The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.
We are looking to appoint a GIS and Mapping Specialist within the BAS Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC) to deliver a GIS/mapping Helpdesk service. This well-established service provides expert GIS support to BAS staff, delivering bespoke maps and other GIS products on a fast turn-round basis.
The job requires solid expertise and demonstrable experience with ArcGIS, with an emphasis on producing map-based outputs.
Outputs from this role will support a wide range of activities across the width of BAS polar operations and science programmes. Liaising with BAS staff to define tasks, the ability to negotiate and work to deadlines and to track and report on progress are key aspects of the role.
Secondary activities are contributing to design and compilation of published regional-scale topographic maps and managing sales of BAS maps through our distributors.
Qualifications: Degree-level in Geography/GIS or a related subject with a large GIS component and post-graduate experience working with ArcGIS.
Duration: Open – Ended Appointment.
Salary: Salary will be in the range of £19,937 to £23,640 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a final salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment
These are also available from the Personnel Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 06/14
Closing date for receipt of application forms is. 16th February 2014
Interviews are scheduled to be held on. w/c 24th February 2014
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.