The starting salary is £45,073 which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
The salary is broken down as £42,232 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale - £50,385 plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.
Millions deserve the insight you can give
Some 9 million people live, work and learn in our capital city. Keeping all of them safe involves more than front line effort. That’s where our Strategic Insight Unit (SIU) comes in. Combining advanced data analytics and social research skills with expertise in operational policing and the strategic landscape, they give us an insight no other team could. Join them, and you’ll use your passion for analysis to find new ways to tackle issues affecting millions.
Providing expert behavioural science support to analytical and research projects, you’ll advise and lead on its application within the organisation to improve organisational efficiency and achieve better outcomes for Londoners. That will see you integrate insights from the behavioural science literature into SIU projects and wider MPS programmes of work.
You’ll also you’ll lead and support on planning and delivering behaviour change projects to inform the design of services, systems and processes, and deliver guidance and products that help leaders understand empirical analytical outputs. Applying new insights to areas they’re operating in, you’ll contribute to scoping and developing new research projects that support decision making.
Throughout, you’ll have every chance to share your knowledge by representing the organisation as an expert in behavioural science and/or research methods, and through conducting training and workshops on applied behavioural science.
You’ll be adept in a range of recognised quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools and techniques, and you’ll be able to explain the theoretical concepts around behavioural science as well as apply them to real-world challenges.
You should also be more than comfortable explaining complex topics in simple terms, and leading workshops and presentations, and conveying your findings in a way that delivers high quality products and optimises available technology. In addition, you’ll be able to make strategic data and findings meaningful to senior leaders and external stakeholders so that it can inform board-level decision making and support operational priorities.
The Metropolitan Police Service is looking for a Higher Behavioural Science Analyst to join its Strategic Insight Unit (SIU) – a small, multi-disciplinary team that combines advanced data analytics and social research skills with expertise in, and experience of, operational policing and the strategic landscape.
The SIU delivers empirical insights in support of evidence-based policing via three main routes:
- We Explain – by examining patterns in police data using econometric and algorithmic tools to understand what is happening and why.
- We Innovate – by drawing from applied criminology and behavioural economics, and use operational expertise to apply relevant insights.
- We Test – by working with operations MPS units and external experts to co-design and deliver scientifically robust evaluations.
The job purpose is to:
- Provide expert behavioural science support to analytical and research projects
More specifically, the post holder will:
- Advise and lead on the application of behavioural science within the organisation to improve organisational efficiency and achieve better outcomes for Londoners. The purpose of this role is to integrate insights from the behavioural science literature into SIU projects and wider MPS programmes of work.
Additionally you will:
- lead and support the planning and delivery of behaviour change projects to inform the design of services, systems and processes
- deliver projects from identification to full development that provide high quality guidance and insightful analytical products that enable leaders to understand empirical analytical outputs
- apply new insights to areas in which they are operating and inform their decision-making work with the Senior Behavioural Science Analyst to scope, develop and deliver new research projects
- represent the organisation as an expert in behavioural science and/or research methods
- conduct training and workshops on applied behavioural science
- produce high quality deliverables, including trial interventions, workshop packs and project reports
- lead high level and sometimes complex meetings with internal stakeholders.
Note: You may in addition be required from time to time to undertake additional duties necessary to meet the needs of the MPS; such duties to be commensurate with the responsibilities and grading of the post.
There’s a great deal to look forward to in return. As well as opportunities to grow and learn, you’ll enjoy benefits including substantial annual leave, Civil Service pension arrangements, interest free season ticket loans, flexible working conditions and more.
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process, and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement, and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 11 October 2023.
The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.
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