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Senior Practitioner Fellow Opportunity

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Practitioner Fellow to work on Operation Soteria Bluestone project. The closing date for applications is 12 noon 6th October 2022 and is potentially a high value (and free) opportunity for police and their organisations. 

Senior Practitioner Fellows (SPF) are police officers or police staff with an interest in research. The Centre aims to create high-quality research evidence which can be used in policy and practice, so much of its research is based on a genuinely collaborative working relationship which brings together the knowledge, skills and experience of academics with those of policing practitioners. The Scheme offers an opportunity for co-research, with police officers or staff joining a research team for the duration of the secondment.  

This SPF role is a six-month secondment opportunity to the Open University between November 2022 and April 2023 to work collaboratively on a high-profile research project, funded by the Home Office, in the Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL). The work programme involves supporting the delivery of several projects focused on learning and development and police officer wellbeing in the context of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) investigation. As a SPF, you will be part of a large research team led by Dr Emma Williams (Principal Investigator) and you will be expected to contribute ideas and undertake data collection, analysis, and if you wish writing up, as part of the team, contributing your insights from practice and learning more about research design and methods through the project.   

This vacancy is now closed.

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