Researcher x2 – Violence & Complex Crime

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Researcher x2 – Violence & Complex Crime
LEICESTER, Leicestershire
Contract / Temporary

Leicestershire BL TCL347650

Posted: 23rd November 2022 11:13
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.97 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4 months

  • LEICESTER, Leicestershire,

    LE19 2BX

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Researcher x2 – Violence & Complex Crime

Job Reference: Leicestershire BL TCL347650

Pay Rate: £11.97 per hour PAYE

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 3 years continuous UK address history.

Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

There are two available vacancies.

One vacancy is "VCCU Researcher - Core Business". This role holder will complete a range of research projects associated with the VCCU core business including in areas of schools, youth justice and operational policing.

The second vacancy is "VCCU - Crime data quality" where the role holder will complete specific research into the area of violent crime data quality.

Please indicate which of the roles you are applying for or both if relevant.

Job Role/Purpose:

To undertake and assist with research projects (including audits). To provide relevant and accurate information to assist and enable the analytical process to take place effectively, which will inform and influence decisions allowing the effective deployment of operational resources.


  • To assist in the collection of the Forces organisational, operational, criminal & administrative information and intelligence using appropriate research and data collection techniques.
  • To collect, audit, prepare and present both qualitative and quantitative data, including statistics, using computer statistical presentation packages where appropriate.
  • To assist Analysts, Senior Analysts and other colleagues in the preparation and presentation of research reports.
  • To liaise with internal and external customers at a similar level/grade.
  • To present the results of research products to colleagues as required, including the submission of written reports.
  • To maintain confidentiality and discretion in the conduct of research undertake.
  • To prepare and present, where necessary, reports, evaluations and research work carried out.
  • To interrogate police held and external computer systems to conduct research.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Qualifications:
    1. To be educated to GCSE Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English Language, or to have significant experience in a role requiring a similar level of skills
    2. Educated to A level standard or equivalent in a subject involving research methods OR equivalent work experience working to that level in a research environment applying research methods - desirable
  2. Experience of data collection or research in a statistical or information based environment.
  3. Good communication skills.
  4. Good report writing skills.
  5. Ability to plan and prioritise workload.
  6. Have the ability to carry out research to identify relevant facts that are not immediately available
  7. ICT Skills:
    1. To be computer literate and have experience of Windows environment and use of Microsoft Office packages eg. Word, Excel.
    2. Able to quickly learn to use new computer software packages.


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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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 3 years continuous UK address history.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Researcher x2 – Violence & Complex Crime
Client Category: Police Force

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Client Category: Police Force

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