Senior Analyst Job Description

Monday 13 July 2020

Senior analysts undertake and lead research and analysis, 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.

  • Quality assure analysis produced by team members, both for projects and as part of wider Crest thought leadership efforts.

  • 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.

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

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

Position in organisation

  • Reports to: Strategy and Insight Manager

Duties and key responsibilities

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

  • Quality assuring content produced by the team.

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

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

  • Ensure the team is up to date with the most recent policy/ analytical/ research literature.

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

  • Ensure that projects are delivered on time and to budget.

  • Line management if required.

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 £32,000 and £40,000 (pro-rata).

Hours and place of work

As a Senior Analyst 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, and a one page covering letter to stating clearly which role you are applying for and why. Candidates are encouraged to proactively provide examples of past work they have personally contributed to, which showcase their 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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