Riverwoods Technical Support Officer

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Edinburgh
£21,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 31st May 2021  


Riverwoods Technical Support Officer 

Full-time, Fixed Term Contract for 6 months 

Salary: £21k per annum 

Location: Edinburgh (Home-working due to COVID-19) 

About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Support Officer to work on the development of the Riverwoods initiative through high quality mapping that will bring together existing knowledge of riparian developments and opportunities for further work. 

The key aspect of this role is to deliver outputs for the Riverwoods Project, whilst providing information to the wider Trust on this work. This will include: 

  • Producing the Riverwoods story map to disseminate to the public, creating a data repository, and supporting the Riverwoods Development Manager and Riverwoods specialists’ groups by providing maps and data. 
  • Maintaining an internal data and maps request support service in relation to the project, maintaining project documentation, and providing support to the Knowledge and Evidence Manager. 

To be successful we’d expect you to have a relevant degree or the equivalent in experience, experience in handling and manipulating complex and varied datasets, and be an expert user of Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS-ArcPro and ArcGIS Online (AGOL). 

Knowledge of the principles of systematic wildlife survey and monitoring along with knowledge of the Scottish Wildlife ecology and conservation, and a working knowledge of wildlife and environmental issues would desirable. 

So, if you’re highly organised, motivated and able to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision with drive to meet your targets, please apply by completing and returning the application form to [email protected]

Download full job description by clicking the link below.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon, on Monday 31 May 2021 

Interview date: TBC

The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a proud equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of their background. We are committed to helping to make the world of nature conservation as inclusive as possible, as we believe there should be no barriers to being involved, and that champions and role models from every part of society will be vital in helping to reverse the loss of biodiversity.

We are happy to talk flexible working.


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