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Senior GIS Analyst

Reference number: A4790120

Location: Bedfordshire

Do you have a love of maps and conservation data? Would you like to help us develop the use of GIS and new technologies in conservation? We are looking for a highly motivated and technically minded individual to help us deliver our GIS services, tools and projects.

You'll be part of a team of GIS Analysts that provide a technical GIS support service within the Conservation Data Management Unit. You will support the development of our web-based GIS system, Merlin, and you'll help us develop our use of bespoke ESRI web applications.

You will be responsible for providing map-making and GIS analysis, particularly for complex service requests requiring a very high level of numeracy and analytical skill, determining requirements and demonstrating creativity and business knowledge to design visually engaging and informative maps for all sectors and audiences, so that RSPB has impact when presenting our case or telling our stories.

You will have experience of working in conservation and GIS and good working knowledge of the ArcGIS suite of products ranging from ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro to ArcGIS online and mobile data collection apps as well as other software such as QGIS and Google Earth.

You will have advanced knowledge of spatial analysis, map production, scripting languages such as Python, R and SQL. Helping us automate workflows and develop bespoke mapping apps will be a key part of this role.

You will be required to adopt new technologies and R&D, attending and presenting at external conferences, workshops and RSPB events, developing analytical knowledge and networking with sector leaders to maintain expertise and discover new tools and approaches such as Drones, AI and Remote Sensing.

A strong interest in conservation will be a distinct advantage.

Salary starting at

£25,463 to £27,585 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 6 March 2020
Interview date: 20 March 2020

How to apply

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This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare both spent and unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Adrian Hughes
01767 693162

Send application details to
Eleanor Outram-Rees
RSPB UKHQ - The Lodge Potton Road Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 2DL
01767 693436