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Flood Risk Data Analyst Officer

Environment Agency
Closing date
26 Jul 2023

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Public Sector / Government
Role Type
Other work and training
Start Date
18-24 months

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About us

If you’re part of the Environment Agency (EA), you’re part of the solution. Working with us means protecting and improving the environment and tackling issues of national importance. We’re based across England, and our responsibilities span industry regulation, flood defences, land contamination, water quality, fisheries and conservation.

Such broad scope of work calls for diverse, multi-skilled teams. Together, we’ll promote sustainable growth, tackle climate change and secure a better future for everyone.


Your role with us

You’ll join a new Data Improvements team responsible for providing clear, useable and reliable data that ensures the billions we invest in flood and coastal risk management have the greatest possible impact.


In practice, your work will improve data that underpins a vast array of activities, from flood warnings and the effort to combat climate change, to enhancing the public’s understanding of flood risk.


These data sets include a new national assessment of flood risk, long-term investment scenarios and improvements in asset and natural flood management. And the emphasis will be on delivering joined-up, holistic improvements, rather than solving problems through individual projects.


We offer support toward professional membership status of a relevant professional institution. Plus, as part of a new team, we’ll encourage you challenge the status quo, innovate at every turn, build strong relationships and improve our ways of working.



What do I need?

This challenge requires real confidence when solving problems and delivering effective solutions. In particular, we’re looking for someone who:


  • Has some experience in data management and analysis, or in GIS, flood risk mapping and fluvial or coastal modelling (for example experience with Flood Modeller, ArcGIS, AutoCad or similar would be beneficial)
  • Is a comfortable communicator with the confidence explain technical information to non-technical people Works effectively as part of a team and can forge strong relationships You will likely have a bachelor’s degree in data science, geography, engineering or other related subject




If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Click apply and start your application today.


What’s in it for you?

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


  • A competitive salary of £29,706 25 days holiday (increasing to max 30) + 8 bank holidays Great career opportunities Maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme A range of flexible working options Flexible hours Award-winning pension fund



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. 


Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You will be required to have an incident role and make yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity support during an incident. This may attract an additional payment and full training and workplace adjustments will be available to support you with your incident role. 


This is a fixed term opportunity which may become permanent following an additional round of recruitment


If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact the recruitment team at



We are the Environment Agency.

We protect and improve the environment. Acting to reduce the impacts of a changing climate on people and wildlife is at the heart of everything we do.  We reduce the risks to people, properties and businesses from flooding and coastal erosion.  We protect and improve the quality of water, making sure there is enough for people, businesses, agriculture and the environment. 

We work with government, local councils, businesses, civil society groups and communities to make our environment a better place for people and wildlife.

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