Child Poverty Coordinator

Contract Type: 
Fixed term
Part time
Application deadline: 
Sunday, 7 July, 2019 - 23:45
Salary Scale
Pro Rata
Newcastle University / North East Child Poverty Commission

North East Child Poverty Commission and The School of Geography Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University seek to appoint a Child Poverty Coordinator to support the work of the Commission.

Child Poverty in the North East Region is increasing and is predicted to get worse. This offends social justice, is dysfunctional to children and families as well as to the well-being of society. This situation is not inevitable, change can happen.

The North East Child Poverty Commission aims to raise awareness of the issues of child poverty and to work collaboratively to address the problem. NECPC is entering an exciting new phase – a partnership with Newcastle University which hosts the network; appointment of a new Child Poverty Coordinator in the university working to an agreed work plan based on strategic priorities agreed by the Commission’s members. 

The Commission meets three times a year and holds additional events to engage with a wider group of supporters. We are keen to step up our information, communication and campaigning activity. The Child Poverty Coordinator has a key role in promoting evidence- academic research and experiential as well as identifying policy and practice implications. 

This post is funded by Millfield House Foundation to support the work of the North East Child Poverty Commission (NECPC) a network which is hosted by Newcastle University. 

The is a part time (60%), fixed term post available until 31st May 2022.

This is a demanding post but for the right person will be rewarding.
For informal enquiries and further information please contact Professor Tracy Shildrick ( 

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