Working for ERCCIS

Recording by Niki Clear
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Working for ERCCIS: Data Officer Role

Salary: £24,000 pa

Closing date: Sunday 9th September 2018

Location: HQ, Allet, Truro, TR4 9DJ

The Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS) is looking to recruit a Data Officer on a fixed term contract to 30th September 2019. The Officer is responsible for the collation and management of large datasets owned and managed by ERCCIS.

Using their database management skillset the post holder will work to manage species data and undertake validation and verification on terrestrial and marine datasets according to nationally approved criteria. In the longer term the post holder will work with the wider team to develop ERCCIS databases (either via MS SQLServer & PostGresSQL). The Officer will assist in the management of internal and external GI datasets (ArcMap & ArcServer) and with training will disseminate ERCCIS owned GI datasets to SLA deadlines and standards. The Officer will work within the wider Cornwall Wildlife Trust (CWT) organisation to ensure efficient and effective management, appropriate usage and dissemination of ERCCIS managed datasets.

The Officer will co-ordinate ERCCIS volunteers to undertake species data management and work with the ERCCIS Data Manager to support volunteer development. The Officer will work with the ERCCIS Wildlife Information Service (WIS) team to support the wider recording community in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. The Officer will actively encourage recording effort in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly including promotion and support of Online Recording Kernow and Scilly (ORKS).

Full time Contract until 30 September 2019 - 37.5hours per week  

Application deadline midnight on Sunday 9th September 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 26th September 2018

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Volunteers are a vital, everyday element to the operations of ERCCIS and we have an amazing team of volunteers. ERCCIS understands the reasons why people volunteer are many and varied and would like to involve people in a way that will make it a mutually rewarding and enjoyable experience. Volunteering for ERCCIS is an excellent way to make contacts with those involved in nature conservation and build key skills to develop your career.

The work at ERCCIS is varied, so no matter what your skill base we are interested to hear from you. Some of the work ERCCIS volunteers do includes: processing wildlife records for the ERCCIS database; assisting the Wildlife Information Service; helping to manage the ERCCIS website and social media sites; validating species records; various GIS projects; helping to write species and habitat guides and many other potential tasks! 

If your interested in volunteering with us and would like more information, please Contact Us

Current Opportunities

We currently dont have any positions for volunteering - however, keep an eye on this page for any future opportunities. 

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Other volunteer opportunities in Cornwall

Cornwall Environmental Growth was launched in 2017, and has a fantastic tool kit where anyone can find out what they can do to improve nature and the environment in your area. They have a conprehensive list of all the conservation organisations and groups in the county where volunteers can get involved. 

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