Friends of the Earth

Assistant Environmental Data Analyst

Join Friends of the Earth as they are looking for a Assistant Environmental Data Analyst

We have a secured a grant to recruit an Assistant Environmental Data Analyst for 12 months to support our Environmental Data Lead, Toby Bridgeman, on two priority projects.

The first is to create ‘State of the Environment reports’ for parliamentary constituencies for use ahead of and after the next General Election. This work builds on our successful ‘Near You’ data tool which empowers local activists by providing environmental data at local authority level in England and Wales.

The second is to develop a network of environmental data experts working for campaigning groups, charities, academia, businesses, and think-tanks to reduce duplication, encourage collaboration and campaign collectively for more data to be made open-source.  

Key Skills and Attributes: 

  • You can carry out data analysis using R programming language and other data analysis tools where needed (e.g., QGIS and Excel).
  • You will understand how to organise and promote a small numbers of on-line networking events to support the development of the environmental data network.
  • You have a passion for using data to empower others and shine a light on environmental wrongs and solutions.
  • You have good relationship building and networking skills with experience of working within cross-organisational projects.

The team: 

Friends of the Earth’s environmental data analysis is led out of our Policy & Insight team. This team brings together expertise on the range of issues Friends of the Earth campaigns on to ensure that the organisation’s campaigns are founded on facts and the solutions we campaign for will make a real difference to people’s lives and nature, now and in the future.

This role, like others in the team, will work with staff across the organisation – from activism to communications – to ensure that our data analysis creates an impact and is useful for people campaigning for or delivering change at local and national levels.

Closing date:  20th  November 2022

Contract Type: 12 months Fixed term contract

Hours: 35

Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and a vibrant organisational culture. 

We are currently undergoing a consultation on the proposal of introducing a 4-day working week, which is likely to be implemented within the next few months.

Our staff body is currently under-representative of People of Colour, LGBTQIA+ people and people with long term conditions or impairments: We are committed to eroding these historic barriers, so as to create a movement in which people from all walks of life see themselves in, and so we particularly encourage you to apply if you belong to one of these groups or sit at multiple intersections of disadvantage. We are committed to the Disability Confident standard and will guarantee an interview to any candidates who declare a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the role.

Friends of the Earth staff are not permitted to hold office for political parties or stand as candidates for political parties. Staff should also seek permission from the Senior Management Team if they wish to hold a non-public facing official role in a political party. If this is an issue, please do raise this with us as soon as possible.

Friends of the Earth is an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. We lead campaigns, provide resources and information, and drive real solutions to the environmental problems facing us all.