Researcher

Location
Leatherhead
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
02 Aug 2022
Closes
02 Sep 2022
Discipline
Health
Level
Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Primary Function

•    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.

Additional Responsibilities
•    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.
                                            
Person Specification
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

Benefits:
•    £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 recruitment@polfed.org.
 

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