Geospatial Analyst - Flexible Working Available

Taunton, Somerset
£25,324 plus excellent benefits
07 Oct 2019
22 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Do you have a passion for geospatial data, problem solving and analysis and want to be part of a world leading organisation offering excellent career development potential? If so, this is the opportunity for you.

About UKHO

The UK Hydrographic Office is a leading centre for hydrography, providing marine geospatial data to inform maritime decisions. We work with a wide range of data suppliers and partners to support maritime navigation, safety, security and marine development around the UK and worldwide.

This role sits within the Marine Geospatial Data Management Team (MGDMT, which has evolved in response to the growing customer appetite for marine data services and data sets. The team offers a dynamic environment, where geospatial analysts apply their GIS and analytical skills, often with an element of discovery and innovation, to respond directly to customer needs.

The role

As a Geospatial Analyst, your role will vary depending on business needs but will likely involve:

  • Interpreting, analysing and manipulating geospatial data to maintain and improve data quality whilst adhering to good data management principles and data governance guidelines.
  • Supporting strategies to exploit new data and populate data gaps based on Customer division user research and priorities.
  • Delivering briefings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively coaching and mentoring less experienced staff including apprentices.
  • Supporting continual improvement activity including process improvement, change charters etc.

Your profile

You will have practical, recent experience in manipulating geospatial data within GIS software packages, but how you work is just as important in this role.  If you enjoy problem solving and applying your knowledge and analytical skills to finding alternative and often novel methods for sourcing, manipulating, managing and presenting data sets then this is an ideal role for you.  You will thrive on working as part of a supportive team sharing a common goal and get job satisfaction from delivering quality, fit for purpose outcomes to meet customer needs.

In return

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 free use of our on site gym, free parking and subsidised canteen.

For a full job description, including the assessment criteria, please click the apply button to be taken to our website.

In your application you will need to provide your CV along with a written personal statement demonstrating how you meet the short list criteria:




  • Experience of using GIS software to manipulate datasets



  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Working Together
  • Developing Self and Others

Closing date: 23:55 on 22nd October 2019.

UKHO embraces diversity and promotes inclusion and equality of opportunity. We are a Disability Confident employer, which includes offering a guaranteed interview to candidates with disabilities, providing they meet the minimum selection criteria.

By ‘minimum selection criteria’ we mean that the evidence you provide in your application must demonstrate that you meet the minimum pass mark, set by the short-list panel, for each criteria listed in the ‘short-list’ section, above. The short-list panel will not be made aware of any disability you may choose to declare; this information will be processed solely by HR, in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

If you are a disabled candidate, please ensure you complete the Equality and Diversity form or inform our HR department, at, if you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident guaranteed interview scheme.

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.

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