Analysts - Research: 3 x roles - City, Manchester, United Kingdom,

Job Title: Analysts - Research: 3 x roles

Salary: £22,911 - 26,317

Hours: 36.25

Contract:- We have three exciting new analyst roles within GMCA:

· Police, Criminal Justice and Crime- 2 years fixed term

· Work and Skills Analyst - 2 years fixed term

· Police, Criminal Justice and Crime 1 Year Fixed Term

Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Churchgate House, Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 6EU

Closing date: 18th October

Interviews: w/c 21st and 28th October


Your role:

We are looking to recruit three analysts to the GMCA research team to work in specialist areas. Two of the three roles are in the Police, Criminal Justice and Crime strand of research; and the third role is in Employment and Skills. The post-holders will join an established research team in a supportive working environment.

Police, Criminal Justice and Crime (two roles available)

We are looking to recruit two analysts to support the priorities outlined in the Deputy Mayor's Police and Crime Plan: Standing Together. There will be opportunities to provide research support to a wide range of topic areas including the development of a Greater Manchester Violence Reduction Unit as part of the Home Office's Serious Violence programme, tackling knife crime, improving services for victims, reducing reoffending and building stronger, more cohesive communities.

We require an analyst to provide a high quality research and analysis service to both internal and external partners. The successful candidate will work alongside the Violence Reduction Partnership Lead for the GMCA and the Superintendent with responsibility for Violent Crime from Greater Manchester Police.

The role will involve engagement with a wide range of partners from a wide range of sectors including education, the voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, health, police, youth justice, youth empowerment and public health, to support the development of a long-term solution to serious violence in Greater Manchester.

Employment and skills (one role available)

This role focuses on research in skills, education, employment, labour markets, welfare reform and economics. Most of the research involves the analysis of multiple complex datasets and will demand a high level of technical competence in quantitative methods, but we are also interested in hearing from researchers from other backgrounds. Typical complex datasets that we rely on include the Individualised Learner Record (ILR) and the Labour Force Survey/Annual Population Survey (LFS/APS). Recent research projects have explored the nature of low wage work in the city region, GM's record in educational attainment, the ageing workforce, 'NEET' young people and the growth of further education colleges offering degrees. Candidates need to have an excellent academic background and/or demonstrable experience in research, ideally in a field that links to work or skills.

About you:

Knowledge, Skills and Expertise

The successful candidates will have experience of using quantitative and qualitative research skills with a good understanding of a range of research methods. Ideally, candidates will possess experience of exploring datasets using software such as SPSS, Tableau/ Power BI and SQL in addition to Microsoft Excel.

Some understanding of current policy debates in the areas of working life and the nature of learning and skills, or police and crime, would also be useful but is not essential. The candidates will have a keen interest in research and policy-making; in addition, an understanding of governance and policy at a Greater Manchester and local authority level is highly desirable.

Applicants are expected to be flexible. All members of the research team should be willing and confident in turning their hands to a wide variety analytical research tasks. Good report-writing and interpersonal skills are also vital to success in all the roles. The opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders both inside and outside the organisation will be offered, as well as the chance to help drive policy and strategy through research.

Candidates will need be committed to delivering public value and working with integrity. You will have strong communication skills and the ability to work with