Analysis & Reporting Officer – 10749

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Analysis & Reporting Officer – 10749

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North West


Richard Fairclough House

Staff Grade 4

Post Type

Working Pattern
Full Time

Role Type
Environment & Sustainability

Salary Minimum

Job description
We are seeking two experienced Environmental Monitoring Officers to contribute to our program of work, including undertaking laboratory analysis of macro-invertebrates samples to mixed taxonomic level, interpreting and reporting this data and investigating pollution incidents.

You should be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in at least two of the following key skills;

  • aquatic macrophyte surveying in the field;
  • aquatic macroinvertebrate sample analysis and ID to mixed taxonomic level;
  • a good understanding of how water quality, flow and habitat quality affect aquatic ecological communities;
  • the ability to analyse and interpret ecological and water quality data and to present your findings clearly to a range of technical and non-technical audiences in the form of written reports, oral presentations etc.

    The Analysis & Reporting Team is currently in a period of transition, adopting new ways of working following a recent review of environmental monitoring activities within the Environment Agency. A willingness to embrace new skills as well develop existing ones is therefore essential in order to meet our future responsibilities.

    The team
    The Analysis & Reporting team, based in Warrington, is responsible for making sure that our chemistry and ecology monitoring programs collect the information we need to support a variety of legislative, national and local requirements. The team consists of officers skilled at both field and laboratory based work and, through robust interpretation, turning our raw monitoring data into evidence. This evidence informs the wider business and ultimately helps to drive positive environmental outcomes.

    Experience/skills required

  • Proven practical experience and familiarity with field-work and laboratory work.
  • An ability to analyse, interpret and report ecology and water quality data.
  • Previous experience analysing aquatic macroinvertebrate samples to mixed taxonomic level.
  • Previous experience of aquatic macrophyte surveys
  • Sound understanding of biotic and abiotic interactions.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Confidence in liaising with internal and external teams and partners

    Contact and additional information
    Closing Date: 15th May 2019 at 23:55 hours As well as Competency questions you will also be asked technical questions to gain an understanding for your suitability for the role. For further information, please contact Ruth Pilling, Analysis and Reporting Team Leader on or by email: . Please note a full driving licence is required to carry out this role.

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    Level of security checks required
    Basic Check

    Competence 1
    Data and Information Management

    Demonstrate awareness of good data and information management.

    Competence 2
    Achieves Results

    Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results. Able to deliver work which has a tangible and beneficial end result. You can demonstrate the success and value of your work (for example, in contributing to positive environmental outcomes).

    Competence 3
    Takes Decisions and Solves Problems

    Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions. Willing and able to take responsibility for delivery of work where, for example, issues or unusual circumstances arise. Self-motivated and confident to see delivery of work programs through to their end.

    Role specific license requirements
    Full Driving License

    If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

    We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

    We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

    The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

    Employment Type: Permanent