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Research and Analysis Officer

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
Hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street
£46,597.00 - £53,209.00 per annum
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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About the role

Do you want to play a role in making London safer through the generation and effective use of evaluations and data analysis?

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is the organisation through which the Mayor of London exercises his role as the Police and Crime Commissioner for London and is led by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. MOPAC undertakes a broad range of statutory duties and works closely with the Mayor of London, Deputy Mayor and Metropolitan Police Service to deliver the priorities that will create safer London communities.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the MOPAC Evidence & Insight team - the dedicated in-house analysis and social research team consisting of experienced analysts and researchers conducting analytics into crime, criminal justice and policing for London. Read more about the team here MOPAC data and statistics | London City Hall.

We are seeking to appoint two fixed term Research and Analysis Officer within the Social Research and Evaluation unit of the Evidence & Insight team. The role holder will be expected to have experience with the main social research methodologies of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method approaches, merging findings from multiple sources, and experience of their use in designing and delivering complex projects. Knowledge and understanding of evaluation methodologies and (i.e., experimental, counterfactuals, mixed, and qualitative methods) is required.

If you're ready to take the next step in your career and join a team that's making a real difference improving the lives of Londoners, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Want to find out what it’s like to work with MOPAC?

You can find out more about MOPAC by visiting our website.

If you have a question about the role, please contact Lynne Conroy by emailing

Please do not send applications to the hiring manager directly as MOPAC operates a blind recruitment process.

If your query is about the recruitment process, please contact HR via the email below instead.

Applying for the Role

Candidates wishing to apply must upload their CV, accordingly, complete their personal profile and answer the supporting questions. Please ensure your answers clearly address the essential criteria and competency framework outlined in the attached job description.

Please note that you will not be able to go back and edit your application once you have pressed the submit button. We advise all candidates to make note of the supplementary questions and draft their answers outside of the recruitment portal.

MOPAC operates a blind recruitment process; therefore, please do not write any identifiable information (such as your name, pronouns or any personal information) within your supporting question answers or introductory statement.

If you require any reasonable adjustments or assistance submitting your application, please email

Political Restriction

Political Restriction: under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011), all MOPAC staff members will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.

Security Vetting Clearance

The successful candidates will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting, which may take around eight weeks to complete. Applicants must possess the legal right to work in the UK and have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years.

Reward and Benefits

In addition to an excellent salary and civil service pension with 28.97% employer contribution, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 32.5 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan and flexible working arrangements.

Where are we based?

We have moved to a hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street (near London Bridge) and Newlands Park (postcode SE26). On average, staff will work 1-2 days a week from an Office Hub, which may differ depending on the role requirements.

Got a query on the recruitment process?

If you have a question about the recruitment process, please get in touch with a member of the HR team via email at

We are a disability-confident employer. MOPAC guarantees an interview to any applicant that declares that they have a disability, providing they meet the minimum standards for the job role. These standards are defined in the job description and will often be listed as essential or desirable skills.

London's diversity is its biggest asset, and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.




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