Head of Strategy and Insight Job Description

Monday 13 July 2020

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 with our Chief Executive.

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 crime, policing and criminal justice policy (including wider political context).

  • Excellent written skills, with experience of drafting for an external audience (for example White Papers, government reviews, police and crime plans, think tank reports etc.).

  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis, including an ability to work with performance data.

  • Outstanding communication skills, including experience of presenting to senior decision-makers and building/ maintaining relationships.

  • The ability to juggle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.

  • Working within a close-knit team, including the ability to manage, steer and lead more junior members of staff.

Position in organisation

  • Reports to: Chief Executive

  • Responsible for: Strategy and Insight Team


A competitive salary will be paid depending upon skills and experience, ranging between £55,000 and £65,000 (pro-rata).

Hours and place of work

As Head of Strategy and Insight you would usually work from our London office, 40 hours per week full-time; a part-time arrangement can be considered. In light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic you are likely to work from home at least some of the time. This will be reviewed as government guidance changes. Occasional travel to client sites is also a requirement of the role, but again this will depend on government guidance.


Benefits include 25 days holiday per annum pro-rata, participation in the company-wide profit-share scheme, pension, flexible working is available to all employees, subject to availability; other benefits include access to an employee assistance programme, season ticket loans for transport, childcare vouchers and “cycle to work” scheme.

How to apply

Please send your CV, two samples of previous work and a one page covering letter to contact@crestadvisory.com stating clearly which role you are applying for and why. Candidates are encouraged to proactively provide examples of past work you have personally contributed to, which showcase your skills. We ask all candidates to fill out and return this equal opportunity monitoring form to us. Please note that all CVs and applications will be anonymised before being processed.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 2nd August 2020. Applications will be shortlisted the following week, with interviews occurring w/c 17th of August.

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 and speak to one of the team about the role you are interested in.


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