Minerals Commodity Analyst

This role is based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham
Pay Band D - salary range is £31,931 to £34,709 (depending on qualifications and experience)
A great benefits package is also offered, including a very generous pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and access to flexi-time.
Full-time - 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available including up to 2 days per week hybrid/remote working which BGS is currently trialling). The remaining time must be spent in a BGS office.

About the role

Working with a small team of experts on data compilation, intelligence gathering and analysis on global and UK minerals markets, this is an exciting opportunity to take a key role in the new UK Critical Minerals Intelligence Centre (UK CMIC).

Based within the BGS Decarbonisation and Resource Management (DRM) challenge area, the UK CMIC will support the UK in securing the adequate and timely supply of the minerals and metals it requires to ensure the success of the net zero transition, mitigate risks to national security, deliver economic prosperity and create opportunities for UK businesses in critical mineral supply chains domestically and internationally.

You will be directly involved in providing decision makers in government, industry and civil society with independent, robust, up-to-date and future-orientated market analysis and intelligence to manage the dynamic risks associated with the supply and demand of critical minerals.

You will also contribute to our broader analysis of the life cycle and value chains of a wider range of mineral and metal commodities, including monitoring stocks and flows, analysis of supply and demand relationships, and assessment of the security of supply of all mineral raw materials for the UK economy. This may include contributing to our long-running World Mineral Statistics project and to other UKRI-funded research programmes.

About you

With a good and suitable post-graduate qualification and evidence of relevant postgraduate experience, you will contribute to our NERC, external income and grant-funded research and associated publications.

You will also contribute to the development of new research ideas and funding opportunities, establishment of partnerships with other parts of BGS, academia and industry. You will also be involved in answering enquires related to our raw materials data and analysis, and engage with external stakeholders.

The postholder will be expected to show initiative and manage their own time and that of staff working on the project(s) they manage. You will be responsible for monitoring resources and ensuring delivery of relevant outputs from the project(s) and tasks you manage and will also be expected to contribute to proposals.

You will be required occasionally to travel both within the UK and overseas. This role will be suitable for a small amount of hybrid (office-home) working (subject to BGS policy).

Please also refer to the specific essential and desirable skills criteria for this post.

About us

The British Geological Survey (BGS) is an applied geoscience research centre that belongs to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and is affiliated to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It is a world leading geological survey whose core mission is to inform government of science related to the subsurface and to undertake applied research to solve earth and environmental issues, both in the UK and globally. It is funded directly by UKRI, as well as through research grants and private sector contracts.

BGS has an annual budget of approximately £60 million and employs 650 people. It has two main sites: a head office in Keyworth near Nottingham, and the Lyell Centre, which is a joint collaboration with Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. BGS works with more than 150 private sector organisations, has close links with 40 universities, and sponsors approximately 100 PhD students each year.

We strive to promote equality and diversity across our organisation in order to continuously improve our scientific and organisational efficiency. As such, we aim to have a workforce with employees from all backgrounds with people who are passionate about earth science and who share our dedication to work for the good of the environment and the benefit of society.

We will actively seek to avoid discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, race, sex or sexual orientation, being trans or a member of the non-binary community, being married or in a civil partnership, being pregnant or on maternity leave or religion.

The British Geological Survey has achieved Bronze status for Athena SWAN - a scheme that recognises an organisation's dedication and progress in developing a diverse and broad workforce; we are also committed to the Disability Confident framework and, as part of UKRI, are members of Inclusive Employers.

How to apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. We would stress the importance of this paperwork in our selection process.

A well thought through application addressing the advertised essential and desirable criteria for the post will be considered far more favourably than a gen eric covering letter and CV.

To apply, please visit our Job Board.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 11th December 2022. Interviews will be held in early 2023.

posted: 21 November 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.