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Senior Analyst

Ref No: 202311
Grade: S (SEO)
Type of appointment: Permanent
Location: Peterborough or Aberdeen
Team: Ecosystems Analysis

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Job summary

JNCC is looking for a senior analyst with expertise in analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services, to work within a dynamic multi-disciplinary Ecosystems Analysis team. You will help deliver innovative ways of measuring the trajectory of biodiversity as we strive to meet the Nature Positive 2030 vision and apply data and models that integrate biodiversity into the complex decision making in areas such as land management, sustainable production and overseas development projects.

You will be working with colleagues who sustain and develop, alongside NGO and academic partners, the iconic long-term measure of biodiversity change in the UK. You will also interact with colleagues who have led the application of the new wave of Earth Observation data to the environment, and others finding novel evidence to support diverse areas including sustainable consumption and plant health.

Our work involves devising practical evidence solutions to complex problems including targeting investment for multiple ecosystem service outcomes, detecting the response of biodiversity to interventions at the local scale, understanding the impact of consumption on the environment, and devising workable indicators for soil health and biodiversity indicators for Overseas Development Aid projects.

The senior analyst post has a cross cutting role, devising analytical approaches working with colleagues leading projects such as these, and will also be able to devise and lead new projects. These are likely to include a combination of geospatial analyses and modelling at a range of scales, coded and statistical analyses, and tool and user interface development to support decision-making and evidence communication. The role is expected to facilitate current delivery, develop technical components to new projects, and provide technical leadership and oversight to steer and support analysts within the team.

As post holder you will use your analytical, and facilitation skills to help ensure that environmental decision making is based on the best available evidence. The post holder will be able to invest in their skills but will also encourage and support the development of analytical skills across the team.

The precise duties and responsibilities will be determined depending on the skills of the successful candidate.

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