Hydrant Programme Researcher

Hybrid – Homeworker Rota – Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire part at home, part on premise.

Full Time (37Hours) - Temporary to 31 March 2023 with potential to extend to 31.03.2024

£25,062 - £28,359 per annum

Friday 02 December 2022 at 5pm

Please quote Ref: L2691 on application form


Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Hydrant Programme is a national policing programme supporting the work of the NPCC Child Protection and Abuse Investigation Working Group. Originally established in 2014 to coordinate the response to non-recent child sexual abuse, but now supporting forces across a child protection and investigation issues.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Hydrant Programme’s analytic and research team.  We are looking for a Researcher to join our team. This person will have a commitment to applied research and have previous experience of supporting an analytical team or researcher. And will have a strong interest in being part of a team that is supporting police nationally to respond to child abuse, exploitation and vulnerability.

We have a range of benefits in addition to the salary available:

  • 24 days holiday per year in addition to public holidays
  • We operate a Flexi-time scheme, within agreed limits set by line managers. 
  • Option of joining the local government pension scheme
  • Option of joining the staff association, Unison, and enjoying the benefits this provides
  • Blue Light Card with 100s of discounts
  • training available and the opportunity to have mentoring, development is encouraged
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) A confidential service, available 365 days a year, 24/7, free of charge.  To provide around the clock support and guidance to help you manage work and personal stressors, as well as support you through lifestyle changes. 
  • Support Networks that provide information and an opportunity to share an experience as well as offer advice and support to members.

In your application we will be looking for you to demonstrate the following necessary essential criteria:

  • Experience of researching and collating data
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate and timely reports
  • Proven problem-solving skills, ability to use own initiative and work under pressure
  • Effective communication skills, being articulate and able to debate issues
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of performance and intelligence management processes and techniques
  • Good computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • A working knowledge of Evidence Based Policing principles, PND and HOLMES System
  • Previous experience of, or trained in the use of Microsoft Excel or analytical and data mining tools such as i2, Microsoft Reporting or equivalent

Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday, specific days to be negotiated. 

This post is offered on a temporary basis to 31.03.2024.

If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact [email protected]

Important: Please see notes pertaining to recruitment at the beginning of the intranet vacancy page. Please return completed applications by email to
[email protected]

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.