Data Manager


Sandy, Bedfordshire
£22,073 - £23,912 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: A1900919

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 14th October 2019   Closes today

Data Manager
Reference number: A1900919
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire

Salary starting at: £22,073 to £23,912 per annum - Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised range
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

The Conservation Data Management Unit (CDMU) are a highly skilled and innovative team, who oversee all aspects of mapping and data management at RSPB. This includes managing and supporting Merlin (our in-house conservation database, mapping and reporting system) as well as various commercial GIS software packages, tools and apps. We work with staff and volunteers from across the whole organisation to disseminate best practice in data collection, management and archiving and provide training and support in GIS and data management. We also provide various consultancy services to the RSPB and its partners, creating maps, undertaking spatial analyses and keeping up to date with new technologies around mobile data collection and remote sensing tools, to ensure the RSPB is able to make optimal use of these for conservation.

We are looking for a full-time Data Manager to join the Data Management Services section of CDMU, based at our Headquarters in Bedfordshire. The Data Management Services team provide a wide range of services to many different parts of the RSPB - our day-to-day tasks range from working with reserves staff to ensure that monitoring data they're collecting in the field are correctly entered into our database, advising project staff on the best ways to collect and manage priority species data, running remote training courses on how to use our in-house species database and GIS system (Merlin), developing and delivering interactive webinars on species data management, liaising with other conservation organisations to facilitate data flows and working with RSPB ecologists to improve our in-house species recording processes.

You will have excellent computing skills with advanced knowledge of Excel, a keen eye for detail and experience of working with species datasets and using GIS software. You will need to be a good communicator who can clearly explain GIS and data concepts and provide training and support for staff and volunteers in managing species data and producing maps.

There will be plenty of opportunities to learn how to use new software, tools and technologies related to data management, so aptitude and enthusiasm for learning new things will be essential. An interest in ecology or natural history and experience of collecting and using conservation data is highly desirable, as is knowledge of the NBN, national recording schemes and data flows.

This is a great opportunity to join a friendly and dynamic team, where you'll have the chance to develop your data management skills and help to ensure that RSPB have the very best data management and dissemination practices in place, to enable well-informed decision-making for conservation.

Closing date: 14 October 2019
Interview date: 28 October 2019

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