Geographic Information Systems Analyst - PSC/R11a

Grade J | £32,356 pa | Location Leeds | Permanent | Full time (up to 37 hours pw) | Applications for part time / job share will be considered | Closing date: 09 October 2022 |

Geographic Information Systems Analyst

Grade J | £32,356 pa |
Location Leeds

  • Do you want to work for an organisation that values you as an individual?
  • An organisation that will support your professional development?
  • What about an organisation that has Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of everything that it does?
  • How about an organisation that does all these things and more?
  • Yes? Then look no further than the West Yorkshire Combined Authority! Listen to what our staff say on our 'Life at West Yorkshire Combined Authority' webpage.

We currently have a vacancy for a GIS Analyst to join our Research and Intelligence team.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Mayoral Combined Authority. We have a wide variety of exciting projects that we are working on which will help shape the West Yorkshire region.

The £830 million City Regional Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) is aimed at providing an integrated and inclusive transport network and was made possible thanks to the West Yorkshire Mayoral devolution deal. This work will build on the significant investment already being made in making it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport around West Yorkshire.  Find out more information about the programme.

The Role

Reporting into the Spatial Intelligence Team Leader, the key responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Undertake digitising, map production, as well as a wide range of spatial analysis activity to generate evidence to help shape policies, projects and services.
  • Provide spatial analysis support for the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement in collaboration with colleagues, Local Authority Partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Help develop and manage map-based data assets held in GIS to ensure they are accessible, fit for purpose and up to date.
  • To build automated processes using spatial Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) tools to harness, synthesise, analyse internal and external data sets.
  • Develop, deploy and maintain web-based mapping applications built using the full suite of products within the Esri Ecosystem (the ArcGIS Enterprise stack) making self-service, interactive map-based content available to a range of internal and external audiences.
  • Use advanced analytical techniques and tools (software products and platforms) to interrogate and analyse big data sets (for example spatio-temporal transport trend analysis), draw inferences and present insights as reports and visualisations.
  • Present technical insights to a variety of stakeholders (senior management, politicians and external bodies) in settings such as meetings and project boards, inviting discussion and feedback.

Review the Role profile provided for more information about the responsibilities.

About you

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education and experience:

  • Degree level qualification in GIS, Geography or a related qualification with substantial spatial analysis component or has significant acquired professional knowledge of mapping and spatial analysis.
  • Advanced applied understanding and experience of spatial data management and analytical techniques, including methodologies, best-practice and spatial data standards (e.g. Open Geospatial Consortium spatial standards).
  • Knowledge and experience of interpreting a wide range of national official local area statistics covering demographics, transport, the economy and housing and associated statistical geographies.
  • A firm understanding of the benefits of data automation using Extract-Transform-Load (ETL), ideally with experience of using Feature Manipulation Engine (FME).
  • Experience of developing interactive, self-service content e.g., map-based applications, story maps and dashboards.

Our offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 days Annual Leave (increasing upon years of service) plus bank holidays
  • Generous Employer-Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Free Travel on rail and buses across West Yorkshire with the M-Card (Zones 1-5)
  • Flexible Working Practices with Health & Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

We have also recently undergone a major office refurbishment and have bright, airy, modern office space, with all latest technology, and just a 2-minute walk from Leeds Train Station. We also have agile working options too if you would rather work from home, or another suitable location, as well as a generous flexi-time scheme.

Have a look at our Employee Benefits webpage to find out more.

To apply

If this sounds like your next role, please upload your anonymised CV, and complete the application form on our application website telling us why you would be a great fit for our role.

Please apply by 11:55pm on Sunday 09 October 2022. 

Further Information

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better outcomes. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, neuro-divergence, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity. or other personal circumstances. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability and/or who are neuro-divergent. To find out more about inclusivity at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority please visit our dedicated webpage.

Whilst agile working is an option for most staff, there is an expectation that employees are able to attend the office in central Leeds as and when required.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone, video or face to face. If you have any difficulty with the type of interview you are invited to, please inform the recruiting manager at your earliest convenience to enable them to consider an alternative solution.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful. We do however thank you for your application and encourage you to continue looking for roles on our Careers with Us website page.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

Terms and conditions

Applicants are advised that the Combined Authority is currently in consultation with employees and Trade Unions to review the Terms and Conditions of Employment and Staff Benefits.

The detail of the proposals for change, will be discussed with the successful candidate at the point of offer.