Data and Information Technical Specialist, Data and Systems (GIS) role 2 - 9633

South West, National
Horizon House
Staff Grade 5
Full Time
Information Technology
We’re looking for a Technical Specialist to join our Data and Systems department. You will help us meet an ever increasing demand on our data and the associated services. Our aim is to manage our data and platforms in a consistent way ensuring all staff can easily use high quality data and information that will support insight-driven decision making, our environmental outcomes and our reputation.

Working as part of a dynamic professional team this new role will support our growing use of ESRI technologies, particularly ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and ArcGIS Enterprise.

You will communicate our vision for these technologies, fostering relationships with the user community working across multiple business teams. You will establish governance, develop common ways of working through operational instructions and guidance, share best practice to enable growth in the use of these technologies. You will provide authoritative advice, develop technical assurance quality criteria, service reporting and manage and mitigate risks, escalating when necessary. You will ensure the wider National GIS team are able to provide customer support and day to day administration. Once established you will work with users to understand their needs and support the development of proof of concepts, showcasing the use of these technologies
This post is in the National GIS team, within Data & Systems as part of the Flood and Coastal Risk Management Directorate. This team provides leadership and cross-cutting support to all Environment Agency users of spatial data and information. It is a centre of excellence for spatial data management and the application of GIS technologies. They run GIS services to support the business outcomes and help set the corporate direction for Geographic Information.
We’re seeking an individual with excellent data and information management skills with experience in the ESRI suite of products, including AGOL, Enterprise, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS desktop alongside standard Microsoft packages.

You will have proven experience in developing business processes. Embedding them across the wider business, supporting consistent ways of working and championing best practice. A working knowledge of user needs analysis, service management approaches and agile development methods would be advantageous

You will be able to work effectively as a part of a bigger team and have excellent communication and influencing skills to help your engagement with both technical and non-technical audiences.

We are seeking someone who can demonstrate these capabilities:

- Engages Others
- Achieves results
- Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
- Data Management and a Knowledge of relevant software and technologies
- Influence and Persuades Others
- Communicates effectively.
Closing Date: 13th January 2019 at 23:55

The Data and Systems department is based in Horizon House in Bristol, so some travel to other Environment Agency Office across England will be required to help build your networks, engage with other teams and support project delivery.

For further details please contact Susie MacLeay 07770596762 or Pete Law mobile number

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

Diversity: it’s in our nature.

13/01/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Achieves Results
Sets and delivers high work standards, demonstrates the drive to meet targets. Prioritises and organises tasks and resources to ensure timely achievement of results.
Data and Information Management
Collects, analyses, interprets, records, manages, develops and shares data, material or information appropriately for a variety of purposes.
Focuses on Efficiency, Innovation and Quality
Identifies and seizes the opportunity to create, introduce and implement new or improved methods and processes without compromising quality or accuracy.
Engages others
Plans, carries out and evaluates effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders following the ‘Working with others’ approach
Influences and Persuades Others
Presenting a case in a convincing and attractive way that will win people over, encouraging them to follow plans willingly; often succeeding where logic and reason alone would fail.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit for more information.

This Vacancy is closed to applications.