Conservation Product Consultant

Net Recruit
£25,000 - £36,000 + Overtime
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: Conservation Product Consultant
Location: Talgarth, Brecon Beacons National Park
Salary: £25,000 - £36,000 + Overtime

If you have strong IT and data management skills and a background in conservation, land management, life sciences or similar, then this might be the rare opportunity you have been looking for.

The Company:
Our client is a well-established and respected software consultancy with an impressive portfolio of information management applications used in the environmental and conservation sectors.

In the last few months alone they have been working on dozens of interesting projects for clients including Natural England, the RNLI, the National Trust, Central Government, English Heritage, The Ramblers, many local authorities, Wildlife Trusts and the Church of England.

The Conservation Product Consultant Role:
One of their applications is the ‘Conservation Management System’ (CMSi), a comprehensive solution for the planning and management of protected areas. CMSi benefits from the close involvement of the CMS Consortium – a grouping of conservation organisations from the UK and Netherlands that are closely involved in management and direction. The position they are recruiting for will be part of a small team that manages CMSi.

This is a full time and permanent position. It is likely that the position will be based at their head office in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, although partial remote working is supported. Occasional visits to client sites will be required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Installing and maintaining the CMSi application on our own and client servers
  • Keeping up to date with the CMSi technology stack
  • Keeping in close contact with the user community and organising / attending user groups and conferences
  • Working with clients to prepare functional specifications
  • Working with the development team to help them prepare technical specifications
  • Testing new releases
  • Developing and delivering user training courses
  • Providing remote technical support services to users
  • Promotional and sales activities
  • Helping to determine strategic direction of the product
  • Providing a secretariat service to the CMS Consortium
  • Maintaining an awareness of policy and good practice in the conservation and land management fields
  • Preparing exemplar management plans and training datasets
The Ideal Candidate:
To be a good CMSi consultant you need to:
  • Understand the importance of rational, evidence-based management
  • Be smart with an ambition to learn
  • Be positive and problem solving
  • Be effective - getting things done right, first time and on time
  • Be self-motivated, organised and disciplined
More specifically you must have:
At least 1 years’ experience in the management of conservation /amenity sites or have other experience related to the management of property, habitats or species.

Excellent IT skills to include at least 3 of the following:
  • Database skills, e.g. querying using SQL, database management, etc.
  • GIS skills. Advanced use of one or more of ArcGIS, MapInfo and QGIS
  • Report writing experience using MS Access, Crystal Reports or similar
  • Server management experience
  • Website management and html editing capability
  • Configuring web mapping applications such as MapServer and GeoServer
  • Software testing
The successful candidate should also demonstrate the following:
  • A highly organised approach to work and project management
  • Confident and effective presentational and client facing skills
  • Graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Driving licence
You can expect a salary of £25,000 - £36,000 (dependent on skills and experience). They don’t expect you to work ‘whatever hours are needed’ either - they pay for overtime.

What’s Next?
If you are interested in this Conservation Product Consultant position, simply submit your CV, and a Covering Letter via the button shown.

Please Note:
All applications must be received by 8th October.

This vacancy is being advertised by Net-Recruit.

Keywords: Product Manager, Product Consultant, Conservation, Environment, Environmental, Life Sciences, CMSI, Database, SQL, GIS, MapInfo, QGIS, Report, Server, Website, HTML, Mapserver, Software, Test, Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales
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