Worcester (with options for some flexible working) or Contractual Home Worker for those based in Northern Ireland
£35,895 – £40,613

Help to analyse the UK Government’s environmental track-record

Now that the UK has left the EU, the new Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) a non-departmental public body sponsored by Defra, will be the cornerstone of environmental governance in England and Northern Ireland.

This role is based within our Insights Directorate, which leads on the preparation of reports for the Westminster Government and the Northern Ireland Executive. Our remit is broad – we cover biodiversity, habitat quality, the status of rivers and seas, air quality and waste and resources. In addition to reporting on Government’s progress, the Directorate supports other OEP Directorates to deliver their specialist functions, including the investigation of environmental complaints and legal actions to hold public bodies to account.

When you join us, you’ll support the delivery of a range of activities. This work will include helping to publish a report to independently assess the UK government’s progress in delivering its 25 year environment plan, making recommendations for improvement, and evaluating and reporting on the government’s approach to its required test of whether environmental targets will significantly improve the country’s natural environment. You’ll also scrutinise progress in areas the OEP has identified as priorities, deliver a research programme to identify critical gaps in evidence and understanding of the natural environment, policy and delivery  plans, and develop insights into the delivery of sustained environmental improvement across nutrient management, soil health and air quality.

With a 2:1 degree or postgraduate qualification in an environmental science, social science or an economics discipline (or equivalent experience) you’ll have the ability to work strategically, ensuring activities reflect the broader political, economic, legal and social context. Using sound judgement and critical thinking to tackle complex issues, you’ll be ready to collect, analyse, interpret and present evidence using quantitative and qualitative methods. Capable of applying analytics to the production of policy-relevant evidence, and with the skills to communicate complex analysis clearly to multiple audiences, you’ll also be a superb team worker with the ability to focus on a wide range of projects.

The natural environment is important for everyone, and we aim for our teams to reflect the diversity of our society. Your personal qualities will be as important as your professional experience, and applications are welcomed from all backgrounds.

In return we offer a range of benefits including flexible working, generous annual leave, outstanding learning and development support including paid study leave, salary sacrifice schemes such as Cycle to Work and Charitable Giving, season ticket and rental deposit loans, and access to retail discounts and offers.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 11.55pm on Sunday 21 August 2022.