We are currently recruiting for:

  • Policy Analyst

  • Strategy and Insight Manager

  • Associate Director of Strategy and Insight

Who are Crest Advisory?

We are a growing, vibrant consultancy which specialises in criminal justice, policing and security. Based in central London, we have clients across the UK, from central government departments and national policing bodies, to police and crime commissioners, elected mayors, public inquiries, NGOs and businesses. We help our clients to achieve greater impact by combining policy and technical insight with expertise in communication and engagement.

We are a multi-disciplinary team, with a diverse range of perspectives and experiences, from former government advisors to police officers, communications specialists to academics. But we all share a common goal: safer and stronger communities.  We thrive on working together, ensuring our judgement and clarity is never compromised.

Our team have worked on some of the biggest and most important issues out there – from supporting police forces and elected authorities, as they tackle serious violence and knife crime, to helping public inquiries and high-profile independent commissions build trust and confidence. No day is the same and each sees our team engaged in a range of fascinating, challenging and hugely rewarding projects.

Our last staff survey told us that the Crest team wants to work here because of the great people, the drive and thirst for work, and the effort that goes into bringing people together. Whilst the majority of the work covers some of the most serious subject matters out there, we prioritise working as a team and living our values. Being collaborative is one of our core values – it means we share our knowledge and learning, support each other, and work closely together to deliver outstanding results for clients and, importantly, enjoy our work. We are also courageous, challenging and credible in the way we develop our business, deliver for clients and operate as a team.

 

We are growing our team

Due to growing demand for Crest’s work, we are expanding our team and seeking to recruit at all levels for enthusiastic, curious and collaborative people.

Read on if you are looking for rewarding and hugely varied work, and you have an interest in this fascinating area of policy.

Closing date for all applications Monday 15th October

 

How to Apply:

Please send your CV, and a one page covering letter, to contact@crestadvisory.com stating clearly which role you are applying for and why.

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 October

Please indicate in your letter whether you are interested in a full-time or part-time position.

If you wish to enquire about the role informally, please call 020 3542 8993 and one of our team members will be happy to discuss this with you.

 

Policy Analyst – £24,000- 32,000 p.a.

The policy analyst role involves carrying out and leading research and analysis to produce fresh, cutting-edge policy insight across Crest’s work.

The role is likely to suit someone with experience of public policy work and/or knowledge of the criminal justice system, (although knowledge of the CJ system is not mandatory – the skills are the most important aspect) and a degree-level qualification or relevant work experience, who is looking for an opportunity to develop their skills within a growing company and is keen to make an impact.

You will have excellent written and communication skills and be able to interrogate and analyse quantitative data as it relates to policing and criminal justice.

More information and how to apply: Policy Analyst

 

Manager: Strategy and Insight – £40,000-£50,000 p.a.

The Strategy and Insight Manager is a critical team role: managing projects and client accounts, quality assuring Crest analysis and supporting the Head of Strategy & Insight and the Head of Communications to integrate strategy, insight and communications across all our projects.

The role will involve conducting high quality analysis for our clients and wider thought leadership, communicating Crest’s work and managing projects from start through to completion, as well as developing proposals for new work. It requires the ability to work across policy and communications disciplines; to be both client facing and supportive of analysts in building their skills and to provide both policy and communication support, as required, to directors.

We are keen to see applications from a range of backgrounds, whether government, business, the charitable sector or academia.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people:

  • With a background in public policy and strategy – bringing an ability to combine rigorous policy analysis with an understanding of the broader political context and the constraints under which leaders tend to operate
  • With a specialism in crime and justice policy, for example policing – but who are prepared to learn and pick up new areas too
  • Who have experience of producing detailed policy analysis and original ideas: of the sort that is produced in think-tanks, management consultancies and government departments
  • Who are looking for an opportunity to develop their skills, within a growing company, and want to make a difference

You will need to have excellent written and communication skills.

More information and how to apply: Strategy and Insight Manager

 

Associate Director, Strategy and Insight – Competitive salary

The Associate Director, Strategy and Insight, is a critical team role: managing programmes of work and client accounts, quality assuring Crest analysis and insight products, supporting Crest’s directors to sell new work and grow the business. This is a new senior leadership role and the successful candidate will be able to work across different areas of business, manage teams and problem-solve with minimal supervision.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people:

  • With a background in public policy and strategy – bringing an ability to combine rigorous policy analysis with an understanding of the broader political context and the constraints under which leaders tend to operate
  • With a specialism in crime and justice policy – for example policing, but who are prepared to learn and pick up new areas too
  • Who have some experience of fundraising, and / or selling new client work, or have experience of consultancy from the client-side
  • Who are skilled in communicating ideas to expert and non-expert audiences

While we are interested in hearing from people that can oversee major projects, really, we are looking for people that can provide hands-on strategic leadership, setting an example by personally delivering outstanding work for clients.

More information on how to apply: Associate Director, Strategy and Insight

We are looking to hire the right people immediately.

If you are interested in any of these roles, please click on the relevant links for more details. You will need to send us your CV, two samples of previous work, and a covering email to contact@crestadvisory.com

In your application please ensure that you state clearly which role you are applying for