GIS Mapping Support Manager - Edinburgh

A vacancy has arisen for a suitably qualified GIS Mapping Support Manager to join our technical team to assist with the support and management of our corporate GIS.

The role primarily involves technical support within the GIS environment but will also extend into other technical aspects of forestry support and IT.  The position includes the requirement to train staff in the use of GIS and to contribute to the continuing development of the GIS system.  There will also be the requirement to undertake GIS processing tasks on behalf of staff and clients including map creation, updating and data management.

The key duties involve the training and support of staff who use GIS as well as the management of the GIS data, deployment and infrastructure.  The successful candidate should also be capable of working with forestry management colleagues on existing datasets and will possess excellent communication skills and organisational ability.

The successful applicant will be fully trained to undertake this role and will become a key component of the company’s technical support department. The position will require an understanding of GIS principles, with experience in QGIS and ideally PostgreSQL/PostGIS applications. An understanding of forestry practice and a keen interest in IT systems in general is also highly desirable. 

We require an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual who can work on their own initiative and as part of a professional team.  Applicants will be highly organised with excellent communication skills and will hold relevant academic qualifications.  As this role can involve travel to remote locations, a current full driving licence is desirable.

All applications will be considered for this position based on relevant qualifications and experience.


In return, Scottish Woodlands offers an attractive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This includes pension scheme, life assurance, private health care, group income protection scheme and the opportunity for equity participation. The company has a unique structure and is 80% owned by staff. Applicants will also be given excellent personal and career development opportunities and will be part of a highly professional and motivated team. For more information on working with Scottish Woodlands or for details of information gathered during our recruitment process, please refer to our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.


If you want to be part of one of the UK’s leading Forestry Companies, leading development within the sector where you can grow your career in this thriving industry, then we want to hear from you.

Applications can be made through our online applicant tracking system. As part of the application process, you will be required to upload a Cover Letter and CV as well as any relevant qualification certificates. Click HERE to apply.

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