GIS and Mapping Volunteer

Tuesday 23 October 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Northern Ireland Headquarters

What we're looking for

The 2016 State of Nature report indicates that the fragmentation of Northern Ireland's most important sites poses one of the largest risks to nature. To address this threat conservation organisations must adopt the 'Lawton Principles' of making sites bigger, better and more joined up. By adopting these principles, landscapes will become more resilient to change, allowing species to respond to risks such as climate change or major challenges in land use such as intensive agriculture We are looking for a volunteer to undertake a project to conduct an audit and map ownership of land within the areas RSPB NI has identified as priority Landscapes. If you are passionate about saving nature, are computer literate and have GIS mapping skills please do read on.

The skills you need

• Computer literate and fluent in Microsoft Office Suite. • Can work on own initiative and can take guidance when needed. • Can work in a team. • Experience of GIS will be an advantage, although training and development opportunities will be provided. • You will need to have an interest and enthusiasm for UK wildlife species and the work of the RSPB.

Your time

One half day per week minimum
All year round

What's in it for you?

This project will suit someone who is looking to develop their GIS skills and gain a better understanding of conservation work in Northern Ireland. It will provide an opportunity to: 1. Develop GIS Skills. 2. Map vital habitats and their management. 3. To gain insight into the work of the RSPB, Europe's biggest bird conservation charity. 4. To make a measurable contribution to nature conservation in Northern Ireland.

How to apply


Colin Graham, Northern Ireland Headquarters
Tel: 028 9049 1547


Expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the UK charity working to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, helping to create a better world for all of us. We belong to BirdLife International, the global partnership of bird conservation organisations. Your time and skills could make a real difference to the work of the RSPB and it would be great if you could join us.

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