Crime and Performance Analyst 


£33,120 - £37,936 – B2   STAFF WILL BE APPOINTED ON POINT 1 OF SCALE- £33,120




Around 37 hours per week 


Hamilton – Currently working to a hybrid model of office and home  working.

The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is currently seeking to recruit  a Crime and Performance Analyst to join her team who are based in Hamilton.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to work in a fast paced environment within a growing progressive organisation. 

The PIRC was established in 2013 and is responsible for carrying out independent investigations into incidents involving the police and independently review the way the police handle complaints from the public. 

Our aim is to secure public confidence in policing in Scotland by supporting continuous improvement and promoting positive change. 

The successful candidate will support the Commissioner and Head of Investigations in carrying out effective and efficient investigations into serious incidents involving the police in Scotland. These can include investigations into deaths in police custody, death or serious injury following contact with the police or of criminal allegations against the police.  You will be tasked to undertake research and analytical work in support of PIRC operational requirements.  

As a Crime and Performance Analyst reporting to a Deputy Senior Investigator, you will be a member of a team supporting those carrying out independent investigations into the most significant incidents concerning the delivery of policing in Scotland. This will be a dual role with you being tasked to undertake research and analytical work as well as performance analysis relating to the wider business functions within the PIRC. 

You must be able to demonstrate experience of the following specific duties 

  • To develop and contribute analytical products towards the delivery of innovative and bespoke customer analysis, products and solutions. 
  • To collate, evaluate, analyse and disseminate information from a variety of sources with a view to compiling analytical reports which will support major investigations being undertaken by PIRC.
  • Be familiar with the operation of i2 analytical or other similar software and able to produce analytical products using such software. 
  • To research and analyse information, prepare detailed written reports, charts, graphs, maps and recommendations, etc. on analytical issues to inform and brief PIRC Senior Management and provide support to managerial meetings. 
  • To be responsible for the production of Performance and Statistical Returns for the Annual Report and other tasks as deemed appropriate. 
  • To operate a range of computer based systems, having a high awareness of the importance, sensitivity and integrity attached to data management. Equally the importance of ensuring accuracy when inputting or retrieving information. 
  • Undertake thorough and efficient Crime and Performance Data Analysis adhering to agreed standard operating procedures, protocols and guidelines. 
  • Produce and prepare reports for the Commissioner, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, SPA and policing bodies operating in Scotland as required. Attend court or other hearings for the purpose of giving evidence based on these reports as required. 

The successful candidate must have a strong analytical approach, keen eye for detail when gathering evidence, confident interviewer, analysis and presentation with well-developed critical thinking skills, obtaining information and using sound judgement to reach conclusions are all essential skills for this role.  This experience may have been gained within organisations other than the police service and we would welcome applications from candidates with relevant experience from other organisations. 

The successful candidate should also have a good general education - minimum SCQF level 7 or equivalent including English or equivalent relevant professional qualification/proven experience in a research or analysis environment 

The PIRC offers excellent career prospects, competitive pension and benefits and operates flexible working arrangements. 

The positions are based in Hamilton. The successful candidate must undergo Non-Police Personnel Vetting (NPPV) and Security Clearance (SC) prior to appointment. 

The PIRC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting a diverse workforce, with an emphasis on the PIRC Values of integrity, impartiality and respect. We therefore encourage and would welcome applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Disability Confident Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who meets all of the selection criteria required for the post and considers themselves to be disabled. 


Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all assessment and interviews may be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.  In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual assessment/interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Microsoft Teams' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview. 

For information on this vacancy please contact Ruth McCallum at or call on 07342 080256. 

How to Apply 

The Candidate Information Pack /application form are available here:

Candidate Information Pack

Application Form

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The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 22nd January 2023. 

Previous applicants need not apply. 

The shortlisting will take place thereafter.  Successful applicants will be contacted with an interview date in due course. 

Applicants who have not been contacted by us within 3 weeks of this closing date should assume they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  Please note we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful applications. 

Only completed application forms will be considered

Please do not substitute your Curriculum Vitae for a completed form since this will not be considered. 




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