GIS/Data Manager (Maternity cover)

Cawdor Forestry Ltd

Cawdor, Nairn, Inverness
Dependent on experience

Paid • Either • Fixed Term Contract 01667 402415 Amy Taylor

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Cawdor Forestry is a respected and innovative forestry consultancy, specialising in providing quality forest management services to a diverse range of clients in the Highlands and north east of Scotland. 

We have an exciting opportunity for a GIS/Data manager to join our team to provide maternity cover for our current manager. This role involves working in a small business on a diverse mix of projects including; GIS and cartography, forest planning, management and data collection and forest certification and contract management. Based in Cawdor, near Nairn in the Highlands of Scotland this provides a fantastic opportunity to live and work in an exceptional part of the world with excellent access to the outdoors.

Expected starting date in January 2018, salary dependent on experience.

The key job responsibilities are:

  • Maintain forestry geospatial database and map records. 
  • Ensure quality and currency of geospatial data and map outputs. 
  • Provide GIS, mapping and data management support to forest managers and clients. 
  • Assist with forest management fieldwork tasks.  
  • Provide IT support to forest managers.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to have: 

  • A relevant qualification in GIS, or including a GIS module. 
  • Experience in using QGIS and ArcGIS. 
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office. 
  • High PC literacy. 
  • An eye for detail. 
  • An adaptable and willing to learn attitude. 
  • A genuine interest in the use of GIS and IT. 
  • Clear communication skills with colleagues and clients. 
  • An understanding of the rural environment. 
  • A driving licence.  

Additional desirable requirements:

  • Experience of working with databases, especially PostGIS and MS Access
  • Experience/knowledge of the forestry industry
  • GPS surveying / data collection experience. 
  • A knowledge of the rural payments and grants system. 
  • An interest in cartography and data presentation.  

If you think that you are the person we are looking for please submit a covering letter/email and CV to: Amy Taylor, Cawdor Forestry, Estate Office, Cawdor, Nairn, IV12 5RE,

For more information please feel free to call Amy for an informal chat on 01667 402415.

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