ICT Geographical Information System (GIS) Officer

Closing date: 15/12/2019

Reference: REQ101997

37 hours / Permanent

27,905 - 29,636 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic ICT GIS (Geographic Information System) officer to join our ICT Project and Application team. The post holder will work mainly from Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth as well as other council sites as needed.

The post will support and develop GIS applications across all service areas and work to ensure Ceredigion County Council makes full use of is GIS assets as part of a wider information management strategy. We are a highly motivated and ambitious team seeking to provide excellent service and ensure Ceredigion County Council meets the highest standards.

The GIS Officer will be expected to carry out 1st line support to users over the phone, via remote tools and in person with users as well as carrying out more complex 2nd line support upgrading, repairing or investigating issues. They will also be expected to upgrade and monitor GIS systems to ensure the smooth running and availability of GIS Data.

Previous experience of GIS systems and supporting users would be essential. A working knowledge of QGIS software and of the PostgreSQL database platform is desirable, however, there is full team backing to support you and training will be provided as needed. 

The successful applicant must be polite, approachable with good logical and creative skills to support and develop systems and processes.  The ability to communicate effectively through the medium of Welsh is desirable. Your own transport is also required to visit remote sites as and when necessary.

For further information and / or an informal discussion regarding the post please contact Peter Evans on 01970 633211.

Job Description and Person Specification


What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Customer Contact

Our service has a range of responsibilities from providing advice and support to the residents of Ceredigion to providing corporate support via our ICT, reception and mailroom teams.  Our service is responsible for the following functions: 

  • Carers Development
  • Civil Registration: Birth, deaths and marriages.
  • Corporate Customer Services: Blue badge; Contact centre; Mailroom and scanning; Receptions.
  • ICT and Information Management: Archives and modern records; ICT support; Infrastructure and security; Project and application support; Reprographics, Technical support, Software development.
  • Library Services
  • Porth y Gymuned
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