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Habitats Officer

Greenspace Information for Greater London CIC (GiGL) is recruiting a Habitats Officer to join our team and help deliver our vision of London’s natural environment being appreciated, understood, considered, and improved. If you have a passion for data and London’s natural environment, and believe that decision-making based on good quality information is vital, don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join GiGL.

This role is an opportunity for the right person to gain experience in the varied remit of local environmental records centres and our work as a social enterprise in the capital. You will have primary responsibility for maintaining and enhancing GiGL’s core habitat and land use spatial dataset. This dataset underpins the delivery of services to GiGL’s partners and wider community, who require insights into London’s natural environment based on the evidence base.

The habitat and land use dataset is viewed and edited in GIS using a custom-built application and underlying database. You will verify, update and maintain the spatial and attribute data in accordance with a dataset improvement plan to incorporate data from GiGL partners, stakeholders and other data sources. You will work with colleagues, partners, data users and the wider Local Environmental Record Centre (LERC) community to ensure the dataset provides a robust evidence-base for partners and stakeholders. You will also be involved in the design of new habitat related products and services relating to biodiversity net gain (BNG) requirements and other planning initiatives. Partner organisations include decision-makers, land managers, local authorities and conservation organisations across the capital and beyond.

The successful candidate will be a proficient user of GIS software and have experience of spatial data editing and manipulation. You will also have experience of performing data entry and working with databases and an understanding of habitat survey methods. Organised and reliable, you will possess good communication skills and have a keen eye for detail. An understanding of the importance of responsible data handling and data standards is essential. Practical experience of undertaking habitat surveys or managing habitat survey data, and familiarity with, or prior use of, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and BNG metrics would be an advantage.

For further information and to apply please see our website.

Salary: £25,000
Deadline for Applications: 31st October 2021 at midnight
Interview date: 16th November / 17th November 2021
Hours: Full time
Holidays: 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays
Tenure: Fixed term, 12 months

Closing Date: 31/10/2021  Location: London

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