Analyst Job Description

Analysts undertake research and analysis, and support the delivery of projects to produce fresh, cutting-edge policy insight across Crest’s Strategy and Insight work.

Main purpose and scope

  • Carry out high quality analysis in service of projects undertaken on behalf of clients and ensure the analysis is presented in a compelling way.

  • Train/develop other team members to develop high quality analysis.

  • Use analysis to produce fresh, cutting-edge insight, both for projects and as part of wider Crest thought leadership efforts.

  • Provide project management support to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

  • Work to ensure that Crest is seen as an organisation with the highest standards of analytical rigour and policy insight.

  • Building partnership and alliances with academics, think tanks and other like-minded organisations.

Position in organisation

  • Reports to: Senior Analyst/Strategy and Insight Manager

  • Responsible for: leading and developing analysis and research across the organisation

Duties and key responsibilities

  • Designing and conducting high quality analysis in the service of projects across the team and for wider thought leadership efforts.

  • Supporting the delivery of projects/products for clients, which achieve impact and enhance Crest’s reputation for excellence.

  • Developing new policy/analytical insights and methodologies, which help cement Crest’s position as the country’s leading specialists on criminal justice policy.

  • Ensuring the team is up to date with the most recent policy/analytical/research literature, and supporting newer team members to develop analytical skills.

  • Ensuring appropriate recording of activities in line with Crest Advisory processes.

The post-holder may be asked to complete tasks not listed above but which are within the scope of the role.

General responsibilities

  • Commitment to equal opportunities

  • Cooperation with health and safety policies

  • Adhere to confidentiality requirements

  • Commitment to Crest’s company values

  • Collaborate with and behave respectfully towards colleagues


A competitive salary will be paid depending upon skills and experience, ranging between £27,500 and £35,000 (pro-rata).


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