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A Statistical Support Officer role; to support the Forest Information and Statistics team in the timely, reliable and accurate delivery of Forest Research’s (FR) official and national statistics.

The Forest Information and Statistics team is a multi-disciplinary team including statisticians, data scientists, spatial analysts and others. They contribute to policy development, monitoring and evaluation of sustainable forest management by providing statistical information, analysis and advice to stakeholders. The Forest Information and Statistics team sits within the wider Centre for Inventory, Forecasting and Operational Support (IFOS).

The purpose of the Statistical Support Officer role is to support the Forest Information and Statistics team in the timely, reliable and accurate delivery of FR’s official and national statistics. This will involve supporting the team on a wide range of tasks; such as collection of forestry data to design and preparation of surveys. The post holder will also be responsible for maintaining smooth operation of all statistics work; through monitoring of customer queries to publishing statistical and technical reports.

Key work areas will be: official and national Statistics, statistical support activities and corporate compliance.

This role is based at our Northern Research station in Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9SY. Blended working gives the option to work some of the week from home, and some from the workplace. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas. See further details about our locations via this link.

Forest Research (FR) is the research agency of the Forestry Commission. We are a world leader in applied forest science and also a trusted and recognised provider of expertise, data, products and services for governments and the tree, wood, forest and natural resource sectors.  Please explore www.forestresearch.gov.uk to find out further information about our organisation.

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