GIS Opportunities x2

GIS Mapping Support Assistant - Graduate

A vacancy has arisen for a GIS Mapping Support Assistant to join our technical team to assist with the support and management of our corporate GIS.  The position includes the requirement to support and train staff in the use of GIS and to assist with processing tasks, map creation, map updating and data management.

The successful candidate should be capable of working with colleagues on existing projects and should 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 some experience in QGIS, ArcGIS or other relevant software applications.

The position would ideally suit a recently qualified GIS graduate, but experience will also be considered where applicants have no formal qualifications.  An understanding of forestry practice and a keen interest in IT systems in general, although not essential, is also highly desirable.

As this role can involve occasional travel to remote locations, a current full driving licence is desirable. The role primarily involves technical support within the GIS environment but may also extend into other technical aspects of forestry support and IT.

GIS Mapping Support Manager

A vacancy has arisen for a suitably qualified GIS Mapping Support Manager to join our technical team to assist with the management and development of our corporate GIS.  The role primarily involves assisting in the management of the corporate GIS environment and the deployment and maintenance of our enterprise GIS.

This is a diverse and interesting role that will also extend into other technical aspects of forestry support and IT, including related disciplines such as remote sensing and data capture and processing.  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 a requirement to undertake GIS processing tasks on behalf of staff and clients including map creation, updating and data management.

The successful applicant will be trained to undertake this role and will become a key component of the company’s technical support department. The position will require a good understanding of GIS principles, with experience in QGIS and/or ESRI applications and ideally PostgreSQL/PostGIS & python.

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 or experience.

As this role can involve travel to remote locations, a current full driving licence is desirable.

Benefits Package

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 see our Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the careers section of our Webpage.

Application Process

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.

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If you have any questions about this role, please contact HR@scottishwoodlands.co.uk.