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Local Development Adviser

Early Intervention Foundation
London and Flexible working considered
£38,120 – £40,126, plus generous benefits
Closing date
18 May 2022
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Local Development Adviser

Permanent contract or secondment opportunity (minimum 12 months)

Full time: 35 hours (net); flexible working, including part time, home working possible

£38,120 – £40,126, plus generous benefits

The Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) is an independent charity established in 2013 to champion and support the use of effective early intervention to improve the lives of children and young people at risk of experiencing poor outcomes.  As a member of the government’s What Works Network, we have a pivotal role as the go-to source for evidence and advice on early intervention for children and young people.  Our work spans social policy and service areas including health, education, families, and policing.  

Our expert team of researchers and advisers who have the practical experience of local delivery, put us in a unique position to support local services to use local information and national research to provide services that really improve outcomes for families.

We are now expanding our local development team and are looking for highly motivated people to join us.  Working closely with local leaders and commissioners across the country, our local development advisers support local areas to use evidence and local information to develop and improve early intervention strategy and delivery.  

We are looking for people who understand the local public service context and have experience of strategy development in child and family services, as well an understanding of national policy, local public sector strategy and delivery relating to early intervention.  The right people will have strong stakeholder management skills and be able to build and maintain strong relationships with local public services, government departments, sector bodies and national charities.

To be successful, you will be a confident communicator and have a strong appreciation of how evidence (local information and research) can support local decision-making, service delivery and its impact.  Above all, you will be passionate and committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families, be flexible, and a strong team-player who is also able to work independently.

In return, you will join a supportive team, have opportunities to develop and broaden your skills and experience, and gain valuable experiences to engage with central government and inform key policy decisions.

It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of our stakeholders and the wider society in the UK, and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.  We do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part time working and job shares for our roles.  We will consider applicants from any part of England and Wales who wish to be home based providing they are willing to travel across England as required, and able to participate in meetings in London either virtually or physically.

Join us at our webinar and Q&A on 11 May 2022 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm to meet the team, learn more about EIF and hear more about the role. To register your interest in attending the webinar please email us at and you will be sent the details and a link to join the webinar.

Please take a look at our Candidate pack and Job description below for further information about the role and visit our website at

Closing date: 11:00am on the 18 May 2022 

Panel Interviews:  26 and 27 May 2022

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