Research & Analysis Officer – VRU

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Research & Analysis Officer - VRU
Interim Position

MPX TCLZ 0007 F737 / 1

Posted: 10th October 2023 16:42
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  • Pay Rate:

    £26.24 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 12 months


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Interim Research & Analysis Officer - VRU 

Reference no: MPX TCLZ 0007 F737 / 1 

Pay Rate: £26.24 per hour PAYE   

Hours per week: 36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours 

This opening assignment is for 12 months 


Hybrid working - The role requires to be based in the office 2 days a week (Tuesdays is Mandatory) 1 other day candidates choice. 

CTC vetting required for this role

Research & Analysis Officer to support in developing a data-driven, evidence-based approach to preventing violence. This is a key role within an exciting and ambitious multi-disciplinary team; supporting the Research & Evaluation leads to embed evidence-informed practice within the unit and contribute to our understanding of ‘what works’ to reduce violence. The role will bring technical expertise to improve and streamline systems relating to data collection, quality assurance and analysis for monitoring & evaluation data in the VRU.  

The role will provide key analytical support to build and maintain monitoring systems for core VRU programmes delivering across London as well as developing wider analytical data products related to violence & public health for the unit, delivery partners and wider stakeholders, including Local Authorities. The role will provide an advisory role to VRU programme managers, supporting on the development of monitoring and evaluation strategies, developing specifications, and providing advice on evaluation methodologies 

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Conduct and quality assure complex quantitative and qualitative data analysis (including big data analysis, statistical modelling, thematic analysis etc.)  
  • Developing and embedding data processing systems across the unit, for example, streamlining systems to clean & manipulate data which will facilitate robust and timely analysis to inform strategic decision-making across the unit. This will include writing codes to transform data for example, developing R scripts & supporting further development of dashboards. 
  • Provide analytical support for VRU programmes to embed data-driven performance management approaches into the contract and grant management processes.  
  • Apply different research and evaluation methodologies and techniques, based on their respective pros and cons.  
  • Design and conduct surveys across VRU delivery partners to drive programme performance and to incorporate community/ youth voice into VRU programmes.  
  • Scan research and put together literature reviews to inform the VRU of wider trends relating to violence reduction and build the VRU evidence base to inform the commissioning of new programmes and policy advocacy work.  
  • Writing reports and presentations for a range of audiences relating to the impact of VRU programmes and wider trends across public health and violence.  
  • Project management of the development of new analytical products for the VRU and risk assessment of programme delivery, to inform VRU strategic decision-making on programme management.  
  • Work closely with colleagues across the VRU & GLA to monitor performance against commitments in the VRU / Mayoral strategy and highlight key areas for VRU action.  
  • Through the provision of evidence contribute to national debates on violence reduction & performance management of social programmes. Through this work, contribute to the development of national policy on violence reduction through the provision of evidence 

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity. 

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

RV/ CTC Clearance 



  • Social Degree in data science 



  • Has knowledge and experience in data management and analytical software. 
  • Has knowledge and experience of using evidence and data to identify challenges and improve public services. 



  • Experience analysing qualitative and quantitative data and presenting complex information to senior stakeholders. 
  • Has research and analytical experience 
  • Has experience developing creative ways to communicate and visualise data. 
  • Experience in working with different Research methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative. 
  • Experience using analytical software below as well as be confident in coding language  
    • Power BI 
    • Python 
    • R Studio 
  • Strong experience in the use of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel 
  • Experience presenting to a variety of audiences and using visual aids where relevant 
  • Comfortable/experience of working with large data sets. 
  • Experience working with public health and crime data. 


Skills & Abilities: 

  • Good ability to produce dashboards and other data visualisation products. 



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