We’re looking for a new GIS Officer to help DWT work at a landscape scale, achieving the impact that we need to in this UN Decade of Ecological Restoration.

Contact details

To apply, please download the Application Form and complete all sections. Please also complete the  Equality & Diversity Monitoring form via this link and attach this to your application. This is an anonymous survey and is not linked to your application form in any way.

Completed applications should be sent to recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk before the closing date and documents should be sent in .doc or .rtf format.

Please note Covering letters and CV’s will not be accepted as part of the application process and application forms should be completed in full.

If you need any reasonable adjustments making to the application process then please contact us.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

If you require any further information please contact recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk

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About the role

We’re looking for a new GIS Officer to help us work at a landscape scale, achieving the impact that we need to in this UN Decade of Ecological Restoration.

In this role, you’ll be central to several of our key landscape recovery projects.  You’ll be mapping our Nature Recovery Network, modelling flood risks and river restoration projects and helping us to generate story maps to engage our audiences.  You’ll also be helping us to get better as an organisation, setting up systems and templates to allow our whole team to use these powerful tools.

To be successful, you will need to be a very competent user of a range of different GIS packages, particularly QGIS and ArcGIS.  You’ll hopefully have experience of producing story maps, identifying habitat connectivity using models such as Condatis and Least Cost.  You’ll also be patient, and understanding when sharing your knowledge with others.


In this role, you’ll lead the development of the Trust’s GIS use and be central to its integration in all of our work.

  • Technical Lead –we have a dedicated team of nature experts, you will bring extensive experience of using a mainstream GIS system and providing technical support to the team ensuring we have a coordinated approach to GIS.  You will understand how to integrate databases with GIS and be able to explain it to others, setting up systems that our staff and volunteers can use.  You will also have experience of doing a range of GIS modelling, mapping how habitats are connected and how we can impact ecosystem service delivery.
  • Data Protection – you will ensure that data is handled safely and securely and see that other team members do the same.
  • Digital Transformation –you’ll support us to build map templates in QGIS, digitise our monitoring reports and records, moving us forward on our digital journey.
  • Story Telling– we need to inspire others to care and act for nature – working with others you will create datasets and story maps to help us tell our story to the public.

About you

We’re looking for someone who loves data and who can work with colleagues to show it, share it and bring it to life.

This role might be right for you if:

  • You have extensive experience using a mainstream GIS applications as well as handling metadata, environmental data and biological records
  • You are flexible and able to adapt to the changing demands of a growing charity
  • You have a good understanding of modelling of nature recovery networks,  natural capital and ecosystem services
  • You have a positive and proactive approach to problem solving and prioritising a varied workload
  • You care passionately about nature based solutions to the current environmental crisis
  • You are committed to our values

For more information please download the job description and person specification and supporting documents below.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 1st August but do not delay in your application as we may close the vacancy early if we receive a high number of strong applications.

Working for DWT you will be part of an exciting and ambitious charity, with strong values at the heart of everything we do. We support the personal and professional development of all our employees and offer a generous benefit package including company sick pay scheme, pension scheme, enhanced maternity/paternity pay and complimentary employee assistance programme.

Working Flexibly – We are happy to discuss flexible working and the working hours and pattern for this role.

We value diversity and inclusion.  We are committed to recognising and valuing individual differences and identities and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.

Supporting Documents

Application Form

Job Description & Person Specification