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Lead Analyst

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Recruiter: Met Police
Listed on: 28th April
Location: New Scotland Yard, Westminster
Salary/Rate: £37,569 - £45,189
Salary Notes: £37,569 to £45,189 plus a Location allowance of £1,639. You will receive £37,569 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £45,189 will be via incremental progression.
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Are you looking for a new challenge and want to join an innovative and rapidly growing team? Do you have a passion for analysis and exploring new ways to tackle thorny issues that affect millions of people? If so, we want to hear from you.

The team

The Metropolitan Police Service is looking for an Analyst to join its Strategic Insight Unit (SIU) - a small, multi-disciplinary team that combines advanced data analytics and social research skills with expertise in, and experience of, operational policing and the strategic landscape.

The SIU delivers empirical insights in support of evidence-based policing via three main routes:

  • We Explain - by examining patterns in police data using econometric and algorithmic tools to understand what is happening and why.
  • We Innovate - by drawing from applied criminology and behavioural economics, and use operational expertise to apply relevant insights.
  • We Test - by working with operations MPS units and external experts to co-design and deliver scientifically robust evaluations.

The role

As a Lead Analyst in SIU you will provide relevant, high quality, insightful analysis to steer the organisational direction, inform decision making at all levels, and drive continuous improvement with a clear evidence base. You will support the Principal Criminologist and Head of SIU to deliver analytical projects and provide expert advice. This a key senior role, where you'll also create new data solutions, guide junior analysts' development and work with high-level staff and officers.

You will be responsible for:

  • Delivering projects from identification to full development that provide high quality guidance and insightful analytical products that enable leaders to understand empirical analytical outputs, apply new insights to areas in which they are operating and inform their decision making.
  • Undertaking analysis, including analysing diverse datasets and research to make best use of the evidence base, understanding and manipulating data using appropriate systems.
  • Producing high quality analytical products that communicate findings in a meaningful way for the intended customer using a range of presentational styles.
  • Providing expert advice and guidance to support the development and delivery of SIU projects, including creating new data solutions to meet the needs of clients across the MPS, using analytical and econometric methods to uncover new insights, identify potential solutions, and suggest empirical evaluation methods.
  • Supporting and managing junior Analysts as they develop.


To apply, you will need:

  • To hold a degree or masters level qualification in statistics, economics, quantitative analysis, social sciences, or a relevant field.
  • To be able to demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and be familiar with empirical research methods, including experimental and quasi-experimental methodologies.
  • To be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of how to manage and analyse large datasets (ideally using Structured Query Language, plus either R or Python).
  • To be able to effectively convey findings in both a written and verbal way to deliver timely, high quality insightful products, making the best use of available technology.
  • To be able to build effective working relationships with colleagues and peers internally and externally.
  • To be able to lead small teams, develop, prioritise and task resources and provide motivation to deliver a professionalised service.
  • To have good time management, meet demanding deadlines in a pressurised environment and manage and prioritise a diverse workload.
  • To be self-motivated to achieve results and develop in the role.

Next steps

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the MPS, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Click the ‘Apply' button below and start your career at the MPS. Applications will be via a detailed CV, short Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 26/05/2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today's complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London's communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the MPS have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.