Company Info
English Heritage

Nationwide, United Kingdom

Phone: 01525863882
Web Site: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

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Plant Records Manager, English Heritage (Fixed Term)


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Job ID:

92

Location:

Nationwide, United Kingdom 

Category:

GIS, GIS Analyst, GIS Consultant, GIS Developer, GIS Project Manager

Salary:

£28,700.00 per year
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Job Views:

5713

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

10.15.2015
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Job Description:

The Gardens and Landscape Team, part of the Curatorial Department and is responsible for the curation and supporting the care and management of gardens, designed landscapes and the setting of monuments in the care of English Heritage. This is realised by the undertaking and commissioning of research, developing and advising on gardens and landscape policy, management and practice, and supporting operational teams by providing support, guidance, advice and training.
 
The Plant Records Manager will lead and manage the operation and use of the plant records database and mapping systems, with particular reference to data integrity, in-house training and software support, accurate recording and curation of plant collections (including tree health and safety data), and the wide use of plant records information within English Heritage and for the public.
 
The post will work closely with colleagues across English Heritage and Historic England to lead and champion the effective use and recording of plant records, and manage the effective team working between the various groups, including IT and GIS teams, Head Gardeners and garden teams including volunteers, Regional Landscape Managers, Curators, Historians and Interpretation Managers.
 
The plant records database and mapping systems currently uses IrisBG to manage a comprehensive set of botanical collection data, including plant history and related information such as taxa with synonyms, authors, images, collectors, contacts, etc.  It utilises a mapping module and connects with Esri ArcGIS / ArcGIS Server WMS services to record and display the location of garden areas and the plants within them.  Previously Demeter was used for plant recording.
 
The post will involve travelling throughout England to support the compilation and curation of plant records and provide support and advice to regional staff.
 
Main duties and responsibilities:
 
  1. Lead the development and champion the use of the plant records system to ensure all plant records and tree health and safety data are curated to recognised standards.
  2. Commission or otherwise facilitate and manage relevant plant recording surveys, research, verifications, and documentation, using external contractors, English Heritage staff, and volunteers; identifying research needs and gaps and designing and commissioning programmes of new research.
  3. Edit existing data and input new data as required, including stock checking and mapping.
  4. Ensure data integrity and consistency by carrying out regular checks and developing more as required
  5. Undertake data cleaning and preparation of records for on-line public access (including producing reports, liaising with Head Gardeners, updating records).
  6. Provide training and develop effective site team working, for new and existing users within English Heritage, including staff, volunteers, and trainees.
  7. Prepare and maintain documentation in the most appropriate format covering uses of IrisBG such as data input and retrieval; maintain a procedures manual for the maintenance and administration of the plant records system
  8. Provide first line support to users and direct the escalation of issues to IT or GIS teams where appropriate
  9. Primary contact point with Botanical Software Ltd to resolve specific user issues, raise additional user requirements, and carry out the deployment and testing of software updates.  Liaise with the GIS team to be a secondary point of contact with the Esri’s HE/EH Account Manager
  10. Liaise with users to develop effective team working, to understand their needs and facilitating their use of IrisBG and plant records; provide help with carrying out analysis of the stored data and generating reports and statistics
  11. Act as an advocate for plant recording, maintaining contact with all users and keep them informed of developments with plant records and IrisBG, and leading the promotion of plant records to support effective team working and teambuilding; to work towards reflecting a greater amount of plant information within interpretation, guidebooks and online.
  12. As a manager, ensure our legal obligations (particularly with regard to tree health and safety) and the expectations set out in our policies are met, including health & safety, equality & diversity, finance, procurement, information security and managing people.
  13. Undertaking other work of a similar nature as required from time to time by the Head of Gardens and Landscape.
This is an outline description of the duties and responsibilities involved in the job. It is not exhaustive and may be revised from time to time.

Interviews will be held on 9th December.

Closing date: 15/11/2015 23:59:59


 

Job Requirements:

EssentialDesirable
Training, experience & qualifications 
  • A good first degree in a relevant subject with a sound knowledge and broad understanding of horticulture / botany
  • Experience of using and managing enterprise level botanical database software within a garden or scientific institution
  • Experience of using GIS software in a business environment
  • Experience of using Excel
  • Experience of first line support and user training
  • Proven leadership and communication skills, to a range of audiences and levels
  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • Broad experience of plant nomenclature
  • Experience of using IrisBG
  • Experience of using ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop products
  • Experience of good quality map production using GIS packages
  • Working knowledge of Ordnance Survey digital products.
  • Experience of problem solving including investigation, providing solutions and implementation
  • Editorial experience with plant information
Knowledge & skills 
  • Knowledge of scientific plant names
  • Knowledge of spatial data management and an understanding of the role of the geodatabase
  • Very good general IT skills, with a proven ability to learn new applications and a logical approach to problem solving
  • Effective team working and teambuilding
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • An understanding of Health and Safety issues
Behaviours 
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to work alone
  • Willingness to travel and stay overnight
 
 
 
English Heritage is committed to providing equality of opportunity. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.

Please go to http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/our-people/jobs/job-search/job/?ref=7833 to apply for this role.


