GIS and Data Officer

The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person with knowledge of IT systems and GIS
in the environment sector to join The Wildlife Information Centre’s small and dedicated team.
You will be responsible for maintaining TWIC’s IT systems and databases. In acquiring,
analysing and supplying biodiversity data, you will be liaising with a wide range of public and
private organisations across south-east and central Scotland.

The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC) is an environmental charity with an established
reputation for excellence in the provision of biodiversity data within south-east and part of
central Scotland. As a Local Environmental Record Centre, TWIC currently holds over 4 million
species records as well as extensive habitats and designated sites information. Our programme
of events supports new and existing recorders and stimulates interest in biological recording
among the wider public. Growing awareness of the importance of data to guide responses to the
biodiversity and climate crises means that this is an exciting time for biological recording,
which provides vital information to improve understanding of the state of the environment.


  • Maintain the office IT system, including backup procedures, data security, licensing and UK
    GDPR compliance
  • Manage TWIC’s biological data holdings using ArcGIS, Recorder 6 and MS Access databases
  • Service data requests from clients
  • Manage the TWIC website and contribute to TWIC’s social media platforms
  • Contribute to data flow between local, regional and national recording networks

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient
applications for the role.

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