Environmental Analyst

Employer name: National Trust
Salary: £40,071 pa
Location: Swindon
Closing date: 14th September 2019
Ref: IRC84879

Summary

Put simply, our strategy is to “Look after what we’ve got” and “Restore a healthy and beautiful natural environment.”

We’ve set tough energy reduction targets, are on track to derive 50% of our energy use from renewables by 2020/21 and we’re implementing plans to ensure that our Land is maintained to the highest possible standards.

A new phase of our programme is about to begin, and we need an Expert in Environmental Statistical Analysis to answer key organisational questions relating to the Trust’s current and future Environmental policy, guidance and practice.

What it's like to work here

Heelis, the Central Office for the National Trust, is situated in Swindon, Wiltshire, and houses approximately 700 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General. The building was designed to be highly sustainable and has won several nationally-recognised awards; the open-plan offices and friendly social spaces help us to foster a truly collaborative working environment.

We're well-placed, with the railway station and ample parking nearby, a shopping outlet on the doorstep and the town centre only a 10-minute walk away. And our in-house café provides us with delicious meals and snacks every day.

What you'll be doing

You’ll be innovative in the use of Data from multiple sources (including Citizen Science projects), and in the methods of Analysis. You’ll be closely linked into the Nature Team’s research, providing Quantitative Statistical Analysis, and you’ll advise on innovative Sampling Methods for Data Collection, ensuring that the Trust is adopting the most cost-effective approaches.

You’ll be part of the Trust's Analyst Community providing expertise, best practice, coaching and support to this group. You’ll ensure that we provide integrated training in Environmental Data handling and analysis, developing training programmes, providing relevant Continual Professional Development and working with Training providers and Ecology Specialists.

You’ll have an “ambassadorial” role, explaining Statistical Concepts and Analyses to non-experts in the National Trust in an easily accessible language.

Who we're looking for

To succeed in this role you will need to possess:-

      • Advanced statistical knowledge.
      • A high standard of Consulting and communication skills, including public speaking, and dealing with the media.
      • Excellent influencing and advocacy skills, the ability to build effective relationships with related professionals, internally and externally and to interpret and respond to research, intelligence, analysis and policy developments.
      • Creativity and innovation in your thinking, the ability to share learning and ideas, and to train, coach and mentor professionals at a range of levels.
      • Project management skills - the ability to prioritise across multiple work streams, based on subject area and organisational priorities.
      • Experience in handling a variety of Data Sources, including those from Citizen Science.
      • Experience of working in Environmental Research and conducting power analyses.
      • Experience in an Environmental, Heritage or Cultural Environment and working in a customer-focused organisation.

Benefits

Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan, a loan towards rental deposits and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!

Closing date: 14th September 2019

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