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Hire a DSC expert

New for 2024, DSC’s experts can work for your charity.

If you need expert support from DSC, we can help!

From help gathering beneficiary feedback, to data analysis and report writing, we’ve got you covered! Look no further than DSC’s award-winning research team for support.

Our new Hire a DSC Expert service, pairs a member of DSC’s Research Team with your organisation to provide specialist help with all your data, evaluation and evidence gathering needs.

We offer a free 30-minute consultation with our Research Team, to discuss how DSC’s experts could help you. So, if you want to do more with your data, elevate your evaluations, or expedite your evidence gathering, DSC are here to help!

To book your free consultation, contact our friendly Customer Services team today by emailing or calling 020 4526 5995.

To ensure we match you with the right DSC expert, please provide a short summary of what you would like support with.


Researcher support servicesPrice Exc. VATPrice Inc. VAT
Free consultation (online)

30-minute online consultation with a DSC expert

One Day (online)

7 hours work

Includes delivery of agreed work in one day

One week (online)

35 hours work

Includes delivery of agreed work in one week

One month (online)

140 hours work

Includes delivery of agreed work in four weeks



Our team

Graham Oatridge, Business Development Manager, YMCA:

“The Directory of Social Change (DSC) brought with them expertise, experience and advice, all of which have been fundamental in navigating through programme changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As you would expect, DSC’s approach has been grounded in proven methodologies but the real skill has been their ability to apply these in a real world setting, making it practicable for non-experts to apply. I am grateful to DSC for their guidance and obvious commitment to providing a high quality end product.”


Rae Brooke, Chief Executive, Community Foundation for Merseyside:

“We are delighted that DSC’s findings show that the funds distributed provided vital support to children and young people across Merseyside, often supporting preventative work or filling gaps left by overloaded public services.”

“The report provides valuable recommendations which we will both implement and share; most notably, giving advice to many of the charities that we work alongside around their monitoring and evaluation systems.”


Clare Scherer, Naval Children’s Charity CEO and Service Children’s Progression Alliance Funders’ Forum Chair:

“This report by the Directory of Social Change (DSC) fills the gap in research, providing for the first time a systematic picture of the funding landscape of support and invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities for funders to enhance the impact of their investments in Armed Forces children and young people’s futures.”


You can find out more about our award-winning team here, as well as read what the sector thinks about their fantastic work here.