GIS Specialist (Maternity Cover)
The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity that works across the South West to improve our rivers for the benefit of all. We work across a range of sectors to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.
Do you have a good environmental understanding and a commitment to developing a career in the
environmental or conservation sectors? The Westcountry Rivers Trust is looking for a confident and technically capable individual to join our vibrant and passionate team of environmentalists. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual able to work to deadlines and under pressure. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about the environment and who have a keen interest in both the collation and analysis of scientific data and the communication of scientific information to a variety of audiences.
This specialist role, sitting in the Trust’s Evidence & Engagement Team, will be a one-year fixed term role based at our Head Office in Stoke Climsland, Cornwall.
The post will report to Dr Nick Paling, Head of Evidence & Engagement.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- To collate, analyse and present environmental data and evidence, using a variety of software,
to support the integrated river catchment management activities of the Trust, adopting an
ecosystem services/natural capital approach.
- To utilise data and evidence from a variety of sources to support initiatives being undertaken
by Trust staff and for presentation to external clients and partners.
- To use GIS systems, including ESRI ArcGIS, for spatial data creation or management, spatial
analysis and map production.
- To write for both technical and non-technical audiences adjusting the style to suit the different project purposes.
The work undertaken will also make a significant contribution to the consultancy work of the Trust and help it to achieve its objectives of protecting and improving the environment and promoting sustainable development.
Knowledge and Experience:
- Good knowledge or background in the environmental or conservation sectors.
- Demonstrable experience of GIS systems, including ESRI ArcGIS, for spatial data creation or
management, spatial analysis and the production of professional maps and other outputs
communicating spatial data.
- Good data management skills.
- Experience of writing for both technical and non-technical audiences.
- Can demonstrate a passion for the natural environment and desire to make a difference in
this exciting field of science.
Skills and Competencies
- Adaptable and organised when prioritising workload and able to work to deadlines and
manage conflicting demands when working under pressure.
- A proactive approach and evidence of using own initiative with effective problem solving
- Good verbal and written communication skills, both internally and to external clients,
volunteers or members of the public.
- Ability to work in a team and liaise with other internal teams.
Appropriate Degree level qualification in an environmental discipline.
The following are not essential for the role but would be an advantage:
Knowledge and Experience
- Experience of carrying out advanced spatial analysis techniques, such as raster-based
analysis, 3D analysis or the use of tools such as Model Builder
- Experience using programming languages, such as Python or R, to carry out statistical
analysis or data visualisation
- Experience using ArcGIS Online to produce web-based maps and applications
- Experience in accessing and managing a range of environmental datasets and familiarity with data licensing and metadata.
A postgraduate qualification in a relevant area.
This is a one year fixed term position providing cover for maternity leave.
How to Apply
To apply: Send your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of GIS Specialist to Westcountry Rivers Trust, Rain-Charm House, Kyl Cober Parc, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, PL17 8PH or email to email@example.com
Submission by: 5pm, Friday 28 th February 2020. We anticipate that interviews will take place in the weeks commencing 9 th March and 16 th March.
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£22,000 - £27,000 p/a (dependent upon experience) plus benefits including 8% pension
Westcountry Rivers Trust
Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Environment
Cornwall, United Kingdom
28th February 2020 at 5:00pm