About Crest Advisory

Crest Advisory works to build safer and more secure communities by helping organisations think, speak and act with greater clarity on criminal justice. We work with central government, national policing bodies, Police and Crime Commissioners, universities, think-tanks, NGOs and private companies, enabling them to achieve greater impact by marrying policy and technical insight with expertise in communication.

We are a non-partisan organisation, but all of our advice is underpinned by some fundamental beliefs about how criminal justice systems should work. In short, we believe criminal justice systems work best when they are preventative, locally accountable, transparent and collaborative.


Recently, demand for Crest’s services has grown and we are now seeking to recruit experienced consultants on an associate basis to help deliver a number of key projects, including work on police reform, criminal justice devolution and community engagement.

We are looking for a positive, collaborative person, able to work as part of a team and adhere to Crest’s values (collaborative, challenging, credible and courageous).

Essential skills:

  • In-depth understanding of policing and criminal justice policy (including wider political context)
  • Excellent written skills, with experience of drafting high quality products (for example White Papers, government reviews, police and crime plans, think-tank reports etc)
  • Ability to undertake and/or commission quantitative and qualitative analysis, including an ability to work with performance data
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to present complex data to a wide range of audiences

Desirable skills:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Project management

Your hours will depend on our ability to match available unique and challenging projects to your skills/experience.

Day rates are dependent on experience, but are competitive and subject to experience.

How to apply

If you are interested in a further conversation about the above, please send your CV and one page cover letter to harvey.redgrave@crestadvisory.com by 5pm on Monday 10 April.

If you wish to discuss the role informally, please call 020 3542 8993.