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Recruiter: Met Police
Listed on: 28th April
Location: New Scotland Yard, Westminster
Salary/Rate: £30,294 - £32,552
Salary Notes: £30,294 - £32,552 (plus a Location Allowance of £1,639)
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 using 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 an Analyst, your analysis and insight will help front line officers and senior officers make important strategic decisions to deal with the complex and ever changing challenges facing the MPS.

Working to the Lead Analyst, your role will involve:

  • Understanding internal and external data and conducting rigorous, empirical analysis to draw useful, relevant, and robust insights.
  • Producing high quality analytical products that communicate findings in a meaningful way for the intended customer using a range of presentational styles.
  • Building and maintaining effective internal relationships with staff and external stakeholders to ensure we understand their needs and deliver the right insights.
  • Understanding internal ‘customer' requirements and discussing and establishing clear terms of reference.
  • Producing high quality analytical products that communicate findings in a meaningful way for the intended customer using a range of presentational styles.
  • Attending external meetings with a range of external stakeholders including MOPAC, College of Policing, HMIC, external audit bodies, academic institutions and other partners.


To apply, you will need:

  • A good working knowledge of how to manage and analyse large datasets, ideally using Structured Query Language, R or Python.
  • To be able to collect, collate, analyse and interpret diverse and often complex sets of information both operational and non-operational to create high quality products.
  • To be familiar with recognised quantitative analytical tools and techniques. This could include applying approaches from data science or statistical analysis.
  • To be able to influence and negotiate with stakeholders, recognising stakeholder needs and escalating complex and sensitive issues.
  • To be effective in building positive working relationships with colleagues and peers internally and externally.
  • To work effectively with others to undertake focused activity to meet and deliver priorities.
  • To have good time management and the ability to manage conflicting demands and prioritise requests.


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.