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Director (UK)

Centre for Evidence and Implementation


Posted over 30 days ago...

Elevate your career by leading CEI’s dynamic UK team, shaping the future of research and implementation science in the European market.


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£80000 - £90000

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London, UK - Hybrid

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100% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is a global leader in the application of evidence-informed practices to achieve social impact. With a mission to improve the lives of children, families, and communities, CEI focuses on bridging the gap between research, policy, and practice. This is an exciting time to join a passionate team that values diversity, continuous learning, and offers additional benefits like extended Christmas leave.

  • Lead CEI’s strategic direction in the UK and European market.
  • Design and execute a robust portfolio of impactful projects.
  • Drive business development and increase project revenue.
  • Manage a high-performing, diverse UK team, fostering well-being and professional growth.
  • Postgraduate degree in psychology, social science, health or related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Expertise in rigorous research methodologies.
  • Proven business development success through tenders, grants, and direct proposals.

To apply, email your CV to [email removed - click apply for more details]. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

CEI is looking for a seasoned professional with extensive knowledge in research, evaluation and implementation science. The Director is a key position in CEI’s Leadership Team, responsible for leading CEI’s work, with a primary focus on the UK and the broader European market, as well as leading the UK team. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director role has a dotted reporting line to the Managing Director for aspects of the UK team's financial performance and operations.

The role will be responsible for the strategic direction of CEI's UK office – with primary focus on the UK and broader European market – leading delivery of our strategic priorities. The Director will lead the design and execution of a portfolio of methodologically rigorous, high-quality and impactful projects in the UK, and provide methodological and strategic input to other CEI projects as required.

The Director will also spearhead business development in the UK and more widely, ensuring a strong project pipeline and increased median project revenue. The Director will lead the UK team as a highly engaged, high-performing and diverse group, closely tracking staff wellbeing and cultivating CEI’s culture of staff growth and development, sharing of expertise and excellent teamwork and collaboration across the organisation.

The ideal candidate will have a post-graduate degree in psychology, social science, health or related discipline, or equivalent level of scholarship achieved through work. They should have high levels of expertise in the design and execution of rigorous research studies across a range of methodologies and a successful track record of building business through competitive tenders, grant applications and direct approaches.

CEI offers a values-driven culture, celebrating diversity and championing lived experiences. We offer continuous learning, professional development, and opportunities to maximise your potential. We also offer an extra 5 days' paid annual leave during the Christmas shutdown period, a competitive salary, and extra benefits. Our flexible work policies enable you to work from home and compress your work week.

To apply, please email your CV to: [email removed - click apply for more details]. Only applicants with rights to work in the UK will be considered.


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