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Research in Practice is a not-for-profit organisation that is part of the Dartington Hall Trust. As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to supporting, engaging and developing our staff. 

Please see our current opportunities below.

Junior Designer

We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Designer to join our publications, resources and digital design team.

We are seeking a highly organised, creative and energetic individual with a passion for graphic design and the ability to work flexibly, juggling a variety of different projects and ensuring deadlines are met. The role will be varied and the designer will be working across multiple media platforms – including printed resources, online/digital and video/audio – to assist with the production of attractive and effective resources.

The successful candidate will be a confident user of the Adobe Creative Suite and possess a sound knowledge of web-based processes. Quality control, including proof-reading, is also a key aspect of the role – so excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

Please note for this role we are not accepting CVs

For more information on this role, including a downloadable copy of the job description and how to apply please visit: https://www.dartington.org/junior-designer-2/

 

Research and Development Manager (Children and Families Team)

Research in Practice (RiP) is a network supporting evidence informed practice in child, family and adult services. Established in 1996, our aim is to support the development of knowledgeable, confident practitioners and thereby contribute to positive outcomes for children, families and adults. The last few years has seen a substantial growth in Research in Practice, both in our partner network on the children’s and adults’ side, but also in commissioned projects and, more recently, larger programmes.

The role will include:

  • Line management responsibility for a small, busy team.
  • Lead operational management for delivering the support offer to the RiP membership network.
  • Leading on quality assurance of all outputs and the continuous improvement of our support offer to members.
  • Developing our methods for supporting cross-network learning, ensuring our work remains relevant and adds value, and embedding and use of the RiP membership offer.
  • Development and delivery of commissioned project work.

This post could be based at our offices in Dartington, Devon, or Sheffield, but please note that interviews will be held in our Devon office.

Please note for this role we are not accepting CVs

For more information on this role, including a downloadable copy of the job description and how to apply please visit: https://www.dartington.org/research-and-development-manager-children-and-families-team-2/

 

Business Development Manager

Research in Practice (RiP) is a network supporting evidence informed practice in child, family and adult services. Established in 1996, our aim is to support the development of knowledgeable, confident practitioners and thereby contribute to positive outcomes for children, families and adults. The last few years has seen a substantial growth in Research in Practice, both in our partner network on the children’s and adults’ side, but also in commissioned projects and, more recently, larger programmes.

The role will include:

  • Leading on business development, evaluating and prioritising development opportunities and invitations to tender, in line with RiP’s five year plan and strategic aims.
  • Project manage the submission of large bids and tender responses, bringing together and managing new consortia partnerships, and delivering winning submissions
  • Manage existing key relationships and develop new strategic partnerships
  • Join the senior management team, leading on strategic development of new business
  • Provide expert advice and technical support to others in the development, production and presentation of business cases/tenders in line with RiP’s organisation’s policies, procedures and commissioners requirements.
  • Oversee our marketing, communications and sales function, and our design team
  • Provide interim programme management for new programmes during recruitment

This post could be based at our offices in Dartington, Devon, or Sheffield, but please note that interviews will be held in our Devon office.

Please note for this role we are not accepting CVs

For more information on this role, including a downloadable copy of the job description and how to apply please visit: https://www.dartington.org/business-development-manager/

Become an Associate

We are always looking for research, policy and practice experts who want to work with us as Associates on a freelance basis.

Our Associates are great facilitators, skilled researchers, people with evaluation skills, experts on a particular topic within social care, social work practitioners, experienced writers, or a combination of all of these.

If you would like to become an Associate, please send us your CV along with a covering letter highlighting your skills and experience and examples of your work (if relevant) to ask@rip.org.uk.

 

Evaluation Associates

Can you design high quality social care research or evaluate existing data sets to find out if a social care intervention is improving the lives of people who access services?

We are looking for researchers and evaluation professionals with experience of working with quantitative data and statistics to join the network of Associates working with Research in Practice. As a freelance Evaluation Associate you will work on projects to design and conduct research into social care.

Find out more.

 

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