SCRAPbook Technical Coordinator (Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography)

Moray Firth Partnership

Perth, Scotland
£26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: marine conservation

Closing date: Thursday, 22nd February 2018   1 day left

SCRAPbook technical coordinator (Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography)

Salary: £26,000p.a.
Location: Perth, Scotland
Hours: 37.5hrs pw
Term: 31st March 2019 (with possible 12 month extension)

The project:

Thanks to Blue Planet II, a small visionary project out of the Moray Firth has grown into a Scotland-wide initiative to comprehensively map, through aerial photography, the Scottish mainland's entire coastline and inshore waters to identify litter and pollution hotspots.

This innovative third sector collaboration between the Marine Conservation Society, Sky Watch and the Moray Firth Partnership will involve an experienced fleet of volunteer pilots and photographers identifying and recording coastline affected by litter and pollution.

That evidence will be mapped through an interactive web-based hub that will help direct targeted clean-up activities and litter surveys. A coalition of community, third sector, and corporate volunteer groups from across Scotland are already on-board and ready to utilise the project outputs.

SCRAPbook is being designed to not only catalyse the most comprehensive and effective clean-up of our coasts, but to greatly increase the amount of data available about our coastal litter and pollution, which organisations can then use to drive change for the long term.

We now need a dynamic and engaging individual with experience across data management, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and effective stakeholder engagement to join our project team and develop the next phase of SCRAPbook.

The post will be based in Perth, with remote line management, and supported by a small project team representing all three project partners. The Moray Firth Partnership will be the direct employer of this post. The post is part funded by the Scottish Government through Marine Scotland.

The role:

  • build/manage/refine photo storage and processing requirements for the large volumes of data that will be secured on an ongoing basis
  • design/secure web-based data sharing and user-friendly front end website and appropriate app (for volunteer use primarily)
  • ensure appropriate software, support and licences are in place
  • liaise with end users, and ensure appropriate data user agreements are designed and agreed
  • liaise with the flying units to track and direct flight coverage (for all Scotland’s mainland coastline) as well as ensure effective and suitable data transfer
  • review and identification of imagery (primary use is mapping litter and pollution, however secondary will be to develop data sharing for other uses e.g. coastal management, erosion studies, archaeology, etc. and will mean engagement with wider disciplines and organisations)
  • contribute to project delivery and reporting as required
  • attend project and funder roundtable meetings
  • attend Clean Coasts Scotland core group meetings, as required
  • liaise with project team and wider partners in promoting SCRAPbook utilising a variety of channels including social media

Based in Perth, with some travel to other team locations across Scotland required.

The person: (skills, knowledge and experience)


  • advanced experience in geographic data storage, processing and sharing, particularly imagery
  • good knowledge of GIS including cloud based platforms such as ArcGIS online or similar
  • experienced communicator, with strong verbal and written skills
  • must be a team player with great people skills
  • able to work autonomously and manage/prioritise own workload effectively


  • experience of using and interpreting aerial imagery
  • knowledge of web and app design and functionality
  • knowledge of coastal and marine litter policy landscape and challenges
  • working knowledge of social media channels
  • experience of multi-team or multi-partnered Scotland-wide working

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter (max. 2 pages A4 each) to by 5.00pm, Thursday 22nd February 2018. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 7th March 2018 in Perth.

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