• £39,635
  • Hybrid
  • Staff Grade: G5
  • Permanent, Full Time

About us

Join us as a Sustainable Business Data and Insights Technical Specialist, within the Sustainable Business Data and Reporting (SBDR) Team, which in turn is part of the Strategy, Transformation and Assurance (STA) Directorate. The team supports colleagues across the Environment Agency (EA), Defra and supply chain, to embed eMission, our sustainability strategy. This strategy covers our ambition to be Net Zero Carbon by 2045-50 and promotes resource optimisation, environmental net gain benefiting people, wildlife and communities.

The EA’s ambition for the environment and how we help the country to not only survive a changing climate but thrive. And data plays a key role in supporting and guiding us to protect and enhance the environment as a whole and contribute to sustainable development to create a nation resilient to climate change, benefit from healthy air, land and water, green growth and help us be a champion for sustainable development.

If you have great experience of working with Sustainability data, understand various reporting frameworks like SBTi, GGC and other reporting frameworks and understand the power and insight that data can bring to focus action in improving sustainability performance, then this role in our SBDR team will give you that opportunity.

Why Choose Us:

Make a Significant Impact: At the EA, your work has the power to create a lasting impact. Our work addresses national level issues and sustainability comes right at the top of our list. The EA plays a lead role in preserving and protecting precious ecosystems and everything else associated with water and land use through effective regulation. Your contributions directly protect and enhance the environment, ensuring a brighter future for all.

Dynamic and Rewarding: You’ll be part of a team that thrives on tackling national challenges head-on. At the EA, you’ll be part of a dynamic and collaborative environment, working alongside passionate professionals who share your commitment to making a difference.

Focus on Results: Our work goes beyond rhetoric, as we deliver tangible results. From successfully implementing industry regulations to restoring polluted water bodies and landmass as well as  coastal areas. The EA has a track record of achieving meaningful sustainable outcomes that positively impact both people and the planet. And that includes looking at our own footprint as we drive for change.

Continuous Growth: Your professional development matters to us. We provide a range of opportunities for growth, including tailored training programs, mentorship initiatives, and access to cutting-edge technologies. At the EA, you’ll continuously grow your skills and expertise, staying at the forefront of environmental innovation.

Join a Values-Driven Organisation: Ethical and values-driven, the EA upholds integrity, transparency, and environmental stewardship. By joining us, you align yourself with an organisation that holds itself accountable and genuinely cares about creating a sustainable and resilient future.

Collaborative Community: At the EA, collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. You’ll work with diverse teams, bringing together experts from various fields to tackle complex environmental challenges. Together, we foster a supportive and inclusive community that encourages collaboration, creativity, and knowledge exchange.

What will you do?

You’ll continually look for ways to improve the organisation’s existing sustainability insight, evidence and visibility through innovative technologies, processes, and procedures, developing these to support the delivery of eMission. You’ll be focused on reviewing external papers, updates and guidance regularly, providing insightful analysis and recommendations to ensure our team stays on the right track and remains informed of the industry best practices and collaborating with colleagues (various teams within EA and areas) to understand their needs and integrate into our reporting.

What you’ll need

You’ll have experience of managing data, insights and reporting delivery within organisations, within the sustainability field coupled with a relevant qualification or equivalent data reporting experience, including sustainability data reporting and/or relevant work experience. Experience of data automation and visualisation tools such as Power BI is also essential.

You’ll also possess:

  • An unequivocal passion for sustainability – you will need to understand what we are trying to achieve and provide expertise on how we achieve it.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of all the relevant sustainability reporting standards Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Global Green Chemicals (GGC) and experience of integrating that into existing corporate reporting.
  • Experience of using and presenting sustainability data through well-developed engagement, influencing and networking skills to effect change.
  • The ability to work consistently at pace, to meet corporate delivery deadlines and priorities.
  • Outstanding Excel, data management skills.

What’s in it for you.

You will benefit from a culture that embraces difference and is inclusive where you will feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We will invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What is more, you will have access to our great benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary of £39,635.
  • A generous pension scheme.
  • 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays.
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave scheme.
  • Great career opportunities.
  • A range of flexible working options plus many more!

As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion. We also welcome applications for part-time hours.

Apply now and embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career journey with the Environment Agency.

Closing date for applications Friday 19th July 2024.

Interviews w/c 5th August 2024.