Project Data Support Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Status: Full Time, Fixed Term contract until 31/03/24

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Location: Harbourside House, Leith with the opportunity for hybrid working

Closing date: 26 February 2023, 12:00 am

About us:

For nearly 60 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Role:

Due to an internal promotion, we have a rare opportunity for an experienced Data Support Officer to support both the Saving Scottish Red Squirrels (SSRS) project and to provide data and mapping support to the wider conservation directorate.This fixed term post will see the successful candidate manage the project data streams and the community hub which will help monitor squirrel distributions, population management data and community engagement data. The ideal candidate will have expert knowledge of Excel and Microsoft 365 and be an experienced user of ArcGIS-ArcPro and AGOL. Your passion for data and your highly organised approach, will be the foundations to your success in what will be a rewarding and meaningful role where you can really influence change and improve efficiencies.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage SSRS project data throughout the entire data life cycle.
  • Train and support project staff in the use of SSRS data systems.
  • Liaise with external developers to design and coordinate updates to the SSRS Community Hub and backend database.
  • Support projects in their evaluation and monitoring by providing advice, and support in developing systems to collect, collate and report on information.
  • Provide guidance, data analysis, maps and web maps, through the “data and maps request support service” for projects.
  • Develop and streamline dynamic reporting systems using ArcGIS Online.

If you are comfortable working in a complex organisation with multiple teams, sites and projects, and have the appropriate skills, we would love to hear from you. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a keen eye for detail and general awareness of the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s work and a commitment to nature conservation.

How to apply: In line with our inclusion and equal opportunities policies, we require an application form to be completed and cannot accept CV's. Please head to our website to download the application form and Job description and for more information.

What we offer:

· 35 hour working week

· Salary sacrifice schemes including Cycle to Work & Pension schemes.

· We have always been hugely flexible in our approach to how you wish to work and continue to offer Flexi-time and hybrid working approaches.

· One Wellness Hour per week

· Enhanced Pension rate upon completion of probation

· Sick Pay Allowance

· Enhanced Maternity/ Paternity Leave

· Training and Development

· Paid volunteering days

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and an inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 12 months

Salary: £26,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme
  • Work from home


  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in EDINBURGH

Application deadline: 26/02/2023
Reference ID: EA2023