Careers

Work for Ecology

The Ecology team is ambitious, dynamic and driven by our vision to build a greener future. If you share our values and want to make a contribution to our work, then a career with us might be the right choice for you.

Current vacancies

Our current vacancies are displayed below.  If you wish to submit your CV to us, for consideration for future vacancies, please email your CV and a covering letter indicating what type of role you are looking for, to [email protected].  With your consent, we will hold your CV on our database for a period of up to 12 months.

Data & Analytics Lead

 

Data & Analytics Lead

Salary: c£45 dependent upon experience
Hours: 35 hours per week

Benefits
  • Attractive holiday allowance
  • Generous pension contribution and Life Assurance after qualifying period
  • Wellbeing and Smart Health Employee Assistance Programme
  • Up to 21 hours paid volunteering time per annum
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free onsite electric car charging points

This is a superb opportunity to play a leading role in building the future capability of a rapidly growing, ethical financial services organisation and to drive change in measurement, management and reporting of our impact in delivering a sustainable future for all and responding to the ever-changing needs and demands of members.

About us

Ecology Building Society is a successful and thriving member-owned mortgage and savings provider with a clear environmental focus and a mission to promote sustainable development. We are committed to building a greener society through the provision of a range of simple, ethical savings products to support mortgages for properties and projects that respect the environment.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Data & Analytics specialist to lead the creation, reporting and interpretation of data across the business to enable delivery of key management information, modelling, regulatory returns and monitoring in pursuit of the Society’s mission and values.

Working within a small team and reporting directly to the Head of IT, this role will oversee the leadership and delivery of the Society’s Data & Analytics Strategy. This is a role which requires a deep technical understanding of modern data architectures supported by a small team of technical specialists.

Main areas of responsibility
  • Lead the development of the Society’s Data & Analytics strategy and oversee delivery against plans
  • Develop a modern data architecture to support the Society’s future growth requirements
  • Deliver key data-related projects including the Society’s defined 3-year Data & Analytics Plan
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to understand business requirements in order to develop insightful data outcomes
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret data trends to support and inform key business decisions
  • Translate business and regulatory information requirements into SQL queries, design report layouts, and play an active role in the deployment and maintenance reports
  • Lead, develop and inspire the Data & Analytics team to deliver data excellence to support the overall member experience
  • Manage the team’s day-to-day workload, ensuring established change management processes are followed and maintained in line with good data governance principles
  • Maintain current knowledge of data-related developments in the Financial, FinTech and IT sectors to understand their impact on the Society and foster a culture of innovation.
About you

If you are passionate about data, keeping up to date with new technologies and have a good eye for detail, then this is the role for you.

You will have a modern and innovative approach to data analysis and data visualisation and bring excellent delivery skills, assume responsibility for your own workload and manage timelines effectively and independently. You will be comfortable coordinating multiple priorities and workstreams.

This role requires excellent communication and leadership skills to enable you to build and manage relationships with your team and all stakeholders across the Society. You will have demonstrable people skills and a desire to step up in a management capacity within an analytics role.

Knowledge and skills desired

Technical skills required:

  • ETL (SSIS)/SQL/SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Microsoft Access/Microsoft Excel
  • Documentation, specification, and process mapping
  • Dashboard or reporting skills.

Desired skills:

  • Understanding of the Building Society model/or of working in the Financial Services sector
  • Experience of Agile working
  • Tableau/PowerBI/VB.Net/Oracle/PanIntelligence
  • Azure Data Lakes/Azure Data Factory
  • MS linked servers.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] outlining your suitability for the role and your alignment with our mission. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Basic DBS and credit check.

Contract type: Permanent

Application deadline: 28 January 2022

 

Data Analyst

 

Data Analyst

Salary: c£38 dependent upon experience
Hours: 35 hours per week

Benefits
  • Attractive holiday allowance and statutory holidays
  • Generous pension contribution and Life Assurance after qualifying period
  • Wellbeing and Smart Health Employee Assistance Programme
  • Up to 21 hours paid volunteering time per annum
  • Hybrid working pattern: combination of office and working-from-home days per week
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free onsite electric car charging points

This is a superb opportunity to make a real difference using your knowledge of data and analytics within a rapidly growing team at the heart of a leading ethical financial services organisation.

