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.

Role

Recently, demand for Crest’s services has grown and we are now seeking to recruit a new Head of Strategy and Insight to work directly to our Director of Strategy and Delivery.

You will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • several years’ experience working at a high level within criminal justice policy
  • outstanding written and oral communication skills, including experience of presenting to senior stakeholders, e.g. Secretaries of State, Chief Constables or Police and Crime Commissioners
  • outstanding analytical capability, both qualitative and quantitative
  • the ability to deliver high quality work to deadlines
  • an appreciation of the role of communication in delivering strategic programmes and policy

Initially, your work will involve supporting projects on justice devolution and criminal justice effectiveness. But you will also be expected to contribute more ad hoc, reactive pieces of analysis, for example responding to new emerging crime trends.

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)
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis, including an understanding of police funding and demand
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to present complex data to a wider range of audiences

Desirable skills:

  • Strategic thinking
  • Project management

You will work principally from our London office (40 hours per week full-time; a part-time arrangement can be considered). A competitive salary of c. £55,000 will be paid dependent upon skills and experience (pro-rata).

How to apply

If you are interested please send your CV and one page cover letter to harvey.redgrave@crestadvisory.com

The deadline for applications is 5pm, 24 April, 2017.

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

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