Role: Data analyst


Who we are


Crest Advisory is a small, vibrant consultancy based in Covent Garden – helping clients think, speak and act clearly within criminal justice. We work with central government, national policing bodies, police and crime commissioners, universities, NGOs and private companies, enabling them to achieve greater impact by marrying policy and technical insight with expertise in communication. Insightful, savvy and smart, we foster a culture of support and challenge and provide both our clients and each other with the best advice in the business.

Delivering strategic communications advice, research, analysis and policy development, we are a multi disciplinary team who have worked across some of the biggest and most serious issues in the criminal justice arena.

Crest is a great place to work if you are looking for rewarding and important work. We thrive on working together, ensuring our judgement and clarity is never compromised. Together we make things happen and we look after each other too.


What we are looking for


We are looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative person to join the Crest team as a data analyst.  You will have excellent analytical and methodological skills  and be able to apply these to a wide range of information and data as it relates to policing and criminal justice.

The role will be varied and cover all aspects of criminal justice. You may be asked to analyse crime statistics or interrogate and interpret performance data to understand how police forces are coping with changing demand; to bring together data from across courts, probation and prisons to better understand the inter-dependencies between different agencies; or to shed light on what drives police demand. An ability to code would be a distinct advantage as we look to build our own performance datasets in future.

You will have excellent IT skills  and be able to present data in a compelling and accessible way for non-experts.  You will not be expected to be an expert on criminal justice policy – but curiosity about this area and a keenness to learn are vital.

The role is likely to suit a recent graduate or post-graduate, or someone with relevant experience working in a data analysis role, who is looking for an opportunity to develop their skills within a growing company.


What you will get in return


As well as providing data analysis to support communications, policy and insight professionals there is also significant scope over time to undertake your own projects and present your analysis to senior audiences.

Our last staff survey told us that Crest employees want to work here because of the great people, the drive and thirst for work, and the effort that goes into bringing people together. We are always up for learning more and enjoy celebrating our successes. We work on some of the most serious issues of the day, we enjoy our work and we have fun together along the way.


Essential criteria

  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and experience of modelling.
  • Ability to identify and apply the most appropriate analytical methods to different situations.
  • Ability to analyse, interrogate and interpret different datasets
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability to present complex data to non-expert audiences
  • Excellent IT and presentation skills
  • Ability to quality assure analytical work and build the capabilities of others.
  • Ability to be part of  a wider multi disciplinary team
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable criteria

  • Membership of an analytical profession or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of criminal justice policy
  • Understanding of qualitative methodologies.
  • Ability to code.

You will work from our London office (40 hours per week full-time; a part-time arrangement can be considered). Salary of around £25K will be paid dependent upon skills and experience.


How to apply

If you are interested please send your CV and one page cover letter to Sarah Kincaid, care of

The deadline for applications is 27th November 2017

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

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 4th December in central London.

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