RSPB • Flexible in UK

GIS Analyst

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £28,331 – £30,415 per annum

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

Do you enjoy solving problems using spatial data? Do you want to use your GIS experience to benefit nature? If so, you could be a perfect fit for our Conservation Data Department.

The location for this position is flexible, however ideally we'd like you to come to either the Edinburgh office or the head office (Sandy, Bedfordshire) at least one day a week.

What's the role about?

This role forms part of a team of GIS analysts in our Conservation Data Department, providing a GIS analysis and mobile data collection service. In this role, you will support hundreds of staff across the RSPB, helping maximise the conservation impact of our spatial data.

You will work closely with colleagues to identify their GIS requirements. Using the suite of ESRI mapping products, you will analyse spatial data to inform complex land management and casework decisions. You will also use ESRI software to create and manage mobile apps allowing in-field data collection for key business processes, ensuring high data quality and saving staff time across our nature reserve network. You will help curate the conservation data held by RSPB, making sure that our data are up-to-date, accessible, well documented, and appropriately licensed. You will support day-to-day use of our core systems, including our in-house GIS and our estate management system. Your outputs will include visually engaging, informative maps and dashboards for a range of audiences, ensuring that RSPB is influential when presenting our case and telling our stories.

GIS is a rapidly evolving field. You must have an interest in developing your skills, and staying current with key advances, such as new tools, techniques, and datasets. We are keen for you to develop the skills to take on advanced spatial analysis, including remote sensing and machine learning applications.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of how to use mapping software, such as ArcGIS.
  • Knowledge of GIS, data management and information management good practice.
  • The ability to become proficient with all aspects of GIS software, including scripting languages such as Python and SQL.
  • Logical, methodical, patient, and friendly with excellent attention to detail.
  • The ability to prioritise tasks during periods of both low and high demand.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Experience using ESRI mapping products, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS online, Survey123, Field Maps, and Quick Capture.
  • Knowledge of Remote Sensing data and techniques.
  • Knowledge of current conservation issues.

This is a Permanent role for 37.5 hours per week. We are planning to conduct interviews for this position from 4th December 2023. For further information please contact

As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

This role is not eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship - the successful applicant will need to have a pre-existing Right to Work in the UK in order to be offered an employment contract.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

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