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Principal Research Officer (Performance Insights)
MOPAC Grade 5: £49,815.00
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Job reference number: E4134
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Salary: £49,815 - £56,925 per annum
Grade: Grade 5
Closing date: Sunday 14th August 2022 at 23:59 GMT
Interview date: Provisionally w/c 29th August 2022

Do you want to play a role in making London safer through the generation and effective use of analysis?


The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) is the organisation through which the Mayor of London exercises his role as the Police and Crime Commissioner for London and is led by the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. MOPAC undertakes a broad range of statutory duties and works closely with the Mayor of London, Deputy Mayor, and Metropolitan Police Service to deliver the priorities that will create safer London communities.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the MOPAC Evidence & Insight team - the dedicated in-house analysis and social research team consisting of experienced analysts and researchers conducting analytics into crime, criminal justice and policing for London.


We are seeking to appoint a permanent Principal Research Officer for Performance Insights. This is an important role within the team – one that is aimed at overseeing performance, data visualisations, and other analysis and feeding evidence into the development of MOPAC policy and strategy. The role also includes working with key partners across City Hall, the Metropolitan Police, and other organisations,


Key responsibilities would include the selecting, planning and direction of analytical products and techniques; programme management and risk management; and a focus on management responsibilities - typically of Performance and Analysis Officers and analysis and oversight themes.


This link will take you to the website that houses the variety of performance products and other research published by the team.


Want to find out what it’s like to work with MOPAC?


Read our interviews with Havana Wellings-Longmore (Community Engagement Officer)


You can also find out more about MOPAC by visiting our website.


If you have a question about this role please contact Mathew Pickering,  

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process please contact a member of the HR team via email on


Political Restriction

Political Restriction; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) all members of staff of MOPAC will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.


Security Vetting Clearance

The successful candidates will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting which may take around 8 weeks to be completed. Applicants will also need to have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years.

Reward and Benefits

In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 32.5 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, civil service pension scheme and flexible working arrangements.


Applying for the role

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If this sounds like you, please click on the apply button.


When applying, we would ask candidates to provide examples of the following key responsibilities of the role: selecting, planning and directing the development of analytical products and techniques (ideally in a policing or criminal justice setting); programme and risk management; and a focus on people management responsibilities.


Where are we based?


We have moved to a hybrid working model with office hubs at Union Street (near London Bridge) and Newlands Park (postcode SE26). On average staff will work 1-2 days a week from an Office Hub, but this may differ depending on the role requirements.


London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

Please note we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applications for this vacancy must be submitted via our online recruitment system. To apply please click the "Apply" button below.

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