The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest animal charities and the largest equine charity working internationally. There are an estimated 50 million donkeys and mules worldwide. Most are working to support livelihoods in some of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world. We support projects to alleviate the suffering of donkeys in 35 countries worldwide, including sanctuaries across Europe, where more than 18,800 donkeys and mules have been cared for as well as major projects in Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Mexico.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Junior Data Scientist to join our Research and Operations Support team. You will play a key role within The Donkey Sanctuary's Research & Operations Support department helping to deliver our new five year strategy through providing robust data analysis, GIS mapping and data entry. You will be part of a creative, collaborative and dedicated department and will have the opportunity to work on projects sanctuary wide (including research, vets and care & welfare).
To help us achieve our goals you will help maintain our operational data store through the complete data cycle (data collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination). You will also provide capacity building to our UK staff and programme collaborators through helping deliver workshops and online tutorials. In addition to supporting our existing data collection framework you will also be part of the team driving new data collection/analysis techniques such as mobile data collectors and remote sensing. As part of the Data Team you will be actively encouraged to develop your career through conferences, professional networks and educational courses.
Possessing an appropriate Science or IT higher degree and an interest in learning new technologies and integrating these within existing workflows, you will be highly numerate, and will be able to demonstrate excellent communication, planning and organisational skills, a high level of accuracy and the ability to meet changing priorities and time frames
This is an exciting time to join our innovative organisation and to be part of the evolutional program of change taking place within the charity. Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”, this is a full-time, 12 month fixed term contract starting as soon as possible.
For more information about this role please download our Application Pack.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Friday 10 November 2017.
Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option), or print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.