GIS Analyst

The National Trust

£32,304 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: IRC89268

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 2nd March 2020   5 days left


The Trust’s Looking After and restoring a Healthy, Beautiful, Natural Environment strategies are all about addressing the crisis in nature, tackling the issues head-on and in numerous ways – protecting and improving the condition of the land across our special places, supporting nature-friendly farming, and creating or restoring areas of priority habitat, to name just a few.

And as we strive to achieve these goals, our Central Conservation Information Team has a crucial role in ensuring that we have sufficient data to accurately assess how our landscapes - and the wildlife inhabiting them - are responding to our interventions.

We’re seeking an analyst to join the team delivering insight from spatial and non-spatial data analysis, reporting and other services. You’ll be working with a wide range of clients and data owners, inside and outside the organisation, to help us to better understand our places – and inform our decisions about how to manage them.

What it's like to work here

Probably not what you think. We work with passionate people in inspiring places and we make a difference with the work we do. We have big ambitions, value creativity and diversity and want to work together in new, dynamic and innovative ways. We strongly encourage and welcome a wide range of applicants across all identities and backgrounds.

What you'll be doing

You’ll generate insights, using your expert analytical and reporting knowledge and skills to crunch data and communicate information - helping us to make the right decisions for our special places and conservation assets.

You’ll employ the appropriate tools and methods to build the right solution – from GIS maps, to reports, to dashboards. You’ll be consulting with internal and external stakeholders to find out what’s needed and the best way to deliver it.

You’ll use our own data - and that generated by other parts of the organisation and externally - be that spatial / non-spatial, qualitative / quantitative, structured / unstructured – and we’ll need you to understand its appropriate application, ensuring that we make the correct interpretations and understand the limitations. Where necessary, you’ll work with data owners to help them improve its quality.

We’ll need you to share your skills and expertise across a wider network of GIS consultants and data officers, advising them on best practice and new techniques in spatial data analysis and visualisation.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in the role you'll need the following:

  • Experience in delivering analytics in a large and complex organisation.
  • Experience of using GIS and spatial data analysis techniques to deliver business insight.
  • Experience of enterprise-level relational databases and the manipulation of data – and of their application in improving business performance.
  • Appropriate degree in analytical discipline, such as data science or GIS, or equivalent work experience.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, sharing ideas and learning & supporting project delivery to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent people skills - and effective written and verbal communication skills - tailored to the needs of the audience.
  • Experience of enterprise data management within a customer focused, service delivery environment.


  • Flexible working whenever possible.
  • Free parking at most locations.
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
  • Generous annual leave.
  • Subsidised health cash plan.
  • Free 24-hour support service.
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary.
  • Training & Development tailored to you.
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.

To find out more and apply for this role, please follow: https://careers.nationaltrust....

Closing Date: 2nd March 2020

Interviews: 9th and 10th March 2020

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