The project will be focused on providing analytical support to this new overarching violence strategy for Scotland. Whilst the exact details will depend on the requirements at the time and the skills of the applicant, the project will likely involve; co-ordinating the latest statistics on violence; developing a narrative to accompany the statistics; analysing the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (SVRU) and Police Scotland Violence Strategies; and possibly ad hoc work on a particular aspect of violence (e.g. knife crime, alcohol-related violence etc.), should the new Strategy require this. Early considerations of the measurement and evaluation of the new Strategy may also be part of this role.
The successful applicant will join the Safer Communities Research Team, which forms part of the wider Justice Analytical Services (JAS) division. The project will involve working with researchers and statisticians in JAS, as well as working with the violence reduction policy team and stakeholders such as the SVRU and Police Scotland.