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Senior Analyst Job Description

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

  • Design and 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 and support and develop the analytical skills of individual team members and the wider team

  • Plan and project manage some smaller projects (including budget) and similarly act as the key point of contact for the client for these projects.

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

  • Line manage analysts where required.

  • 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

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

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 £37,500 and £42,500 (pro-rata).


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