14/09/2018 The Growth Company Manchester M21 7QP

Project Management GIS Officer 30513 30513

  • Sector: business, business admin law, i t telecoms
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: 20.499
  • Level: 4
  • Reference: 30513
Project Management GIS Officer 30513

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About this opportunity

Great Places Housing Group are seeking an apprentice to work closely with multi-functional teams. You, the GIS officer, will deliver a range of spatial analysis, map production and data projects for key internal departments &/or clients.

A normal day would include:
• Assisting the Business Intelligence (BI) & Business Systems(BS) function in running an efficient and effective GIS unit, ensuring the delivery of projects on time and to budget
• Processing and updating key geographical datasets for use in making Great Places own maps, across all relevant services, departments and wider cross functional teams
• Assisting the Business Intelligence team across a variety of data management/visualization projects including data mining, spatial analysis and cartography
• Providing complex GIS data analysis, visualisations and insights for a wide range of internal and external clients
• Working with business systems in the development and maintenance of complex databases and reporting systems
• Leading the coordination and prioritisation of GIS requests in relation to key projects across the business

Great Places Housing Group is a modern, forward-looking profit-for-purpose organisation. Our vision is to create great homes in great communities, which would not be achievable without the great people in Great Places’ workforce.

What you could go on to do:
This graduate position will provide you with the opportunity to complete the required training to become a qualified housing professional. There may be opportunities for successful applicants to progress into a permanent role with the employer as a GIS officer OR an alternative role within the company.

How you will be supported:
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your GIS officer role and reach your full potential in your role. The employer will also provide you with a workplace mentor to support your development within the role as well as lots of additional training and development opportunities and enable you to participate in a range of organisational projects to enhance the skills you develop even further.

What will happen next:
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

What you should have to apply

• Educated to Degree (or equivalent) level in GIS, Geoscience, Spatial Data Management, Data Management (or related discipline/IT/Computer Science/Geography)with GIS modules &/OR substantial practical GIS experience
• Member of relevant Professional Institution (OR working towards CGeog(GIS))
• Qualified to minimum GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent in English and maths
Personal Qualities

• Ability and confidence to work well with people at all levels of the organisation
• Attention to detail and the ability to ensure that the highest standards of quality are always met
• Ability to be ‘inquisitive’, ‘Innovative’ & constantly curious
• Ability to nurture & manage new & existing customer relationships
• An ability to work in uncertainty
• Ability to work accurately and reliably with data
• Ability to work under pressure, on time – especially short-turn around deadlines
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative
• Organisation and ability to time-manage your own work load
• Able to deliver a high standard of customer service
• Professional and value led with integrity, inclusivity and respect for diversity
• Commitment to work in partnership with others for the benefit of Great Places
• Ability to work flexibly and when needed outside normal working hours

• Ability to both create and manipulate spatial data using GIS
• Ability to undertake statistical analysis, including the interpretation of information from a range of sources
• Ability to work productively in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector organisations
• Ability to use full range of Microsoft Office i.e. Microsoft Excel / Access to advanced level
• Ability to manipulate the key UK geographic and social datasets and apply them to inform decision making
• Familiarity with common GIS software (ESRI/CADCorp etc.)
• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, particularly when addressing non-GIS audiences
• Knowledge of database management (SQL, PostgreSQL)
• Ability to use open source Web-mapping software
• Good written and verbal communication
• Effective liaison with staff/other stakeholders to give information/find information & resolve problems
• The ability to develop and project a positive image of Great Places through personal, written and oral skills

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