Research Officer - Law/Criminology

Job Title: Research Officer - Law/Criminology
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £100 - £200 per day
Start Date: 2019-08-19 00:00:00
Reference: 082104847
Contact Name: Jennifer Ramsay
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 18, 2019 15:00

Job Description

Pertemps Specialist Division are delighted to be working in collaboration with one of our public sector clients to support them with the recruitment of an experienced Research Officer to join their Edinburgh office on an initial 9 month contract. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for desk-based research on the sentencing of highly sensitive material relating to high profile court cases.

The role requires interrogation of court records on specific offences, identifying and assessing relevant characteristics of these offences and comparing the cases to draft guidelines. Also, the researcher may be required to undertake court observation work or informal interviews with sheriffs, as well as any other research tasks associated with attempts to access details on summary cases.

This role will be due to start the middle of August and will pay a day-rate of up to £200 per day.

Essential Criteria:
  • Degree in law or criminology, or equivalent experience.
  • Research based postgraduate qualification or equivalent research experience.
  • Strong understanding of the Scottish legal system, with an emphasis on criminal procedure.
  • Qualitative interview experience.
  • Research based postgraduate qualification in law or criminology (or similar subject).
  • Extensive research experience.
  • Direct experience working with Scottish court records.

If interested, please apply now, or give our office a call and ask for Lewis for a confidential chat.