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Foxglove Offices, EH6 7EZ
£43,042 - £48,561 per year pro rata
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

The Association for Fostering, Kinship and Adoption (AFKA) Scotland is an independent charity that promotes and facilitates evidence-informed best practice in fostering, kinship care and adoption, through advising, training, and influencing practitioners and policymakers, and supporting them to improve outcomes for children and families.

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Lead. This role provides an ideal opportunity if you are interested in working in research that contributes directly to informing and influencing practice and policy related to fostering, kinship care and adoption.

You will lead and manage AFKA’s research activities and a small team of researchers. You will develop research projects, secure funding, build collaborations with a range of external partners and deliver an excellent standard of research and related activities for AFKA’s members.

You will be working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment and leading a team of talented, committed researchers. You will have a varied workload that contributes directly to supporting sound and innovative practice for professionals working in vital roles with children, young people and their families.

AFKA Scotland welcomes applications from people with care experience or experience in the delivery of care. 

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter addressing the essential criteria detailed in the Person Specification to: Brenda Reilly, Business Support & Finance Manager -

If you would like to discuss the post further, please contact Angie Gillies on 0131 322 8490 or by email at:

Closing Date:             5.00pm, Monday 24 October 2022

Interview date           Friday 4 November 2022

Interview location    AFKA Scotland Office, Foxglove Offices/Gf2, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh,  EH6 7EZ