Vacancy: Project officer ‘Sharing insights on hate crime: new methods and forms of data’

Project Officer

Are you an enthusiastic, organised and motivated individual, with an interest in criminal justice? Do you want to support and develop a project that aims to drive improvements in policing and service provision for victims of religiously and racially motivated hate crime?  Would you like to take an active role in delivering, promoting and disseminating this exciting project?

You will work in the role of Project Officer on the ‘Sharing insights on hate crime: new methods and forms of data’ project in collaboration with Lancashire Constabulary and the Safer Lancashire Partnership. You will support Dr Lightowlers in the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the delivery of the project and in a range of associated activities.

Since the recent EU referendum there has been a renewed emphasis on the importance of preventing hate crime and providing support for victims. This project will develop new relationships between academics, Lancashire Constabulary and the Safer Lancashire Partnership with which to drive improvements in policing and service provision for victims of religiously and racially motivated hate crime based on existing expertise in the quantitative and spatial analysis of secondary data sources. The project will share learning about new methods and forms of data that can deepen the police’s understanding of the changing profiles perpetrators and victims of hate crime.

This will include gathering and processing data from a range of sources attending meetings and liaising with Lancashire Constabulary/Safer Lancashire, organising meetings and events, and preparing interim and final reports.

With previous experience of applied criminal justice research (knowledge of geographic or quantitative research in this field would be an advantage), you will possess excellent time management and organisational skills as well as the ability to deal with a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The ability to work alone, as part of a team, and with a range of people is essential.

You will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The post will be based in the School of Law at the University of Leeds but will involve occasional travel to research sites in England and Wales (notably Preston, Lancashire).

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Carly Lightowlers, University Academic Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9577, email: c.lightowlers@leeds.ac.uk

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law
School/Institute: School of Law
Category: Clerical Support
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £26,052 to £31,076 p.a. pro rata
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months (specialist skills for a limited period))
Closing Date: Wednesday 08 March 2017
Reference: ESLLW1070

 

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