Vacancy details

GIS Officer

Reference W124/22
Location Wakefield District – Hybrid working
Office base is Merefield House, Castleford
Salary £26,151 - £28,776
Hours Up to 37 hours
Closing Date 15 August 2022
Contact Jessica Rieck, GIS Analyst at jrieck@wdh.co.uk
Notes Happy to talk flexible working, including options for hybrid working, reduced hours, compressed hours or other flexible working patterns;

What you’ll be doing:

In this role you will provide mapping services to colleagues, partners and project managers and advise where GIS methods can solve problems and offer opportunities within the business.

You will be responsible for updating key spatial datasets and databases, as well as maintaining desktop and web mapping workspaces to ensure they are to date and fit for purpose.

You will support the GIS Analyst in the post implementation of new cloud hosted GIS systems and provide training and support to end users of WDH’s web map service.

You will be part of the Business Intelligence (BI) team and will collaborate with the wider BI team to provide analysis to the organisation and help integrate GIS functionality into BI tools.

What we’re looking for:

  • a qualification at level 4 of the Regulated Qualifications Framework, such as a HNC, Award, Certificate or Diploma at Level 4 or equivalent in GIS or a related discipline;
  • experience of using GIS software to create maps, extract information and solve problems in a commercial or academic context;
  • knowledge of spatial data structures and format;
  • experience of working with OS Open Data and other open data sources;
  • experience of using spreadsheets, preferably with experience of using pivot tables and other data manipulation techniques, to analyse data in a commercial or academic context;
  • knowledge of a broader range of GIS and related skills/technologies such as web mapping applications and programming languages is an advantage;
  • self-motivated individual with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate clear and concise information to a non-expert audience;
  • interest in or experience of the social housing sector;
  • able to work from our head office Merefield House and/or remotely (all equipment provided).

This is an opportunity to join a high performing organisation with opportunities for experience of GIS mapping in the social housing sector.

For more details on what we’re looking for in this role, download the job description.

For more information or an informal chat about the position please contact Jessica Rieck, GIS Analyst at jrieck@wdh.co.uk.

WDH is accredited by Investors in People, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 25 days holiday (rising to 30 over 5 years service) + statutory bank holidays;
  • a very attractive pension scheme (15.7% employer contribution);
  • happy to talk flexible working, including options for hybrid working, reduced hours, compressed hours or other flexible working patterns;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • 1 day to take part in our Volunteering Scheme; and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

You can contact our Recruitment Team by email at recruitment@wdh.co.uk.

Please note: we do not accept CVs.