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Assistant Mining Consultant and Information Manager

About You
Do you like communicating with a wide variety of people?
Can you carry out research of historic plans to see how they affect today’s world?
Do you have strong data and mapping skills?
If so, read on….
You will be familiar with both mining, especially coal mining, and mapping (GIS).

Using a wide variety of sources of information you will ensure our coal mining database is as accurate as possible.
With an eye for detail, you will be comfortable using GIS software to visualise and interrogate data taken from plans sometimes hundreds of years old.
With an honest and open approach you will be comfortable relating information to a wide range of stakeholders – from home owners to consultants, engineers to solicitors.
We don’t expect candidates to meet every single desired qualification.

If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you!
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description.
Interview schedule:
Sifting - 20th February 2023
Interviews - 27th and 28th of February 2023
(If you are unavailable on these interview dates, please make us aware, and we will look at alternative dates)

About The Role
Our Mining Information and Planning Department provide data and mining information support and advice across the whole organisation, and externally.

Fundamentally, we update and maintain our national coal mining database, perform data improvement activities and conduct research and investigation into a variety of related matters.
Beginning as part of our Core Team you will be assisting the Mining Consultant and Information Managers in reviewing and understanding mining data from many different sources including electronic site investigation reports, borehole data, historical interpreted plans and original coal mining abandonment plans held in our on-site National Archives standard plan store.
Working collaboratively across our whole organisation, in particular with our Customer Services Team, you will ensure that our data is as accurate as possible.

This includes adding any new information we may receive and updating existing information using the latest techniques available.
As your training progresses and opportunities arise you will support the work of our Data Improvement and Research and Investigation team in their focussed studies.
You will be familiar with ESRI ArcGIS or related mapping software that fundamental to carrying out data updates, georeferencing, research, data interrogation and queries on a daily basis.
For more information about the role please refer to the attached job description. 
Please note that this role will require a basic DBS check

About The Coal Authority
Our benefits:

  • A market leading pension scheme - our employer contribution rate is around 27%!
  • A choice of working patterns; full-time, part-time, job-share!
  • Adoption or shared parental leave of 26 weeks full pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Diversity Network Groups
  • Mental Health Allies
  • Civil Service Sports and Social club
  • Employee discounts
  • Annual medicals
  • £15 per month towards wellbeing
  • A recognition scheme, where you receive extra money or vouchers
  • Flexi-time to give employees freedom to vary their hours around personal preferences and commitments.
  • Generous holiday allowance – 27.5 days annual leave, plus the ability to flex an extra 6 days in addition to 8 public holidays
  • On-site free parking, tea, coffee and soft drinks in the Mansfield office
  • Sponsorship and professional qualifications support
  • Professional subscriptions paid
Working with us:
We offer different ways to work flexibly, and the following types of flexibility are usually possible: job share, flexible hours, working from home for part of the week and compressed hours.

Please feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you at your interview.
With a genuine commitment to flexible working, we believe that work life balance is incredibly important.
Who we are:
Here at the Coal Authority, we really are a great team to work with.

We’re united in our passion and commitment to make a better future for people and the environment in mining areas.
We carry out a wide variety of essential services from responding to coal mining hazards, to keeping everyone and everything safe from mine water pollution.
We are excited about what our future holds.

Our work is helping to develop a new sustainable source of renewable energy for the UK.

By harnessing the energy from mine water heat, we hope to play a key role towards helping the UK to meet net-zero emissions by 2050.
We truly are a supportive organisation where we all live and breathe our values.

We are inclusive, trusted and progressive in everything that we do
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
Here at TCA we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our customers and our community.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to developing a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community.

We encourage applications from people with the required skills and experience, from different backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities and beliefs.

Diversity is vital to our success and innovation and is fundamental to our values of being trusted, inclusive and progressive.

We offer a guaranteed interview for candidates with disabilities who meet the basic selection criteria
If you require any reasonable adjustments or alternative format application forms you can get in touch with us by contacting the team by email at or by phone on 01623 637000.

  • Start: 03/02/2023
  • Rate: £27,314 - £28,779
  • Location: Mansfield,England
  • Type: Permanent
  • Industry: Public_Sector
  • Recruiter: The Coal Authority
  • Contact: Admin The Coal Authority
  • Tel: 01623 637149
  • Email: to view click here
  • Reference: 0081
  • Posted: 2023-02-03 17:26:03 -

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