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A Business Specialist – Project Delivery role, in the GIS and Data Services team at Forest Research (FR). To provide business analysis, project management and financial analysis to support project delivery.

The GIS and Data Services team sit within the Centre for Inventory Forecasting & Operational Support (IFOS), an expert, customer focused provider of forestry information, software, and service. The team manage and deliver an integrated spatial platform for forest and land management comprising ‘Forester’ web-based applications and ‘Geostore’ containing detailed GB-wide spatial data. Esri Enterprise, ArcGIS Online and open-source technology are used to deliver services from the platform to 1600 users within the forestry and land management sector. Increasingly, mobile and remote sensing technologies, coupled with data science, are being used to produce derived data and information products for our customers. We also support a growing demand from our internal and external customers for focussed GIS solutions to meet specific needs.

The successful applicant will provide business analysis, project management and financial analysis to support project delivery. Specialising in understanding geospatial requirements within the Forestry sector you will help define programmes of work and provide project and financial management to ensure successful delivery. Reporting to the Project Delivery Lead, you will work across the wider team with significant stakeholder engagement.

This Business Specialist – Project Delivery role can be based in Alice Holt Research Station, Farnham GU10 4LH or in Northern Research Station, Roslin, Midlothian, EH25 9SY. Blended working gives you the option to work some of the week from home, and some from the workplace. You will be asked to express a location preference during the application process. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas. See further details about our locations via this link.

Want to work at the cutting edge of environmental science?  Passionate about making a difference and playing your part in tackling the climate and nature crisis?  Forest Research is all about giving top quality evidence and advice to policymakers and practitioners to make a positive impact on the ground. Internationally recognised, we need people who have the skills and passion to work on excellent science and provide practical solutions for nature.

We’re small enough that your voice is heard, yet large enough, as part of the Forestry Commission, that we have everything on hand to get the job done, as well as a variety of career pathways.  Our staff are dedicated to their work and sharing it with others to bring positive change for our planet.  And you will find us a flexible and inclusive employer, so you can have a work life balance that is tailor-made to your circumstances. So whether it’s climate or carbon, pests or pathogens, behaviour or biodiversity that interests you, you can be assured of a warm welcome to the team. To find out further information, visit

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