Director of Strategy and Knowledge
Salary: £100,000 - £110,000
We are the leading independent children's charity in the UK specialising in child protection, dedicated to the fight for every childhood. We work to prevent abuse and neglect and by doing so, we transform society.
It is without a doubt an exciting time to join the NSPCC family. As the external context continues to shift rapidly, our work has become increasingly challenging and important. We are now looking for an outstanding Director of Strategy and Knowledge, who will play a pivotal role in ensuring we fulfil our charitable objectives and deliver on our belief that every childhood is worth fighting for.
In 2016, we set ourselves an ambitious goal to make 5 million children safer in 5 years. By April 2020, I am pleased to report that we had exceeded this target by helping to make over 6 million children safer in just four years. As we build on this achievement and strive to extend our impact still further, we have developed our new strategy for 2021+, which provides an fantastic opportunity to make the greatest and most distinct difference we can to children’s lives in the future. It is not enough to achieve great things for the children fortunate enough to be touched directly by our services, however; we need to generate and share knowledge which has impact way beyond anything we can achieve alone. As Director of Strategy and Knowledge, you will be instrumental in helping us transition to this new strategy, consider how best to implement it successfully across the organisation, and elevate its external profile to help many more children across the UK.
We are pulling together in one place, all our knowledge-based expertise – across policy, practice, research, and evaluation. In bringing to bear a clear appreciation of how to generate, harness and communicate insight, including from skilled practice and service delivery inside and outside the NSPCC, you will ensure that everything we do, enable, or influence is informed by the best available evidence when it comes to influencing policy, practice and the behaviours that will prevent child abuse and neglect. You will bring a demonstrably strong track record in policy development, strategic planning and execution; substantial experience of public policy and research at a senior level; and knowledge of child maltreatment and protection. You will be a highly effective influencer and negotiator, able to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders. You will also bring outstanding strategic and analytical skills which you can deploy to find answers to entrenched, systemic problems.
This is a singular directorate. It enables, influences, and inspires others to play their part as well. It is key to foregrounding and making consistent our central purpose of preventing abuse to children throughout all our activities, our tone of voice, our messaging, and our calls to action. It is responsible for setting the tone for what the NSPCC thinks, feels and does, whether through direct action or indirect influence. It is mission critical.
If you have a strong desire to join us in pushing barriers to inspire positive change and would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please visit our microsite at
Closing date for applications is: 08:00am Monday 13 July 2020.
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