Research Officer –GIS
Ref: RO -GIS(2022)Con

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters, Home Based, Based at any of our Wetland Centres
£25,506 per annum
Position type
Full Time
Working pattern
37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday
Job advert

The world’s wetlands, and the species they support, are in trouble; globally wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests, and currently more than a quarter of wetland species face extinction. As the UK’s largest wetland conservation charity we are a community of dedicated staff, volunteers and members, brought together by a love of wetlands and a drive to protect them.  

WWT’s Conservation Evidence department is a vibrant, multidisciplinary team of passionate scientists. Above all, we have impact: our research diagnoses problems and identifies solutions, and in doing so we shape policy and action for global wetland conservation.

The Conservation Evidence Department is seeking a GIS specialist to provide expertise to a range of WWT projects in the UK and overseas. In the UK, the focus will be on contributing to our ‘Roadmap to 100,000 Hectares’ project, which underpins our ambition to create and restore 100,000 hectares of healthy wetland in the UK. The role would involve national-scale wetland opportunity mapping using a wide variety of datasets, while factoring in the range of benefits that wetlands provide. Internationally, the role would support our wetland science and restoration projects in Cambodia and Madagascar, and in future more widely in the east Asian region.

The successful candidate will have strong GIS skills, including the ability to work independently using a wide range of data processing and analysis tools, with experience of using GIS in landscape ecology and conservation projects. A working knowledge of remote-sensing techniques relevant to wetlands is desirable. You will have an understanding of sound scientific methods as well as excellent report-writing and data management skills.

The work will involve working closely with WWT colleagues across the Conservation Programmes Directorate, as well as external partners and contractors.

The role will be UK based, though some overseas travel may be required. Based at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre with the ability to work from home for part of the week (we are also open to applicants being based at any of WWT Wetland Sites)

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date:  27th June 2022

Interview date:  4th July 2022

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.


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