• To support PFEW’s core purpose and strategic objectives by providing comprehensive research support on police officers terms and conditions.
• To proactively research and evaluate information on a wide range of work-related issues for elected members of the Federation for the formation of policy.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Undertake systematic literature reviews on a range of topics such as talent management, pay systems and equality issues
• Prepare concise briefings on systematic literature reviews for policy makers
• Utilise an Evidence Based Human Resources (EBHR) approach, including arranging and running workshops and other methods of stakeholder engagement
• Assist in the preparation of evidence for the PFEW’s national pay processes
• Design and undertake a range of surveys
• Analyse, interpret and compare complex facts and figures, making judgements and recommendations based on the data
• Attend meetings as required, and offer supplementary/ad hoc advice to colleagues in other departments, or elected PFEW officials, as appropriate
• Work independently, and collaborate with members of the Policy team, to support policy development and to prepare evidence-based consultation responses and other submissions (e.g., to feed into NPCC, College of Policing and Home Office reviews)
• Deliver research projects for external staff associations where appropriate
• Ensure compliance with legal, ethical and research best practice requirements
• Represent PFEW externally at conferences, meetings and events
• Represent the Research Team at internal PFEW conferences, meetings and events.
• Undertake special research projects as required by the Head of Research & Risk.
NB Please note that these duties and responsibilities are not exhaustive and may be changed from time to time.
It is essential that the postholder:
• Be qualified to at least degree level in a subject with a strong social research element and a reasonable amount of relevant research experience
• Have expertise in statistics and analysis packages (SPSS, Excel)
• Have experience of systematic literature reviews, and a basic understanding of the Evidence Based Human Resource (EBHR) process
• Have experience of running workshops or focus groups
• Have experience of designing research studies, with an understanding of issues such as statistical power and sample sizes
• Be able to assess the validity and reliability of published research
• Be able to analyse and critically appraise their own work and that of others, including a variety of published sources.
Personal attributes - the post holder will be able to:
• Convey a clear message both verbally and in writing to a wide range of audiences
• Be confident working independently as well as part of a team
• Demonstrate attention to detail and ensure accuracy in their work at all times
• Possess good interpersonal skills, in order to work in partnership with and influence a range of contacts, both internal and external, in support of the Police Federation’s objectives
• £33,000 salary
• 26 days’ annual leave per annum + Bank Holidays
• Hybrid working (3 days in office, 2 WFH)
• Free lunch on site
• On-site parking
• Gym on-site
• Employee discounts
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
All applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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