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Researcher – Operation Hydrant

Researcher (L1285)
Moss Way, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Part Time (30hours) Temporary
Band D: £23,946 - £27,096 per annum / pro rata 
Closing Date: Sunday 26th January 2020 at 12 Midnight  
Interviews to be held week commencing 3rd February 2020
Job Ref : Please quote Ref: L1285 on application form

Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire; Operation Hydrant is the national coordination hub for non-recent child sexual abuse cases involving people of public prominence and/or within an institution or organisation.

The Operation was established in August 2014 as it became clear that police forces across the country were experiencing a surge in reports of non-recent child sexual abuse from adults in the wake of revelations around Jimmy Savile, our work facilitates forces to agree primacy, promotes collaborative working, and expedites the sharing of intelligence and information.

This role sits with the Research Team and provides a critical function within Operation Hydrant.

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, 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 30 hours per week with flexibility in relation to working days and working pattern. This post is offered on a temporary basis to 31.03.2021.

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.

Norfolk constabulary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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].