Work in Policy

Two vacancies to join the MA policy team!

The MA is currently recruiting for two roles, a Research Officer and a Policy and Research Officer.

Research Officer

We are recruiting a part-time Research Officer to play a leading role in an exciting new project exploring how an offender's level of maturity affects decision-making in magistrates' courts.

There is a growing body of work exploring the role that maturity plays in offending, rehabilitation and engagement with the justice system. This new research project will look at magistrates' understanding of offenders' maturity, what information they receive in relation to whether a lack of maturity is a factor in any case, and how any information provided influences sentencing decisions. It will involve a review of existing evidence, a survey of magistrates, carrying out focus groups, and holding a roundtable event with probation staff.

We are looking for a researcher with excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills, project management experience and the ability to produce a clear research report, as well as the ability to work to tight deadlines and to organise and prioritise your own workload. The role is for five months and part-time, three days per week.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 on Thursday 13 June 2019.

For more information on the post please click here and you can download an application form here.

Policy and Research Officer

The MA is recruiting a Policy and Research Officer to play a central role in the delivery of our ambitious programme of policy work.

Our policy work engages key stakeholders from across the justice system, covering a wide range of issues such as the future of the court estate, litigants in person, the digitisation of courts and disproportionality in the criminal justice system.The MA is looking for a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment to contribute to this important work. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in our policy work, working with our policy committees to develop the MA's policy positions and ensure that the MA continues to inform and influence the policy agenda.

This role requires the ability to assimilate and understand complex information quickly and explain complex issues clearly. The capacity to manage a complex and demanding workload is essential, as are excellent interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail. Knowledge of the criminal or family justice system is a must.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 19 June 2019.

For more information on the post please click here and you can download an application form here.

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