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.
As Data Officer, you will play an important role within The Donkey Sanctuary's Research & Operations Support department helping to deliver our new five year strategy through providing robust data analysis, geospatial modelling and monitoring and evaluation across our department.
To help us achieve our goals you will drive the development of 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, international partners (international travel is likely) and programme collaborators through workshops, online tutorials and support for all aspects of data management and analysis. In addition to managing our existing data collection framework you will also be driving new data collection/analysis techniques such as mobile data collectors and remote sensing. As key member 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 a working knowledge of data management and database design, you will be highly numerate with the ability to analyse large data sets, and to present the results in easy to understand visualisations. Proven GIS technical ability (particularly with ArcGIS (10.5) or QGIS), together with the ability to effectively deliver training and capacity building around data management are essential, as are 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.