About us

Ecology Building Society is a successful and thriving member-owned mortgage and savings provider with a clear environmental focus and a mission to promote sustainable development. We are committed to building a greener society through the provision of a range of simple, ethical savings products to support mortgages for properties and projects that respect the environment.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Data Analyst to support the creation, reporting and interpretation of data across the business to enable delivery of key management information, modelling, regulatory returns and monitoring in pursuit of the Society’s mission and values.

Working within a small team and reporting directly to the Data & Analytics Manager, this role will support the delivery of the Society’s data strategy. This is a role which requires deep technical understanding and experience of working with modern data architectures.

Main areas of responsibility

  • Support the delivery of a modern data architecture to support the Society’s future growth requirements
  • Support the delivery of key data-related projects including delivery of the Society’s defined 3-year Data & Analytics Plan
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to understand their business requirements in order to develop insightful data outcomes
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret data trends to support and inform key business decisions
  • Translate business and regulatory information requirements into SQL queries, design report layouts, and play an active role in the deployment and maintenance reports
  • Provide guidance and coaching to team members and colleagues, while maintaining appropriate documentation
  • Keep up to date with data related developments in the Financial, FinTech and IT sectors to understand their impact on the Society and foster a culture of innovation.
About you

If you are passionate about data, keeping up to date with new technologies and have a good eye for detail, then this is the role for you.

You will have a modern and innovative approach to data analysis and data visualisation and bring excellent delivery skills, assume responsibility for your own workload and manage timelines effectively and independently.  You will be comfortable managing multiple priorities and workstreams.

This role requires excellent communication skills, as you will be required to build and manage relationships with stakeholders across the Society.

Knowledge and skills desired

Technical skills required:

  • ETL (SSIS)/SQL/SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Microsoft Access/Microsoft Excel
  • Documentation, specification, and process mapping
  • Dashboard or reporting skills.

Desired skills:

  • Understanding of the Building Society model/or of working in the Financial Services sector
  • Experience of Agile working
  • Tableau/PowerBI/VB.Net/Oracle/PanIntelligence/Snowflake
  • Azure Data Lakes/Azure Data Factory
  • MS linked servers.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to [email protected] outlining your suitability for the role and your alignment with our mission. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Basic DBS and credit check.

Contract type: Permanent

Application deadline: 28 January 2022

 

Further information

Privacy

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives individuals certain rights and defines the rules for processing personal information. It also states that those who record and process personal information, such as the Society, must be open and honest in how the information is used.

The principal purpose of collecting personal data from you is to enable you to apply for employment with the Society. When you submit your application, we ask for your contact details, CV and other selected information so that we can deal with your application.

If your application is not successful, we will keep your personal data for a maximum of 1 year from the date of application, after then it will be deleted/destroyed.

If you believe the Society has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office which enforces data protection laws.  Their website is www.ico.org.uk.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating an environment where there is mutual respect and equality of opportunity for all colleagues.

The process
Apply

If you are interested in applying you will be asked to submit your CV and covering letter to let us know about your previous experience. We’ll send you an acknowledgment to let you know that we’ve received your application.

Review

We’ll review your application against the skills and experience we are looking for in our successful candidate and let you know if your application is going to be progressed. If successful, we’ll be in touch to arrange the next stage.

Interview

For most vacancies, you’ll be invited to an initial interview which may be held over the telephone. During this interview you will be able to learn more about the role for which you have applied as well as giving the interviewer a chance to get to know more about you, your experience and what you are looking for in your next role.

If successful at this stage, you’ll be invited to attend a face to face interview with the recruiting manager, which will normally be held at our eco-build offices in Silsden, West Yorkshire. You’ll be asked to complete an application form and return it to us before your interview. There may also be some aptitude tests to complete relevant to the role you have applied for.

Feedback

We’ll usually let you know the outcome of your interview within a week of the last interview taking place. Your interviewer will give you an indication of when this will be. If you are successful, we will discuss the next steps with you and start preparing for you to join us. If you aren’t successful, we’ll let you know and we’ll provide feedback so you’ll know why.