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Data Analyst

  • Full time
  • £32,055
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st March 2023

  • Advertised from 30th January 2023
  • Fixed term contract until end of March 2024
  • + excellent benefits including 30 days holiday and flexible working


Do you have an excellent understanding of techniques for data analysis, familiarity with data science and data warehousing techniques and a solid knowledge of GDPR and national data protection laws? Then join Shelter Scotland as a Data Analyst and you could soon be playing a key role at the heart of our Scottish Empty Homes Partnership team.

About Shelter Scotland

A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet over a million people in Scotland struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.

At Shelter Scotland we are united by our purpose to defend the right to a safe home. Our enemy is the social injustice at the core of the escalating housing emergency. We believe that to win that fight, we must be representative of the people we are here to help and those who support our movement for change. In all our people decisions, we take pride in being inclusive, fair, equitable and transparent.

We have committed to combat racism both within and outside Shelter Scotland and welcome you on our journey to becoming a truly anti-racist organisation.

About the team

Part of our Communications and Advocacy directorate, the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership (SEHP) is funded by Scottish Government and hosted by Shelter Scotland. Our aim is to bring as many privately-owned empty homes back into use (as social and affordable homes where possible), by meeting a number of key strategic objectives. These include encouraging every council to mainstream empty homes work, encouraging registered social landlords, community groups and other private bodies to engage in empty homes work and delivering a Scottish Empty Homes Advice Service.

About the role

As part of a Housing to 2040 paper published in 2021, the Scottish Government is committed to carrying out an audit of empty homes across Scotland. Accordingly, the main focus of this role will be to work with colleagues in the SEHP to support delivery of that audit. But that’s not all. We’re also looking to develop a suite of reports that can help to monitor and assess the performance of the partnership against our key objectives and provide ongoing analysis and insight of empty homes and other related housing data. Your challenge will be to support this in collaboration with our Policy and Projects Manager and others in the team. Assisting with primary data collection, reviewing data storage, playing your part in internal quality assurance procedures and producing bespoke reports – these are just some aspects of this interesting and varied role.

About you

To succeed, you’ll need strong analytical skills, including a flair for interpreting and analysing diverse sources of complex information at pace. You’ll also need to be well-organised, with a proven ability to sort through complex information

and experience of configuring, implementing and maintaining technical reporting solutions using associated Microsoft technologies and SQL databases – Office 365 etc. Proficiency using tools and languages such as Excel and Power BI is important too, as are the communication skills required to produce high-quality written reports, data visualisation and presentations, plus experience of presenting your findings to groups.


We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Closing date: Wednesday 01 March 2023 at 11.30pm

Interviews to be held on 5th April face to face in Edinburgh, however please note that We do reserve the right to close this advertisement and interview earlier if we receive a high volume of suitable applications

To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter Scotland please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.

Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our Safeguarding Policies.

Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.