Research and Evaluation Lead Analyst

MET Police
Westminster, London
Salary: £37,569 to £45,189 plus an allowance of £1,639
18 May 2021
18 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

£37,569 to £45,189 plus an 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

The future of policing: define it as part of our team

With policing challenges evolving faster than ever, and we need to know which strategies work best. As Research & Evaluation Lead Analyst, you’ll be at the cutting-edge of this vital activity, improving our understanding of successful practice and assessing the effect of various operations and interventions. Your work will shape our approach to policing so we can be the best we can be. Join us and play an integral role in making London a safer city.

This is a chance to support the development of evidence-based practice by researching and analysing crime and business issues. You’ll look at the impact of operations across the Met, collaborating with officers as well as national and international research partners.

Leading a small team, you’ll conduct objective analysis of Met initiatives, examining what worked, what didn’t and why. Together, you’ll undertake impact and process evaluations, provide Subject Matter Experts with analytical support and encourage problem-oriented crime reduction solutions.   

Your insights will help us build capability and develop staff and officers in the most effective way. To join us, you’ll need a postgraduate-level qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, and knowledge of policing practice (tacit and explicit), and evidence-based practice. You’ll have gained your expertise in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, building an understanding of research methodologies, research/evaluation projects and the UK research landscape. With strong project management and communication skills, you’ll have the credibility to manage collaborations, deal with senior leaders, influence and negotiate.

This is a great opportunity to play your part in keeping London safe, now and in the future. We offer a range of benefits plus the chance to build a career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead oversight of strategic research and evaluation for the Met to inform operational priorities, and to mature evidence-based practice and behaviours (with the Met Research Faculty).
  • To inform the Met’s research priorities and commissions against these, ensuring alignment to the Met Business Plan and the MOPAC Police & Crime Plan.
  • To manage quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation projects for the Met to inform operational crime priorities, organisational learning and critical issues, liaising with the wider Met Research Faculty.
  • To enhance our people capabilities through undergraduate study and postgraduate research at UK Universities, managing funded opportunities within the overall learning and training environment.
  • To develop enduring relationships with universities, academics, policing agencies, partners and other knowledge generators to research policing issues and improve practices to reduce violence and prevent crime. 
  • To influence the Met’s broader Organisational Learning framework and networks such that academic and research knowledge is created, retained and shared within the organisation.
  • To champion an organisational culture of inquisitive learning, of evidential practice and reflective thinking so that learning experiences are encouraged (behavioural change).

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:

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form.  Your CV and Personal Statement should outline the points stated in the attachment. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 18th June 2021.

Please note that applicants who are members of the European Economic Area (EEA) are required to apply for settled or pre-settled status. If this is relevant to you and you have not yet applied to the EUSS, please take the time to do so before the deadline on 30th June 2021 at

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 Met 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.

Closing Date: 18th June 2021

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