Mar 29, 2021

Come join our office in London as a Senior Advisor

  • London Location
  • Full-time/Part-time: full-time, but appointments of 0.7+ will be considered

What’s in it for you:

Due to rapid business expansion we have two opportunites for an exceptional candidates as Senior Advisors in our London team. The position will play a key role in shaping our work in the UK and Europe, as well as connecting with our global teams and projects. Are you looking for a new challenge and want to join a successful and growing organisation dedicated to creating lasting and effective social change? If so, we want to hear from you.

  • Work with a dynamic international team, located in London, Australia and Singapore
  • A career that is purpose driven and flexible in a supportive, agile, and positive environment
  • Excellent working conditions, including an additional week of company leave time (25 days total)
  • Competitive salary reflective of skills and experience (£48,000-58,000 pa), plus pension contribution
  • We are part of the Evidence Quarter in Westminster, a network of organisations committed to evidence and its use
  • Mobile phone provided

The Role

Working closely with the Director, the primary role of the Senior Advisor is to lead or manage a portfolio of CEI projects across a range of key CEI strategic activities, including evaluation, applying evidence in service development and improvement, evidence synthesis, and advancing implementation science. We welcome applications from candidates with high level skills and experience in some but not all of these areas, as well as candidates with strengths across all areas.

The Senior Advisor will also contribute to new business development, development of our profile in the UK, and the strategic development of our UK team.


  • Lead the design, planning and delivery of high-quality evaluations and other work to apply evidence in service development and improvement, informed by and advancing implementation science.
  • Lead new funding applications, secure new business and build excellent relationships with funders and collaborators.

Key Capabilities

  • Extensive experience of designing and conducting mixed-methods research, including randomised controlled trials and/or rigorous quasi-experimental designs
  • Experience of evidence synthesis
  • Excellent skills in managing complex, multi-stranded projects to a high standard
  • Experience of working with organisations and agencies to support their take-up of evidence
  • A proven track record in securing large grants and contracts
  • The ability to apply principles and approaches from implementation science
  • Strong skills in evidence translation - making evidence accessible, meaningful and engaging to varied audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work in a positive and empowering way with others and to develop team members

Just as importantly, you’ll be someone who thrives in a fast-paced and changing environment and enjoys being out of your comfort zone, in situations where you must innovate. You’ll have exceptional conceptual, analytical, and problem-solving skills and be committed to developing a strong organisational culture built on social justice values. You want to see evidence used to make a difference.

You’ll have a postgraduate degree in a health or social science or related discipline, or equivalent level of scholarship achieved through experience.

Diversity and Inclusion at CEI

We are committed to improving outcomes for communities who are facing adversity through leveraging the best available evidence. We value diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, and with lived experience of the social issues our work addresses and in the communities we aim to serve.

To Apply

Applications close 5pm Sunday April 29th (GMT)

Please submit your CV plus a separate statement of not more than 3 sides of A4 demonstrating how you meet the key selection criteria to Please confirm in your application that you have the right to work in the UK, as CEI does not hold a Sponsorship licence and cannot offer sponsored employment at this time.

Position Description – CEI Senior Advisor UK PD Apr-21.

If you would like to discuss the position, please contact Jane Lewis, Director of our UK office, at

Please note: CEI operates in the UK under the company name CEI Global UK Limited.

The Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI) is founded by Save the Children Australia. Being a child-safe organisation, all employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, and sign our Child Protection Policy and Code of Conduct.