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Biodiversity Data Technical Officer

We are looking for someone to support the management of BirdLife’s spatial and tabular datasets on species and important sites for their conservation in order to maintain the quality and integrity of these data, and provide summaries of them through information dashboards and reports.


Application deadline
Monday, 10 October 2022 – 23:45

Location
Cambridge, UK

Full time
35 hours per week

Contract
1 year fixed term

Salary
£26,000 to £29,000 pro rata dependant on skills and experience plus competitive 12% pension benefit

Annual Leave
25 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days


BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

We are looking for someone to support the management of BirdLife’s spatial and tabular datasets on species and important sites for their conservation in order to maintain the quality and integrity of these data, and provide summaries of them through information dashboards and reports.

The Biodiversity Data Technical Officer will undertake advanced data manipulation and analysis to support decision making and the identification of important sites for conservation. They will provide data management support to the Science Division and Regional Divisions, and support the provision of data and information services to end users.

The ideal candidate will have

  • BSc (or higher) in environmental science, computer science, GIS, geography, or equivalent relevant work experience in an information management related discipline
  • Proven ability to critically assess and synthesise information.
  • Practical experience of querying and maintaining large spatial and tabular datasets.
  • Demonstrable experience of advanced data cleaning and manipulation, including familiarity with working with relational databases using SQL and PostgreSQL.
  • Practical knowledge of R for analysis and production of data products.
  • Knowledge of Power BI or equivalent software for data visualization.
  • Familiarity with Google Earth Engine application and functionality

See the full job description

BirdLife values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for candidates who may have a disability.

We are able to offer a hybrid model of working on site and from home/remote for most roles, which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: [email protected] marking your application with “Biodiversity Data Technical Officer” in the subject line.

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.