Research & Policy Officer Job In Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Research & Policy Officer


  • £100 - £250 per day
  • Posted: 15/10/2020
  • Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
  • Job Ref: 082105366
  • Temporary

Job Details

Pertemps are recruiting for a Research & Policy Officer to work with our public sector client on an interim basis until March 2021 (with the possibility of extension).


Role - Research & Policy Officer
Duration - until March 2021
Location - Home based / Edinburgh City Centre
Rate - Day rate up to £250 per day.
Full time / Part time hours Monday - Friday


The successful candidate will be:

  • Providing research support and analysis to the Principal Research Officer and policy support to the Senior Policy Officer
  • Preparing and undertaking detailed analysis of current Scottish Legal Practice on sentence discounting to help provide an evidence base from which a draft guideline can be constructed
  • Analysing court records
  • Engaging with stakeholders of all levels
  • Conducting additional ad hoc research support duties as required


You must have:
  • Experience of the Scottish Legal System
  • An understanding of sentencing guidelines
  • A proven track record of conducting qualitative research and an understanding of quantitative research methods


A basic Disclosure Scotland certificate and security clearance will be required for the successful candidate.


If you are interested in this role, please apply online immediately.