Assistant Data Manager (Wader Population and other Biodiversity Data)

Wednesday 12 September 2018
Vacancy type:
Office and administration
Scotland Headquarter, Conservation Data Management

What we're looking for

We are looking for someone to join our team and help collate and manage data in its paper, electronic spreadsheet and digitally mapped formats. Most data is held on our internal mapping system, Merlin. You will help digitise data from species surveys and reserve management plans as well as organise spreadsheets so they can be easily uploaded on to the system. It is important that we make our data available in an electronic format and share it within the RSPB and externally, so that it can be used for research, day to day reserve management and for informing development. This role is based at our Scotland Headquarters in Edinburgh.

The skills you need

This is an office based position. You will have a strong interest in nature and the environment. Some experience in reading maps, and using Excel and GIS would be advantageous, but further training will be provided. Some knowledge of bird distribution in Scotland and nature reserve management would be beneficial.

Your time

Flexible ranging from one day per week to a 3 month placement over 3 days per week,
All year round

What's in it for you?

The opportunity to develop Excel and GIS skills and to get a thorough understanding of how the RSPB works and the breadth of work being carried out by the organisation. The internal mapping system Merlin is key to many roles within the organisation so you will get to work with a variety of people in different departments. You will also gain an insight into the collection of scientific data in relation to wading bird populations and how we are using it in our research programmes.

How to apply


Jeff Waddell, Scotland Headquarter, Conservation Data Management
Tel: 0131 317 4100


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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