
  • Location:
    Barnardo House, Barkingside
  • Contract type:
  • Hours:
  • Salary :
    £31,748 - £41,354 (Plus Outer London Weighting of £1,885.27)
  • Closing Date:
    23 September 2019
  • Interview Date:
    01 October 2019
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