Do you want to play an active part in helping the Environment Agency understand the effectiveness of its work – and make it better? If so, we’re the team for you. We're looking for an Evaluation Support Officer to work in our Evaluation Team – it’s central to the team’s success. Evaluation relies on good data and intelligence which we get from primary and secondary research, or from Environment Agency systems and other internal and external sources. We use it to tell an overall story – for example how investment in our work led to environmental outcomes – and how to improve.You’ll use your excellent data and analysis skills to source, combine, manipulate, and visualise data about the Environment Agency and the effectiveness of its work. You’ll synthesise information from the academic and grey literature. The role will involve working on multiple projects at the same time and you will work with both qualitative and quantitative information. You’ll translate data into information, pick out key evidence and trends and present it in a compelling way to trigger action. This is a great opportunity to develop your knowledge of both evaluation as a professional practice, and of the Environment Agency. You will need excellent data handling and manipulation skills. You will be able to quickly acquire good knowledge of a range of Environment Agency data systems, and how to extract, manipulate, and combine data from them. You’ll have great Excel skills and ideally also bring knowledge of statistical analysis, data interpretation, or evidence synthesis. You will be proficient in one or more specialist analytical packages such as R, Minitab, or NVIVO. You’ll probably have a degree level qualification from the natural, economic, or social sciences and an understanding of the scientific method. You will be a logical, analytical, inquisitive systems thinker who is not afraid to ask questions and become involved in new work areas. You will need to work across the team, so you’ll need to be comfortable balancing competing priorities.Supplementary training through a Level 4 Policy Officer apprenticeship is offered as part of the role.