GIS mapping & data volunteer

Monday 23 November 2015
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Ynys Hir

What we're looking for

Monitoring of species throughout RSPBs sites is vital so that we can understand species, movements and population fluctuations. Capturing this data electronically so that it can be interrogated effectively, including mapping via RSPBs internally GIS system 'Merlin' allows us to model population changes and informs our management, helping us safeguard rare and threatened species. On our mid Wales network of reserves, we monitor many different taxa from a wide array of habitats, including birds, flowering plants, lichens, bryophytes, butterflies, moth, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We have data that is captured on an annual basis, but we also have historical hard copy data which needs to be mobilised so that we can use it to understand how past management changes have influenced species on our sites. We are looking for someone to mobilise our annual data and start to mobilise our historic data using our GIS systems so that we can make the best use of all the data captured to help manage the reserves.

The skills you need

We are looking for a methodical person who is passionate about GIS mapping, able to volunteer regularly and wants to contribute to the RSPB's work. Knowledge & experience of GIS mapping systems or similar Ability to work on your own initiative.

Your time

Regular, ongoing
All year round

What's in it for you?

An opportunity to contribute to the effectiveness of RSPB work and gain experience with GIS mapping work.

How to apply


Claire Rhydwen, Ynys Hir
Tel: 01654 700222


This role will be based either at Ynys-hir in mid Wales or the Bangor office. Unfortunately remote working from other locations is not possible in the short term. Appropriate training will be provided and 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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