BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL - GIS Support Officer

Application Deadline: 
21 Jan 2018
BIRDLIFE INTERNATIONAL
GIS Support Officer
• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: One year fixed term contract
• Salary: £25,000 per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit
• Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days
 
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
This is a great opportunity for a GIS specialist to support a small but growing data and information team to improve global biodiversity datasets within an organisation that is making a real and positive difference in the world.
 
Your day-to-day activities will see you engaged in a variety of tasks.  Examples of tasks that you will undertake include working with other GIS specialists to validate and integrate new datasets into the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas, working with the science team to improve species ranges maps, working with the communications team to help visualise geospatial data within news stories and engaging with hundreds of end-users in the provision of data and information.
 
In all cases you will be working with colleagues who are passionate about conserving global biodiversity and you will be a key component of this effort. Your ability to build positive relationships and engage effectively is an important aspect of the role.
 
You will deliver high quality work with minimal supervision and you will have a proven ability to manage and prioritise workloads. You will be a highly motivated and focused individual who knows that the provision of data and information is central to supporting the ambitious conservation goals of BirdLife International.
 
We use ESRI software including the latest versions of ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro and we are increasingly using ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online to build spatial data applications. We also use open-source geospatial software including PostgreSQL/PostGIS, Geoserver and QGIS. You will know when and how to use these technologies in order to analyse and solve real-world data problems.
The ideal candidate will have: 
 
• BSc (or higher) in GIS, Geography, Computer Science or equivalent.
• Demonstrable knowledge of ESRI software, specifically ArcGIS Desktop 10.x and/or ArcGIS Pro. 
• Ability and motivation to deliver high quality work with minimum supervision.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills targeting a range of different stakeholders.
 
This is a one year appointment in the first instance after which the post will be reviewed for extension.
 
Closing date: Sunday 21 January 2018
 
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising your suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to you in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org 
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held week commencing 29 January 2018