Closing date: 25 June 2024, 09:00 BST

Location: Oxford, with flexible home working

Salary: £30,000 - £37,000 per annum

Vacancy type: Permanent

Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide. 

Corporate Performance: A growing number of companies and financial institutions are seeking to mitigate their impacts on nature. But many have made commitments that are not being met, and others are failing to take any action at all. Through our Corporate Performance work and Forest 500 project, we assess the policies and performance of influential companies and financial institutions. Our newly launched Deforestation Action Tracker monitors financial institutions with significant climate commitments to track their action on deforestation and associated human rights abuses.

About the role

This role sits in the Forest IQ team, along with a Research Associate, a Project Manager and the Forest IQ Lead. The Researcher will take on responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Forest IQ data held in its database, including the implementation of updates and ensuring the smooth addition of new datasets and indicators. Alongside other research responsibilities required of the role, you will draw insights from this research which inform Global Canopy’s work and provide content for communication products and engagement strategies.


To be successful in this role,  these are the things that will matter the most: 

  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Ability and initiative to take ownership of developing and carrying out research plans 
  • Highly organised and able to set/agree to realistic plans 
  • Proactive and independent approach to managing own work 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to non-expert audiences in writing and verbally
  • Ability to think creatively and identify innovative ways to use existing and new data and metrics to strengthen Forest IQ
  • Ability to problem solve and identify opportunities for improvement in existing systems, research approaches, and ways of working
  • Ability to work in a team and to follow shared project plans

At Global Canopy, we value diversity and inclusion. You can read our diversity statement on our website. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes.
Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes.
Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are particularly interested in strengthening our team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia. We welcome applications from people from these regions.
Global Canopy is an inclusive employer and accommodations will be made to allow anyone who requires additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require any additional support.