Head of Research, Practice Improvement, and Co-production

Permanent, full time

Salary: Up to £75k

London based offices with the option to work remotely

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is a leading national improvement agency and charity. We offer a wide range of tailored and flexible improvement support to national and local organisations across children’s and adults’ social care, and beyond. In recent years we have evolved from a largely government funded body to a fast-moving, high profile commercial organisation.

We are seeking a Head of Research, Practice Improvement and Co-production to lead operations and delivery of SCIE’s consultancy, training, research and evaluation and digital work programme.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Passionate and committed to improving the lives of people who use social care services and their families.
  • Able to develop and embed SCIE’s strategy and business model by successfully implementing clear business plans and market strategies that reflect SCIE’s vision, purpose, strategy and objectives.
  • Experienced in leading complex, multi-partner programmes and projects for clients against KPIs, working with internal staff and external partners to time, quality, and budget.
  • Able to think and act strategically to contribute to SCIE’s ongoing growth and transformation, build strategic relationships with key organisations, translate social care policy and practice into relevant, timely and high-quality programmes and raise SCIE’s national profile.
  • Able to win work by working with colleagues to write and quality assure high quality commercial proposals, grant applications, bids and pitches.
  • Experienced in leading and managing teams, as well as providing line management and professional supervision.
  • Committed to co-production and able to lead the delivery of SCIE’s Coproduction Strategy.

We offer excellent working conditions and benefits.

For an informal chat about the role please email recruitment@scie.org.uk quoting ref HRPC Packs are available in alternative formats on request. Please let us know if you have any difficulty accessing this form and/or need any reasonable adjustment to make the application process accessible.

Application process

We welcome applications regardless of gender, age, marital status, religion or belief, ethnic background, disability or sexual orientation. A guaranteed interview scheme is available for disabled candidates who meet the essential criteria for appointment.

Applicants should provide:

  1. Completed application form – partially completed forms will not be considered
  2. Completed equal opportunities form – this is not compulsory.

Please make sure that you have enclosed all the relevant documents with your application and that you have taken note of the deadline for applications to be received.

Please email your completed forms to recruitment@scie.org.uk

Closing date: midnight Sunday 9 August.

Interviews will take place virtually using MS Teams.