Hydrant Programme Researcher

Sheffield, Hybrid Homeworker Rota, 3 Days On Premise 2 At Home
Full Time (37 Hours) - Temporary to 31 March 2024
£26,232 - £29,433
Friday 31 March 2023 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: L2937 on application form

Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Hydrant Programme is a national policing programme supporting the work of the NPCC’s Child Protection and Abuse Investigation Working Group. Operation Hydrant was originally established in 2014 to coordinate the response to non-recent child sexual abuse and is now known as the Hydrant Programme and is supporting forces with child protection, abuse, exploitation and investigation issues.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Researcher to join the Hydrant Programme’s analysis and research team. This person will have a commitment to applied research and have previous experience of supporting an analytical team or researcher in the handling of data within this subject area together with effective communication skills across Microsoft programmes, along with a strong interest in being part of a team supporting national policing.

Skills required:

It is essential that applicants meet the following 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.
  • Previous experience of, or trained in the use of Microsoft Excel or analytical and data mining tools such as i2, iBase, Microsoft Reporting or equivalent

Hours of work are thirty-seven per week Monday to Friday; specific hours to be negotiated. This post is offered on a temporary basis to 31.03.2024, however Hydrant Programme is grant funded and there is possibility of an extension to this date.

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010. 

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

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together.

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section.

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]