Head of Biodiversity Information Management (maternity cover)

Application deadline: 
Tuesday, 21. April 2020 - 23:45

Head of Biodiversity Information Management (maternity cover)

• Location: Cambridge, UK
• Full time: 35 hours per week
• Contract: 12 month maternity cover
• Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 pro rata plus competitive 12% pension benefit
• Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum
 
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. BirdLife is widely recognised as the world leader in bird conservation. BirdLife collects and manages world renowned science data used to guide the conservation of 10,000 species and 16,000 sites.
 
The Head of Biodiversity Information Management over the next 12 months will deliver, with the team, a functional, operational and user friendly database system, website and web applications for the Key Biodiversity Area Partnership that incorporates and supports the data of the BirdLife Partnership. The post holder will manage BirdLife’s Information Management team. 
 
The ideal candidate will have 
• Robust and current knowledge of information management systems with a proven record of business analysis, project design, management and implementation.  
• A deep understanding of data (conservation data knowledge desirable), its interrelations, its relevance and value, its analysis and its presentation.
• Proven team management and project management skills 
• Proven experience in establishing an enterprise GIS system, with knowledge of ESRI suite of server based tools
• Experience in the application of cutting-edge approaches in the presentation of biodiversity information.
• Proven experience in broader system architecture relevant to building harmonised approaches institutionally to information management
• The right to work in the UK
 
 
Closing date: 21 April 2020
 
 
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: recruitment@birdlife.org   
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.