PS/590/BCH - SC6/SC5/A3 - Researcher - Joint Protective Services

Police Staff
Joint Protective Services
Bedfordshire Police Force
Headquarters, Kempston, Beds , Headquarters, Huntingdon, Cambs
JPS Command
Fixed Term Contract
(B) SC6 (C) SC5 (H) A3
(B) £26,208 - £28,023 (C) £23,235 - £25,380 (H) £21,342 - £26,208
Full Time
Applications are invited for a Researcher to join Joint Protective Services (JPS) supporting performance reporting for Crime and Specialist Operations. The post holder will work as part of a team within the JPS Business Area, reporting to the Senior Analyst.

This is a nine-month secondment opportunity for an individual looking to develop their career, enhance their current skills and work within a fast paced and evolving area of business. The successful candidate may occasionally be required to travel across the tri-force but the permanent base location can be either Bedfordshire Police Headquarters or Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters which is where the majority of the business area and command team are based.

The post holder will be required to undertake a range of responsibilities, including (but not limited to);

• Provide research capability to assist JPS Governance.
• Monitor data quality and provide feedback where required.
• Collect and collate information regarding specific areas of performance.
• Research and compile management information as required.
• Liaise with partners in order to exchange relevant information.

As such the successful candidate will have the desired qualities;

• Previous experience in a research environment.
• Proven experience of assimilating and understanding relevant information, to include the identification of potential risks and patterns.
• Good working knowledge of computer software including experience of data management and input working with customised databases and computer packages including excel.
• Ability to work unsupervised, using own initiative and to deadlines.
• Ability to research and draw conclusions from the information gathered.
• Experience in report writing, with the ability to express complex data.

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload their CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form (if you do not have a current CV), which can be found in the vacancy documents below. We strongly recommend that where possible, a CV is provided to ensure that your full experience and employment history is demonstrated. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

External applicants should ensure that their current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

If you are successful at shortlisting, you will be required to provide evidence against the competency and values framework (CVF) and entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

All applications must be made through our online recruitment portal by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below.

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role.

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75(7777) or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until a start date is agreed. Redeployees should notify the HR Service Centre at and their HR advisor of their application. All applicants will be notified if this occurs.
21 August 2020

This opportunity is closed to applications.