4in10 London Child Poverty Network (hosted by Children England): Research and Learning Officer

Full time post (happy to talk flexible working)


4in10 was created in response to the crisis of child poverty in London. The project is run by a small team who aim to tackle child poverty in the capital by creating a network of like-minded voluntary and community organisations, Local Authorities and individuals; building the capacity of London organisations and individuals interested in tackling child poverty; and providing a forum for London organisations and community members to share best practice, skills, knowledge and expertise on child poverty and campaigning on key issues that affect the capital’s 600,000 children currently living in poverty.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Research and Learning Officer with a minimum of 2 years’ experience within children, young people, family / parenting organisations. You will need to have experience of undertaking research and skills in presenting your learning.

You should have

  • experience of collaborative working with service providers and / or infrastructure Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations 
  • a good level of knowledge of current government policies and agendas on child poverty, including legislation and trends affecting the children, young people and families voluntary sector
  • ideally a good understanding of the child poverty policy context within the regions, regional structures / changes and VCS engagement in them

If you are keen to highlight the views of children, young people, families and frontline workers, and get involved in uncovering and representing the best of the VCS responses to child poverty across the capital, then please get in touch.

This post is currently funded by City Bridge Trust to the end of April 2019 – but we would look to secure funding to extend it.

How to Apply

Download the application form and job description.

If you would like an informal chat about this post please contact Laura Payne on 020 3597 6292 or email [email protected].


Closing date Midday on Tuesday 10th October 2017

Interviews will take place between the 13th and 17th October 2017


We are a founding member of the Open To All campaign, meaning that when we recruit, we won't ask candidates to have a degree unless it's technically essential for the role.