Knowledge and Evidence Officer (Natural Environment)

Edinburgh, Midlothian
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Knowledge and Evidence Officer (Natural Environment)


£20,400 per annum

For over 50 years, our client has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas.

They are currently looking for a Knowledge and Evidence Officer to provide leadership in initiatives that provide open access to, and interpretation of, information about the natural environment.

Promoting open access to information, you will evaluate data, prepare reports and liaise with external contacts to validate the data; for example in relation to Natural History National Schemes and Societies. You will also work to maintain data systems and catalogues such as reserve inspections, tree safety surveys, land registrations, legal agreements and management plans.

This role will equip staff with the policies, guidance and tools required to manage information more effectively and efficiently, and will lead the development of indicators that inform management decisions. It will give accurate and timely results for requests for data and will review current methods for collating, storing and reporting on data.

The successful candidate will possess a relevant qualification in an environmental, geographical or IT related subject and will be a skilled user of GIS, preferably ArcGIS (version 8 or above). You should have experience in a similar role although we will consider an exceptional recent graduate who can demonstrate all the essential requirements of the post.

Due to the nature of the role, a full UK driving licence is also highly desirable

Keywords: Knowledge and Evidence Officer, Data Officer, Archivist, Research Officer, Information Officer, Environmental Science, GIS, Database Administrator, Graduate