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Senior Advisor (Statistics)

Employer
Environment Agency
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£46,374
Closing date
8 Aug 2022

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Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Senior Advisor (Statistics)

National

£46,374

Want to help shape the way we track environmental change? This is an exciting opportunity for a statistician to join the Chief Scientist’s Group in a technical leadership role.

You will act as the Environment Agency statistical lead for indicators that assess progress towards the UK Government’s 25-Year Environment Plan commitments, informing and supporting future action. Specifically, you will proactively contribute to the development and reporting of multimetric indicators on chemicals and water quality. This will involve:

  • Collaborating with government/research organisations to maintain oversight of and steer trend analyses across an indicator,
  • Liaising with data providers internally to understand and use their data to report trends and uncertainty,
  • Scrutinising the power of the metrics to show change over time, ensuring we have meaningful and robust information,
  • Co-working with colleagues to align indicator reporting with wider assessments.

The role will also support the creation and enhancement of tools for assessments which help characterise the state of our environment. You will be instrumental in evaluating the usefulness of our monitoring networks. Your work will shape improvements and help us get more from our data.

This post provides the opportunity to coach and mentor others, extending your influence and intelligence across the organisation.

The team

The Natural Capital and Evidence Synthesis team enables decision makers to make informed choices in Environmental Planning. We work with colleagues across the organisation and beyond to deliver information in a tailored way. We provide evidence, advice and guidance appropriate to the rest of the business and our customers.

We are a dispersed group with a great team dynamic.

Experience/skills required

Background and knowledge:

  • Degree or higher qualification in statistics or a numerate discipline including formal statistics training.
  • Strong experience of advising on statistical issues and approaches and of implementing statistical solutions, including assessing trends using Bayesian or alternative methods.
  • Up to speed on emerging and proven statistical practices in terms of their basis and application, appreciating the wider implications of their use.

You will:

  • be able to work on your own initiative,
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills, able to adapt your communications to be understood by a range of audiences,
  • have a passion for analysing information and solving problems, showing excellent attention to detail and quality assurance skills,
  • be adept at engaging with customers and business partners to deliver the best outcomes,
  • have strong organisational skills to be able to meet tight deadlines and prioritise workloads,
  • influence others’ work through your knowledge.

Additional information

The base location for this post can be at any one of our offices across England (subject to confirmation of space) to fit with a reasonable commute. Occasional travel for meetings may be required. There is good opportunity for blended home and office working. You will make the best use of our IT tools to collaborate effectively across the business and with partners and customers.

For more information on working at the Environment Agency and our benefits, see the candidate pack. Contact Lindsey Sturdy if you’d like to find out more about this post: lindsey.sturdy@environment-agency.gov.uk or 07833049532

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 8 August 2022.

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