Social Research and Evaluation Lead (Strategic Insight Unit)

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Metropolitan Police Service

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12th March


Westminster, London


£45,073 - £45,073

Salary Notes

Salary includes allowances totalling £2,841



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The salary is broken down as £42,232 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £50,385 Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.


Can you lead research and evaluation projects that define operational policing?

The Metropolitan Police Service is looking for an exceptional Social Researcher to join our Strategic Insight Unit (Research Faculty) as Research and Evaluation Lead. You will lead research and projects across disciplines, and evidence ‘what works' in policing across the Met to drive policing insight and our transition to a learning organisation. You will manage qualitative and quantitative research and evaluation, ensuring that research is effective, that capability is developed for the organisation and that evidence is evaluated and implemented to improve policing outcomes.

The Strategic Insight Unit develops and delivers research and evaluation across the Metropolitan Police through a team of social, behavioural and data scientists. We provide strategic insight into issues such as disproportionality, policing demand and culture, and crime/community specific research such as stop & search interventions and hot spot violence prevention. We support academics, researchers and analysts in policing research, and national research projects in areas such as Rape investigation. We promote evidence-based policing including sponsoring postgraduate research and lead Organisational Learning in building a systemic knowledge management environment for the Met.

Please note this role requires expertise in social research techniques and methodologies gained through recognised academic, workplace and professional environments. The role equally requires professional maturity and integrity, strong relational and communication skills and an understanding of team dynamics.


How to apply

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, 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 now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, 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 23:55 on 9th April 2024.

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions. 

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