Back to search results

Researcher

The Police Foundation

Location: United Kingdom, Work from home
Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th January 2023
Closes: 16th February 2023

The Police Foundation is looking for a researcher to provide research support to various projects focusing on improving policing and reducing crime.

You will be excited by the idea of contributing to the development of public policy and be ready to work flexibly across a range of different projects.

Initially, the post will principally support a two-year research project on the prevention and detection of online fraud.

This is an exciting time to be involved in policing policy and practice at a time of significant change in the police service, government and the wider public sector.

What will I be doing?

  • Providing research support to the Police Foundation’s senior staff, contributing to projects aimed at improving police policy, practice, and crime reduction including by organising, conducting, and analysing research interviews and other fieldwork.
  • Managing and analysing data.
  • Reviewing academic and policy literature and conducting desk research.
  • Contributing to disseminating the findings of the Police Foundation’s research projects through written reports, briefings, and articles, and by giving presentations and engaging with stakeholders.
  • Carrying out project-administration tasks and contributing to the broader work of the Police Foundation, as requested by the organisation’s Director.

What you’ll bring to the role

  • You’ll have a postgraduate qualification in the social sciences, or equivalent research/analytical experience in a relevant professional field.
  • Experience of analysing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Ability to quickly digest written material and produce clear written content, suitable for a range of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently, and to manage your own time and workload.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a small team.

About the Police Foundation

The Police Foundation is the only independent think tank focused exclusively on improving policing and developing knowledge and understanding of policing and crime reduction. Our mission is to generate evidence and develop ideas which deliver better policing and a safer society. We do this by producing trusted, impartial research and by working with the police and their partners to create change.

In 2022 the Police Foundation published the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales, a far reaching and influential review on the future of policing which was the first report of its kind for many years.

Benefits of joining the Police Foundation

Working as part of a small and personable team you will have the opportunity to take on a wide variety of tasks and contribute intellectually to the Police Foundation’s research agenda and policy development work.

Additional details

The Police Foundation is a remote working organisation; applicants should expect to work predominantly from home, with the expectation of expenses paid travel for monthly team meetings and events (mainly to London) and for fieldwork etc (nationwide).

The successful applicant must be willing and suitable to undergo police vetting (NPVV3), which is likely to require three years continuous residency in the UK.

How to apply and further details 

To read more about the role and to download an application pack visit our website https://www.police-foundation.org.uk/vacancies/

No enquiries from agencies please.

We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Subject Area(s):

Location(s):

Job tools
 

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Ok Ok

PhD Alert Created

Job Alert Created

Your PhD alert has been successfully created for this search.

Your job alert has been successfully created for this search.

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Account Verification Missing

In order to create multiple job alerts, you must first verify your email address to complete your account creation

Request verification email Request verification email

jobs.ac.uk Account Required

In order to create multiple alerts, you must create a jobs.ac.uk jobseeker account

Create Account Create Account

Alert Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your account is currently blocked. Please login to unblock your account.

Email Address Blocked

We received a delivery failure message when attempting to send you an email and therefore your email address has been blocked. You will not receive job alerts until your email address is unblocked. To do so, please choose from one of the two options below.

Max Alerts Reached

A maximum of 5 Job Alerts can be created against your account. Please remove an existing alert in order to create this new Job Alert

Manage your job alerts Manage your job alerts

Creation Failed

Unfortunately, your alert was not created at this time. Please try again.

Ok Ok

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

Create PhD Alert

Create Job Alert

When you create this PhD alert we will email you a selection of PhDs matching your criteria.When you create this job alert we will email you a selection of jobs matching your criteria. Our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy apply to this service. Any personal data you provide in setting up this alert is processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice

 
 
More jobs like this
Join in and follow us

Browser Upgrade Recommended

jobs.ac.uk has been optimised for the latest browsers.

For the best user experience, we recommend viewing jobs.ac.uk on one of the following:

Google Chrome Firefox Microsoft Edge