Diocese of Leeds – Caritas Leeds Criminal Justice Researcher

Catholic Care is Advertising this job on behalf of the Diocese of Leeds. 

The Diocese of Leeds is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic researcher with a passion for social justice. Your main ask will be working with volunteers to develop outcomes from an exciting action research project: The Caritas Leeds criminal Justice Inquiry.

Job Title:


Caritas Leeds Criminal Justice Researcher



Fixed Term (April-September 2020) Part Time (0.4FTE or 2 days a week – happy to discuss flexible working arrangements)


Closing Date:

Interview Date:

Diocese of Leeds

24th February 2020

13th March 2020 

Job Profile

The Bishop of Leeds, through the Diocesan social action agency Caritas Leeds, has commissioned a team of volunteers. They have been working over the last 12 months to explore the criminal justice system from all angles, with the aim of producing recommendations for change and practical proposals for Catholics to better support prisoners, ex-offenders, families and victims of crime. The researcher will be responsible for analysing evidence and testimonies from a wide range of stakeholders, including West Yorkshire Police, HM Prisons and Probation Service, the courts, media, academia, third sector, as well as drafting our final report and recommendations for change. You will also be expected to work with Caritas Leeds’ volunteers to design and develop resources to help Catholics from around the Diocese engage with the recommendations and take positive local action.

For more information about this project and Caritas Leeds visit


or contact Rev. Dr. Joseph Cortis, Coordinator for Caritas Leeds joseph.cortis@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

Application is through submitting a CV and a supporting statement on how the stated person specifications are evidenced. Please email these documents to:


Job Description and Person Specification attached on right side of page.


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