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Data Support Officer

Ref No: 202269
Grade: Executive Officer
Type of appointment: Permanent
Location: Peterborough or Aberdeen
Team: Digital and Data Solutions

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Apply before 23:55 on Sunday 24th July 2022.

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) is the statutory adviser to Government on UK and international nature conservation. One of JNCC’s key roles is the provision of biodiversity related evidence.

Access to good evidence to underpin biodiversity and nature conservation advice has become increasingly important as the demands and pressures on the environment rise. Evidence activities relating to biodiversity and nature conservation, such as data collection, dissemination, analysis, and reporting, are all critical elements of JNCC’s core functions.

The Data Support Officer will work in the Digital and Data Solutions team. This technical team provides support and creates innovative solutions to all digital, data and IT-related work as well as providing information management advice and guidance to teams across JNCC. The Digital and Data Solutions team leads both internal and external projects across the full range of JNCC’s work. The post holder will join the data engineering section of the team working across an interesting range of projects developing routines and solutions. Projects include processing of Sentinel 1 and Sentinel 2 (Earth Observation) data (which supports the Simple Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Service), data analysis to support Biodiversity Indicators work and collaborating to create repeatable data collation and validation routines to supply key datasets for a range of both internal and external science projects and corporate reporting.

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