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Job vacancies at SCIE

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is a national charity and improvement agency which improves the lived experience of people using social care.

We do this by working in partnership with people with lived experience, commissioners, organisations which provide care and policy makers but we are independent of any specific sector interest. We influence improved outcomes through a range of activities including consultancy, policy development, research and evaluation, audits and reviews, training and the production of evidence-based tools and resources.

To help us implement our ambitious new strategy we are looking for a number of experienced, adaptable, highly motivated and outcome-focused individuals to join our fantastic team that makes evidence-based improvements for people with lived experience of social care by achieving the following:

  • Driving improvements in social care locally, through our consultancy and improvement support offer to local authorities and other local organisations, to help local partners to develop and execute sustainable plans which improve outcomes.
  • Influencing better policy and practice nationally through our policy and influencing work
  • Supporting better safeguarding everywhere through our safeguarding audits, reviews and training so organisations are confident we have made their organisations and their services safer.

First and foremost, we are looking for the right type of individual, someone who is interested in the vision and values of the organisation and who wants to make a difference.

Current job vacancies

Press and Media Relations Officer

The Press and Media Relations Officer represents the work of SCIE, acting as the point of contact for members of the press and other media representatives. The post holder is responsible for maintaining the profile and reputation of the charity and helping to achieve our influencing objectives with policymakers and leaders in the social care sector. Responsibilities include disseminating information to members of the press and other media to raise awareness of SCIE’s policy positions, research findings and improvement programmes. The post holder will help shape and deliver media influencing plans that support SCIE’s influencing objectives and use a variety of channels to achieve these objectives, including both traditional and social media.

General responsibilities

  • Have fun and challenge yourself at work, model the charity’s values and abide by our policies and practices.
  • Embrace diversity and share in our commitment to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination.
  • Work flexibly and positively contributing to good team working and the delivery of the SCIE’s objectives through matrix working.
  • Show a clear commitment to working with people with lived experience in a sensitive and non-judgmental way to facilitate positive working relationships.
  • Other tasks as may be required, commensurate with the level of the post

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute your skills and passion within a small and highly regarded social care charity.

Contract and salary

  • Contract type: Permanent.
  • Full time.
  • Starting salary £28,683 per year
  • Home based but must have the ability to travel to London every four weeks for staff meetings and other occasions as requested. Travel expenses are paid.
  • Closing date: 22 May 2024 at 23:59 but we may close early in response to applications received.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

How to apply:

If you want to be part of a great team that is passionate about improving social care, then please apply when there is a vacancy. For your application to be considered, please include the following:

  • A cover letter of no more than two pages outlining your interest in the opportunity and how you meet the essential criteria
  • Your CV
  • As part of the application process we require that you complete our diversity monitoring form
  • If you do not have a cover letter or CV, please submit a Completed application form

Please send all applications and supporting information to

If you have any questions please contact

No agencies or consultancies – we are looking for experienced individuals

UK resident applicants ONLY. You must already have the right to work within the UK

You may be asked to take a test as well as attend an interview, which would take place online.

Please make sure that you have enclosed all the relevant documents with your application.

We value diversity in our workforce and are committed to equal opportunities.

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