Police Staff / MVRP Evidence Hub Researcher

Job reference: 006367

Closing date: 12/03/2021

Job start date: Not specified

Salary: Grade D £23,817 to £26,016

Employment type: Secondment

Department: (F) Forcewide

Hours per week: 36.5

Working Days: 5

Evidence Hub Researcher

Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership (MVRP)

Grade D - £ 23,817- £26,016

City Centre Office location

36.5 hrs per week

12-month secondment – up to 31/03/22 with option to extend (dependent upon Home Office funding position)

Closing Date: Friday 12th March 2021​​​​​​​

Application – CV and cover letter


Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership brings together partners from across Merseyside with the shared aim of reducing serious violence, which has an impact upon our communities.  The partnership is funded by the Home Office and uses a public health approach to tackling serious violence by identifying the root causes of violence and designing and implementing solutions to prevent people, and particularly young people, from having their lives impacted by violence – “we believe that all communities across Merseyside have the right to be free from violence in order to provide the best life chances for all”.

MVRP has staff from the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner, Public Health, Merseyside Local Authorities, Community Safety Partnerships, Education, Probation, Youth Justice, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service and Merseyside Police who work together towards the collective aims to reduce the effects of serious violence and improve life chances for all.

In recognition of the need to fully understand our serious violence problem on Merseyside we are investing in additional analytical resources to enable MVRP to continue to evolve and to effectively develop their public health approach to reducing serious violence.

Job Purpose

To support the VRP Evidence hub manager and VRP Evidence Hub Analyst in the production of strategic analysis and research reports, in order to inform decision making throughout the partnership regarding better understanding of the problem of serious violence.

Key Responsibilities

  • You will extract and prepare data to support the delivery of findings for reports and presentations.
  • Conduct research in to the production of briefing papers and reports to support in giving a better understanding of the problem of serious violence.
  • Support the VRP Hub Manager and VRP Hub Analyst in responding to requests in a timely manner from the VRP Director, Chief Officers and Senior Officers as requested.
  • Conduct research to support the VRP Hub Manager in the production of presentations and reports.
  • Support the development of systems and processes, to ensure provision of statistical information for various partnerships.

Knowledge & Experience

  • Understanding of analytical concepts, possesses and techniques and in applying innovation and creativity to the function.
  • Knowledge of a wide and diverse range of multi-agency information systems to understand the processes and data for analysis and measurement of performance.
  • Knowledge of computerised query building.
  • Good organisation and time management in order to meet demanding and impromptu deadlines.
  • Ability to critically analyse and review reports and documents in addition to critical examination of processes and practices to ensure the quality and accuracy of products in identifying areas for improvement.
  • Previous experience in using the appropriate available statistical research tools and techniques in order to complete tasks.
  • You will have the ability to scrutinise, question and dissect large amounts of information, to identify areas that require investigation.
  • Experience of interrogating multi agency information systems.
  • Proven ability to communicate with all consumers, suppliers of information and the ability to present your findings in clear and simple terms to diverse audiences.
  • You will have experience in influencing and being assertive in negotiating information and analysis requirements with customers.
  • Any candidates shortlisted will be required to undertake a pre-assessment

For further information please email : Shared.Services.Recruitment@merseyside.police.uk​​​​​​​

Please note: Any applicants not currently employed by Merseyside Police should apply as an internal candidate.

Shortlisting – W/C 15th March 2021

Pre-assessment – W/C 22nd March 2021

Interviews W/C – 29th March 2021

Prior to applying for any secondment, your vetting status must be assessed to ensure that suitable representatives of Merseyside Police are put forward for out of Force secondments.  Please complete the Health Check Vetting form and return it to Force.Vetting.Unit@merseyside.police.uk with the Subject: Secondment Health Check. The required form can be found here: http://iforce/Staff/Additional%20Documents/HC%20VETTING%20FORM.docx.


You must have Authorisation from your Strand Lead before applying for any secondment opportunities. The 'Secondment Support Form' is linked below and should be returned electronically to shared.service.recruitment@merseyside.police.uk, with agreement from your line manager and Chief Officer that their secondment will be supported should they be successful.  This form must be returned by the closing date for this vacancy.


Equality Act 2010

Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made.  Our policy, at the stage of interview, is that we will ask all candidates whether we need to make any ‘reasonable adjustments’ in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  Under the Equality Act, a disabled person is someone with a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.

Positive Action

Merseyside Police are proud to use Positive Action to redress the balance of under representation our team will offer advice, guidance and support throughout the recruitment process to candidates from under-represented groups.  For more information please refer to our Positive Action page https://www.merseyside.police.uk/police-forces/merseyside-police/areas/careers/join-us/positive-action-recruitment-team/


The closing date for this job has now passed.