Junior Analyst

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  • London
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Salix Finance


Job title: Junior Analyst
Reporting to: Information Systems Manager
Location: Canary Wharf, London
Contract type: Permanent
Date advertised: March 2023

About Salix

Salix Finance is a non-departmental public body established to accelerate public sector investment in low carbon technologies. Salix is publicly funded by BEIS, DfE, and the Welsh and Scottish Governments and works with public sector bodies throughout the UK, helping them make progress towards achieving their carbon reduction targets. We do this by offering grants and interest free loans for low carbon and energy efficiency projects. By joining Salix, you will learn about low carbon technologies and their application in the built environment, financing of capital projects, government policy and client relationship management.

Salix are proud to have been awarded the Investors in People Gold Award and came first in the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for in category small companies, not for profit in 2021.

On 30th September BEIS launched the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) and Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (PSLCSF) both of which are being delivered by Salix. The purpose of both schemes is to provide grant funding to Public Sector Organisations to deliver capital energy efficiency and heat decarbonisation projects within public sector non-domestic buildings, including central government departments and non-departmental public bodies in England. The scheme aligns with BEIS’ new mission and priorities and will also encourage green investment, supporting the Government’s net-zero and clean growth goals.

Work life at Salix

For staff joining Salix we run a comprehensive induction programme to support staff to be successful at work. Every member of staff is in a team and has a named line manager who helps organise individual workload and manages training and development.

Job purpose

The Junior Analyst will work to company values and principles and in doing so will be
supporting the senior members of the Information Systems Team with internal projects including
system and application development, reporting and the management of Salix’s internal databases
and systems.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Liaise with the Business Analysts and delivery/resource teams to identify system and
    reporting improvements and required changes
  • Work with the IS Team on new system development projects
  • Assist with setting up scoping workshops with stakeholders, document requirements, follow
    up actions etc.
  • Use programming/coding skills to develop new tools and applications e.g. PowerApps
  • Document processes and create user guides as required
  • Deliver training and demos to wider organisation on new features/tools e.g. Power BI, MS
    Excel, web applications etc.
  • Assist with the production of monthly, quarterly, yearly and ad hoc data support and
  • Design and build reports using MS Excel, Power BI and other reporting and visualization
  • Maintain in-house systems and databases, ensuring records are accurately uploaded, kept up
    to date and any issues are escalated through appropriate channels
  • Work with and support all functions of the organisation in the planning, launch and
    delivery of funding programmes as required


  • £25,500pa, rising to £26,000pa after probation
  • Travel pass (National Rail)

Employee benefits

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Season ticket loans
  • Supported training budget for staff
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Appointment process

Salix operates a probationary period for all new staff, on a fixed term 3-month probationary
contract. This ensures people joining Salix can find out that the job meets their expectations
and that Salix can support each member of staff in their role. Successful completion of the
probationary period will lead to an offer of permanent employment contract.

Candidates must demonstrate that they meet the qualifications, experience, skills and abilities
listed in the Personal Specification in Appendix 1.

Candidates will also be expected to undertake a testing exercise relevant to the role. Further
details will be provided to those candidates when invited to interview.

Appointment timetable

  • The position has been advertised March 2023
  • Applications should be submitted no later than Friday 31st March 2023; 09:00
  • Interview dates for shortlisted candidates will take place remotely in April 2023

If you intend on applying for the post of Junior Analyst, please hold these dates in
your diary.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this role, please submit all of the following to [email protected]

  1. An up to date CV
  2. A statement of no more than 1,500 words as to how you match the requirements of the Person
    Specification ensuring you address the 8 key criteria highlighted in the key criteria column of
    Appendix 1
  3. Equality monitoring form (available on our website)
  4. Applicants should confirm where they learnt of the opportunity in the covering email/letter
    when submitting their application
  5. Please state your availability for the planned interview period quoted in the appointment
    timetable as part of your application submission email

Key information about application

  1. Applicants must demonstrate through their CV and personal statement that they meet the
    qualifications, experience, skills and abilities listed in the Personal Specification in
    Appendix 1
  2. Please be aware that Salix will only accept applications which contain all the requested
    supporting documentation detailed above, and candidates that do not submit all requested
    documentation will not be contacted to submit a full application
  3. Applicants invited for an interview will be required to complete an Excel exercise prior to
    attending and to present the findings at the interview
  4. All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and documentation is checked

Please view the job description for the person specification and full details on how to apply.

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