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Logo: RSPBData Manager
Reference: A1900919
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary: 22,073 to 23,912 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent


The Conservation Data Management Unit (CDMU) are a highly skilled and innovative team, who oversee all aspects of mapping and data management at RSPB. This includes managing and supporting Merlin (our in-house conservation database, mapping and reporting system) as well as various commercial GIS software packages, tools and apps.


We work with staff and volunteers across the organisation to disseminate best practice in data collection, management and archiving and provide training and support in GIS and data management. We also provide various consultancy services to the RSPB and its partners.


Daily tasks may include

  • working with reserves staff, ensuring monitoring data collected in the field is correctly entered into our database,
  • advising project staff how best to collect and manage priority species data,
  • running remote training courses on how to use our in-house system (Merlin),
  • developing and delivering interactive webinars on species data management,
  • liaising with other conservation organisations to facilitate data flows,
  • working with RSPB ecologists to improve our in-house species recording processes.


Key Skills

  • excellent computing skills with advanced knowledge of Excel,
  • a keen eye for detail and experience of working with species datasets and using GIS software,
  • good communication - can clearly explain GIS and data concepts and provide training and support for staff and volunteers in managing species data and producing maps,
  • aptitude and enthusiasm for learning new things will be essential.


Desirable Skills

  • An interest in ecology or natural history
  • experience of collecting and using conservation data
  • knowledge of the NBN, national recording schemes and data flows.


Closing: 14 October 2019
Interview: 28 October 2019


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