GIS Support Team Manager
Dumfries / Inverness / Edinburgh
£33,139 - £36,060, plus benefits
Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and its main task is to manage the National Forest Estate. FES will become Forestry and Land Scotland as part of the Scottish Government as of April 2019.
This post is part of the FES Head Office (FESHO) Planning & Environment team, which provides strategic direction, support and guidance to the 5 Forest Regions in Scotland in delivering agreed corporate targets, maintaining UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS) certification and contributing to smooth and efficient running of FES business. The work of the team aims to help ensure FES effectively and efficiently manages the National Forest Estate to meet ministerial objectives as expressed in the National Strategic Directions.
The FESHO Planning & Environment team consists of 25 members spread across Scotland but primarily located in Dumfries, Inverness or Silvan House, Edinburgh. The team contains a wide range of expertise including an Archaeologist, Ecologists, Landscape Architects, a Surveys & Soils Co-ordinator, a Tree Health & Bio-Security Co-ordinator and a Planning & Geographic Information System (GIS) Support Team.
The GIS Support Team Manager will lead the group of staff responsible for supporting FES staff with GIS use, live GIS business system, data management and analysis.
You will be responsible for leading the FES 'live' GIS support service for user ensuring that a high quality and responsive service is provided to users of GIS. You will work alongside the GIS Development Manager to plan migration of tools in 'development' into the new Forester Web based platform and work with the Geospatial Data Structures Project Manager to support, shape and manage the transition to ArcGIS Enterprise Infrastructure within Forestry and Land Scotland. Additionally, you will lead the team's Data Analysis Services & Spatial Data Management work for other Planning & Environment colleagues and other FESHO teams. This work is typically to inform FES strategy and policy development, operational matters, corporate reporting, freedom of information requests and parliamentary questions, etc.
The key responsibilities for the role will include:
Customer Liaison & Support
Data Management & Analysis
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