VRU Impact and Intervention Analyst - The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Vacancy Type
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Staff
Area Command / Department
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
North Tyneside
Contract Type
Full Time
Salary Range
£29,583 to £32,394
Closing Date


Department – Northumbria Violence Reduction Unit – Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Location – Victory House, Balliol Business Park 

Hours –    37.5 hours per week 


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) has a team of staff and volunteers who work hard to ensure her priorities, as set out in the Police and Crime Plan, are delivered.  If you’d like to know what those priorities are, why not take a few minutes to check them out here (link to https://northumbria-pcc.gov.uk/your-priorities/police-crime-plan/) 

We’re an equal opportunities employer who values and encourages diversity and are committed to building a team that fully reflects the communities we serve.  We work hard to provide an accessible and inclusive working environment which enables our staff and volunteers to thrive.

Roles at the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner (OPCC) can range from delivering education sessions in schools as part of the Violence Reduction Unit to supporting the Commissioner’s drive to provide support services to victims of crime.  The OPCC is a rewarding place to work: no two days are ever the same but we can always guarantee a great working environment.  We will work with you to ensure your transition to your new career is as smooth as possible and we will support you every step of the way.   


The Role

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is one of twenty areas that have secured funding from the Home Office to develop a Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and commission services to deliver a response strategy including capacity building, tactical changes, and interventions.

VRUs are a multi-agency approach designed to bring together police, local government, health agencies, education representatives and other community representatives to tackle violent crime, and importantly, its underlying causes.


To provide high-quality analytical support to partners who contribute to the effective delivery of VRU projects, by monitoring and measuring impact and outcomes for individuals who access   commissioned projects across the Northumbria Police Force Area. Key responsibilities include:


Collate and Analyse data from all commissioned VRU interventions with a specific focus on Focussed Deterrence by providing case tracking of targeted individuals and cohort refresh


Produce monthly provider performance reports for the VRU Director and Public Health Specialist to monitor activity and outcomes


Work directly with VRU commissioned providers to offer analytical support and improve data quality.


Work alongside the VRU partnership analyst to undertake analysis of large-scale complex datasets.


Support the Partnership Analyst in the production of SNA, – spell this out Response Strategy and Annual Report and any subsequent reports required.


Support the Partnership Analyst in producing Home Office returns (Annex B). 


Work alongside the Partnership Analyst to develop effective performance monitoring systems, practices, processes, data sharing agreements and procedures leading to internal evaluations to demonstrate impact.


What do I need?

• Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or possess significant demonstrable experience commensurate with the role. 

Comprehensive knowledge of software skills in spreadsheets, databases, and analytical techniques including excel and Power BI

Good understanding of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)and the Equality Act 2010

Experience in developing and implementing information management systems and processes to monitor impact and outcomes 

Experience in presenting data and information in a wide range of formats for a range of audiences.

High levels of analytical and research skills, including analysis of complex qualitative and quantitative data sets such as public health fingertips data, police, and health data.


For further information please see the role profile: VRU Impact and Intervention Analyst.pdf 


Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact the OPCC at enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk


Terms and Conditions

Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)


Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.



A minimum of 25 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 29 days for 5 years+ service. We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders available, an employee advice service.


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion


We want our team to represent the communities we serve – this ensures that everyone’s voice is heard.  We therefore welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit. We particularly welcome applicants from disabled and ethnic minority candidates, as they are currently under-represented within the OPCC for Northumbria. We are proud to be a Mindful Employer and are registered as Disability Confident Committed – you will be joining a team where you matter.


Important Information


This post is subject to a satisfactory six-month review.  All staff roles within the OPCC are ‘politically restricted’, which means that staff employed in these posts may not undertake political activities either in or outside the workplace.  Some roles may require DBS clearance.