Our Graduate Internship Programme is now open for applications

Are you a recently qualified graduate or post graduate? Are you interested in the opportunity to learn more about the use of evidence in policy and practice?

We are now inviting applications for our Graduate Internship Programme. The programme combines professional and personal development and work experience, over a period of 12 months.

CES is getting ready for new data protection regulations

CES is getting ready for new data protection regulations.

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CES Knowledge Exchange - News, tools, and resources

In this week's Knowledge Exchange, tools, resources and case studies to support research and implementation when dealing with complex real-world problems, how different forms of parental arguments affect children in different ways, and changes in attitudes to, and experiences of, youth mental health.


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Professor Paul Cairney on the conundrum of evidence informed policy

Paul Cairney is Professor of Politics and Public Policy in Strathclyde University. He blogs regularly about the role of evidence in public policy. We spoke to Paul about evidence informed policy, what we mean by it and what are some of the challenges of getting evidence into policy?

Six Ingredients for collaborative, compassionate, inclusive leadership in public services

How do we create collaborative compassionate, inclusive leadership in public services?

This is the focus of the third issue of the CES Leaders Digest – a blog series where we learn together, from research and real-world experience, about effective leadership and its role in public services.

This entry features videos of Michael West, Senior Fellow with the King’s Fund (UK) and Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University Management School. Last year, Michael spoke to senior leaders in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, as part of the ‘Leading into the Future Programme’, supported by our work on the Goal Programme.

Whats new online

X Factor for Evidence

In early February, the Health Foundation in the UK held an event to illustrate different forms of evidence and how they can inform policy in public health. X Factor for Evidence for the Publics Health was the title of this event, which featured short contributions followed by a lively discussion on the topic. A recording of the event and accompanying materials are now available.

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Two recruitment opportunities in CES

We are looking for a Corporate Services Manager, with expertise in the areas of HR, governance and business development. This role will be based in our Dublin office.

There is also an opportunity for a part time Project Support role, based in our Belfast office.

For further information, visit our Careers page here.