This is an important role within the Strategy and Analysis Team. We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate fixed term or seconded Data Analyst to contribute to delivery of key analytical projects with the aim of identifying areas of concern around compliance or the effectiveness of environmental law. This will include some engagement with other environmental stakeholders. The role will also support Environmental Standards Scotland (ESS) with its own performance monitoring. You will work in an interdisciplinary evidence team comprising colleagues with a range of backgrounds including legal, regulation enforcement, research, scientists and policy specialists. You will need to be able to produce high quality analysis, engage colleagues and stakeholders, access, manage and analyse data, and clearly communicate key insights to influence the direction of ESS’ work. Your work will be guided be environmental priorities set out in ESS’ final strategic plan, to be published in the Autumn.
The postholder will be working closely with other statisticians in Scottish Government and its Agencies and will be expected to quickly become an informed analyst on environmental standards.
Key duties and responsibilities will include:
- Contribute to specific programmes of monitoring and analysis of environmental statistics, working individually or as part of project teams and using a wide range of existing evidence and data sources.
- Support the ESS investigations team in investigating the most important environmental concerns by providing additional analysis as required.
- Collect, maintain and analyse data according to ESS’ data management policies and procedures. ESS will predominantly rely on publicly available data sources or information obtained from other organisations. However, there will be a need to organise, manage and store data used appropriately. It is expected that this post would have a key role in implementing data management approaches and principles for the organisation.
- Summarise and present findings from key information sources in a user-friendly and engaging manner (including graphics and data visualisations) to identify areas of concern around compliance or effectiveness of environmental law and to support ESS investigations into these. Disseminate findings as appropriate to a wide range of stakeholders and encourage their wider use.
- Provide analysis of ESS’ own performance against agreed key performance indicators.
The closing date for this job is 6 November 2022, and you can find out more/apply for the role here.