Vacancy: Biodiversity Data Assistant

Do you love working with geospatial data? Want to play an important role in using technology and wrangling data to help our communities use what we know about the natural environment more effectively?

We are looking for a Biodiversity Data Assistant!

In your role as Biodiversity Data Assistant you will collect, validate and manage our species, sites and habitats data. Much of this is geospatial and you and the TVERC team will use it to provide services to our customers to help their decision making. You will maintain excellent data standards alongside maintaining and developing tools and processes to ensure high levels of data quality and consistency throughout the data lifecycle including acquisition, storage, analysis and presentation.

Supporting and working closely with the Biodiversity Data Managers, much of the role is about making sure the day to day processes work efficiently and reliably and deliver accurate and timely insights to our clients. Some of your time will also be spent on internal and customer projects. We are keen to seek and implement improvements to our data platform and services, and this role will support in taking this forward. We are always looking to extend the types and volumes of data we can hold and use, and you will assist in helping make our systems support these.

We are a small team and work with a range of volunteers. You will need to work well with them providing some support and assistance in making full use of our systems and data. Many of the projects we work on with our customers use the data in new and innovative ways, this role will help the team extend our possibilities.

You love working with data.  a confident user of Geographic Information Systems and must have experience using and managing ecological and geospatial data. Your great IT skills will extend to be a confident user of both SQL and R. You understand the importance of the quality and accuracy of data and insights, enjoy taking action to ensure these are assured in your work.

You must enjoy collaborating as part of a small team but be confident to work independently. Comfortable taking ownership of problems and being resourceful and creative in resolving them. As the quality of our data and services are critical you will have very good attention to detail, be conscientious, methodical and accurate in your approach.

You may well spend some of your spare time involved with wildlife or recording groups and understand the ecological and planning contexts of our services.  

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Steve Wilkes (Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre Director) on

For the full job description and in order to apply click here.

Initial interviews will be with a panel from TVERC, held by video conference and are expected to last for approximately one hour, 1st March 2021. If you experience any difficulties whilst completing the application form, please contact the Recruitment Team at 


Posted: February 1, 2021