Lead Carbon Data Analyst
Reference: MAR(phone number removed)
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £36,577.00 – £39,207.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: 18 months fixed term
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days annual leave

As the RSPB’s Lead Carbon Data Analyst you will play a fundamental role in our journey towards making our charity, including its offices, reserves and projects more sustainable. The RSPB’s Strategy has ten key outcomes to 2030, including RSPB Greening. As such, your role will be significant in helping us achieve our significant ambition in this area. Monitoring our efforts to reduce GHG emissions is a key outcome measures, both from decarbonising our business operations, and by increasing the levels of GHG reduction/removal via our diverse land management activities.

This role will support the RSPB in reviewing & strengthening its data collection tools, calculators and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) and environmental reporting systems, also identifying appropriate software solutions for RSPB. The role will support the delivery of compliance reporting, and improve the accuracy of internal accounting for both business GHG emissions and land use and removals GHG accounting.  Although you will be primarily working from home, there may be some travel to our offices and reserves.

What’s the role about?

You will collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders to provide technical recommendations and specifications for adoption. As well as supporting colleagues within the wider RSPB, you will work independently to deliver work packages and continual improvement. The postholder will support the RSPB with our internal targets and with ESOS and any other deliverables.

You will provide technical insight to direct activity and improvement plans, review and develop energy consumption data and support the delivery of wider energy/carbon reduction projects and plans.


  • Masters degree in Carbon or Environmental Management or similar or equivalent experience
  • Expert knowledge of industry-standard and best practice methodologies for accounting, foot printing and reporting
  • Negotiation, problem solving and influencing others, with an ability to resolve conflicting priorities and co-ordinate approaches across diverse teams
  • Ability to handle data, analyse and present it in powerful ways
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and able to communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to build rapport quickly, creating positive and productive relationships with stakeholders
  • Reviewing, embedding and utilising carbon analytical software
  • Analysing consumption data, benchmarking, carbon budgeting, climate strategy, foot printing, energy management and carbon reduction plans.
  • Managing complex projects across highly dispersed geographic areas
  • Managing carbon and environmental data services within a large organisation


  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Developing carbon analytical software
  • Experience of biogenic GHG accounting

Additional Information

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

Closing date: 23:59, Friday, 21st April 2023
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 1st May 2023.


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The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship – the successful applicant must have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK to be offered an employment contract.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people on nature’s side and more diverse people. People of colour and disabled people are underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sectors. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

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