GIS and Data Officer, Severn Rivers Trust

Location Home Working - preferably within the Severn Catchment
Salary £22,704 – £28,381
Closes July 8, 2020

The Severn Rivers Trust is a proactive and adaptable organisation. Our motto is “We get our feet wet”. The Trust is the only organisation that undertakes works across the entire River Severn Catchment in both England and Wales. We are therefore in prime position to be a lead player in the future management and restoration of activities on the river.

Since the Trust’s inception in 2008, we have grown considerably, taking on more staff and undertaking bigger and more ambitious projects. This puts us in an influential position within the region, nationally, and more recently, internationally. We are an organisation that achieves and makes a real difference for the environment and communities.

The Severn Rivers Trust is looking for an environmental scientist with strong GIS and data analysis skills to join its team. Working alongside experienced staff and partners, you will provide technical support and knowledge-sharing solutions to facilitate the use of data and evidence for integrated catchment management across the Severn Catchment.

This is a new role within the Trust and the first dedicated GIS and Data position. The primary purpose of the position is to underpin the evidence-based approach taken by the Trust by managing, analysing and communicating spatial data to inform effective river catchment management.

  • You will set up a spatial database which will combine data from a variety of sources, including that provided to Catchment Based Approach Data Package (
  • You will lead on spatial analysis for the Trust identifying opportunities and supporting colleagues and partners to interrogate, analyse, visualise and present data to support the ecosystem services/natural capital planning and integrated catchment management activities of the Trust and the Catchment Partnerships that it hosts.
  • You will have a good understanding of environmental data and how it can be used; experience with tools for spatial analysis; and will be able to incorporate and use remotely sensed data,
  • You will be involved in a variety of projects, ranging from multi-year landscape scale programmes to short-term local restoration projects. This will require you to work on defined tasks across the Trust’s teams, as well as taking the initiative to identify further opportunities in which GIS-based analysis, data collation and data visualisation could be used to enhance and support projects and funding applications.

Whilst this is the first dedicated GIS role within the Trust, some colleagues do have GIS knowledge and you will support them to expand their skills where appropriate.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team, and will contribute to building the technical capacity within the Severn Rivers Trust. You will become a key part of the organisation’s future.

GIS and Data Officer, Severn Rivers Trust

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