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Junior Geospatial Information and Geospatial Product Specialists

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 by UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) (The GreenJobs Network of Websites)

South West, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Junior Geospatial Information and Geospatial Product Specialists

Salary: £19,361 rising to £26,001 on completion of competency period

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Hours: Full time / Part time / Flexible

Contract: Permanent


Our GIS development posts offer an exciting opportunity to build your geospatial skills and experience within a world leading organisation, working alongside and learning from subject matter experts in fields such as geospatial data management, GIS, hydrography, cartography, oceanography and navigation.

About the UKHO

UKHO is an executive agency, sponsored by the Ministry of Defence. We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners, surveying and charting the world's oceans in order to develop and serve world leading software and data solutions to commercial shipping companies, navies and maritime organisations. Our products ensure safe navigation and global trade efficiency and support other marine activities including economic development, environmental protection, resource exploration and utilisation, scientific research and security and defence.

The role

Following introductory training, you will be deployed into either an Operations Team, to support the analysis of marine geospatial data and the generation of products from GIS databases, or a Production Team, to support the delivery of navigational and situational products and services to the Mariner.

Working across teams within your allocated functional "Group", you will undertake a comprehensive training and development programme, where you will be directly involved in the delivery of services or products for customers whose safety at sea relies on the accuracy and timeliness of the information the UK Hydrographic Office provides. Within these roles, and as you progress, you will develop a number of these analytical and geospatial skills:

• Geospatial data analysis and manipulation

• Geospatial data management

• Geospatial data standards and quality

• Cartography and interactive mapping

• Geospatial tools, software and systems

Confirmation of substantive promotion to the B3/EO grade will be evidence based and subject to approval by a review panel. For new entrants it is anticipated that this will be undertaken over a 2 year period, with Temporary Promotion to the B3/EO grade likely after 12 to 18 months, once confirmed as fully competent in at least 2 areas at the A1/AO level.

What we are looking for

If you have a real interest in building geospatial skills and experience within an organisation that is responsible for providing all users of marine/hydrographic information with the data, products and services they need to make effective decisions, then this could be the right opportunity for you.

If you are a supportive team player, who has great attention to detail and the ability to work at pace to meet the needs of our customers worldwide, then we would love to hear from you.

And in return?

You will gain experience of working in a modern, flexible and supportive working environment with great benefits, alongside colleagues who are passionate about what we deliver for our customers.

We will actively empower you to develop yourself and provide flexible working practices for a healthy work/life balance. You will also benefit from a brand-new award-winning office, with use of our on-site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen.

For a full job description, including the competencies you will be assessed on in your application, please click the apply button.

Please note successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Closing date: 10 May 2020.

Selection for appointment to the Civil Service is on merit, on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles.

Reference: 882545127

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