Research and Practice Development Officer, Research in Practice

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SJ121707-Research and Practice Development Officer, Research in Practice

 £23,894 per annum (£29,867 pro rata)

30 hours per week (0.8 FTE, with the potential of full time hours subject to discussion)


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Closing Date:  12 noon Monday 22 January

Interview Date: Monday 29 January

Research in Practice (RiP) work with organisations across England, supporting them to develop an evidence-informed approach to their work. Our focus is on using evidence from research and practice to improve practice and policy in child, adolescent and family services.

We are looking for a talented Research and Practice Development Officer to join our team.

Core activities of the role include: developing the participative strategy of RiP in order to further include the voice of the children, young people, families and practitioners in our services and resources. Developing learning resources that are informed by current practice and research evidence.

Our ideal candidate will have a background and recent experience in child and family social work or youth work. They will be research literate, with good writing and analytical skills and a confident approach to professional relationship building.

The successful candidate will be organised, energetic, self-motivated and used to collaborative working, with the communication skills to inspire, influence and engage others. Above all, they will share our passion for helping others to use evidence to improve the lives of children, young people and their families.

Research in Practice is part of the wider Dartington Hall Trust, a remarkable, many-sided organisation with a fascinating history and significant future potential. We have a progressive tradition of using our 1200 acre estate to stimulate and nurture new thinking and activities that can help to improve the world we live. Dartington continues to forge a path that seeks to explore both individual disciplines such as learning, arts, agriculture, enterprise and social justice, and the broader notion of how they can be brought together to help create more fulfilling lives and a better society.

To apply for this post please send your completed application form to along with a Supporting Statement outlining the reason for your interest in the role and Dartington, and what you believe you could bring to the role. This is a key element of the decision making process so please take the time to put together the Supporting Statement as without it your application is likely to be at a disadvantage.

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