Location: Woods Mill, near Henfield, West Sussex, with an option for some home working
Contract Type: Fixed term 12 months
Hours: Full time, 35 hours a week
Closing Date: 9am, Thursday 23 June 2022
Interview Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022
Sussex Wildlife Trust
Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places. Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers. As part of our commitment to ensuring that nature is a central consideration in decision-making across Sussex, SWT hosts and supports the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre.
Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre (SxBRC)
SxBRC is one of a network of local environmental record centres around the UK. It provides impartial environmental data & information services encompassing biodiversity, geodiversity and other aspects of Sussex’s natural capital. SxBRC works in partnership with data providers and data users, including local planning authorities, government agencies and conservation organisations, for public benefit. For more information about SxBRC visit sxbrc.org.uk.
This GIS Officer role is a new position which will sit within SxBRC, based at Woods Mill, near Henfield. Working as part of a team of experienced data managers and GIS users, the GIS Officer will support the use of spatial data and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) within SxBRC and across SWT. The role is funded through a combination of SWT’s charitable funds (2 days a week) and income from SxBRC’s services (3 days a week) which means the GIS Officer can expect a varied work programme, using their GIS skills to support SWT in their mission to champion wildlife and natural places everywhere in Sussex, while also helping to maintain SxBRC’s spatial data holdings and supporting delivery of a range of GIS-based projects.
We are looking for a skilled GIS user with a passion for environmental data, who enjoys working as part of a team. You will have significant experience in managing spatial data, an aptitude for working with structured data, and an eye for detail. Working in a role that is also about enabling others to make use of spatial data and GIS, you will be skilled at communicating with GIS specialists and non-specialists, good at understanding other people’s requirements, and motivated to support colleagues in taking action for nature.
Please send your Cover Letter and CV to [email protected]