Company Info

English Heritage
Nationwide, United Kingdom
Phone: 01525863882
Web Site: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Plant Records Manager, English Heritage (Fixed Term)

col-narrow-left   

Job ID:

92

Location:

Nationwide, United Kingdom 

Category:

GIS, GIS Analyst, GIS Consultant, GIS Developer, GIS Project Manager

Salary:

£28,700.00 per year
col-narrow-right   

Job Views:

5713

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

10.15.2015
col-wide   

Job Description:

The Gardens and Landscape Team, part of the Curatorial Department and is responsible for the curation and supporting the care and management of gardens, designed landscapes and the setting of monuments in the care of English Heritage. This is realised by the undertaking and commissioning of research, developing and advising on gardens and landscape policy, management and practice, and supporting operational teams by providing support, guidance, advice and training.
 
The Plant Records Manager will lead and manage the operation and use of the plant records database and mapping systems, with particular reference to data integrity, in-house training and software support, accurate recording and curation of plant collections (including tree health and safety data), and the wide use of plant records information within English Heritage and for the public.
 
The post will work closely with colleagues across English Heritage and Historic England to lead and champion the effective use and recording of plant records, and manage the effective team working between the various groups, including IT and GIS teams, Head Gardeners and garden teams including volunteers, Regional Landscape Managers, Curators, Historians and Interpretation Managers.
 
The plant records database and mapping systems currently uses IrisBG to manage a comprehensive set of botanical collection data, including plant history and related information such as taxa with synonyms, authors, images, collectors, contacts, etc.  It utilises a mapping module and connects with Esri ArcGIS / ArcGIS Server WMS services to record and display the location of garden areas and the plants within them.  Previously Demeter was used for plant recording.
 
The post will involve travelling throughout England to support the compilation and curation of plant records and provide support and advice to regional staff.
 
Main duties and responsibilities:
 
  1. Lead the development and champion the use of the plant records system to ensure all plant records and tree health and safety data are curated to recognised standards.
  2. Commission or otherwise facilitate and manage relevant plant recording surveys, research, verifications, and documentation, using external contractors, English Heritage staff, and volunteers; identifying research needs and gaps and designing and commissioning programmes of new research.
  3. Edit existing data and input new data as required, including stock checking and mapping.
  4. Ensure data integrity and consistency by carrying out regular checks and developing more as required
  5. Undertake data cleaning and preparation of records for on-line public access (including producing reports, liaising with Head Gardeners, updating records).
  6. Provide training and develop effective site team working, for new and existing users within English Heritage, including staff, volunteers, and trainees.
  7. Prepare and maintain documentation in the most appropriate format covering uses of IrisBG such as data input and retrieval; maintain a procedures manual for the maintenance and administration of the plant records system
  8. Provide first line support to users and direct the escalation of issues to IT or GIS teams where appropriate
  9. Primary contact point with Botanical Software Ltd to resolve specific user issues, raise additional user requirements, and carry out the deployment and testing of software updates.  Liaise with the GIS team to be a secondary point of contact with the Esri’s HE/EH Account Manager
  10. Liaise with users to develop effective team working, to understand their needs and facilitating their use of IrisBG and plant records; provide help with carrying out analysis of the stored data and generating reports and statistics
  11. Act as an advocate for plant recording, maintaining contact with all users and keep them informed of developments with plant records and IrisBG, and leading the promotion of plant records to support effective team working and teambuilding; to work towards reflecting a greater amount of plant information within interpretation, guidebooks and online.
  12. As a manager, ensure our legal obligations (particularly with regard to tree health and safety) and the expectations set out in our policies are met, including health & safety, equality & diversity, finance, procurement, information security and managing people.
  13. Undertaking other work of a similar nature as required from time to time by the Head of Gardens and Landscape.
This is an outline description of the duties and responsibilities involved in the job. It is not exhaustive and may be revised from time to time.

Interviews will be held on 9th December.

Closing date: 15/11/2015 23:59:59


 

Job Requirements:

EssentialDesirable
Training, experience & qualifications 
  • A good first degree in a relevant subject with a sound knowledge and broad understanding of horticulture / botany
  • Experience of using and managing enterprise level botanical database software within a garden or scientific institution
  • Experience of using GIS software in a business environment
  • Experience of using Excel
  • Experience of first line support and user training
  • Proven leadership and communication skills, to a range of audiences and levels
  • A post graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • Broad experience of plant nomenclature
  • Experience of using IrisBG
  • Experience of using ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop products
  • Experience of good quality map production using GIS packages
  • Working knowledge of Ordnance Survey digital products.
  • Experience of problem solving including investigation, providing solutions and implementation
  • Editorial experience with plant information
Knowledge & skills 
  • Knowledge of scientific plant names
  • Knowledge of spatial data management and an understanding of the role of the geodatabase
  • Very good general IT skills, with a proven ability to learn new applications and a logical approach to problem solving
  • Effective team working and teambuilding
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • An understanding of Health and Safety issues
Behaviours 
  • Ability to work with others
  • Ability to work alone
  • Willingness to travel and stay overnight
 
 
 
English Heritage is committed to providing equality of opportunity. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you.

Please go to http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/about-us/our-people/jobs/job-search/job/?ref=7833 to apply for this role.