Scottish Government

Geospatial Data Analyst (Digital Connectivity) (IR...

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£31,266 - £35,813


Higher Executive Officer

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Glasgow, Scotland, G2 8LU

About the job


Scottish Ministers have consistently emphasised the importance of digital infrastructure as a key priority in supporting Scotland’s economy. The Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the fundamental importance of Digital Connectivity, and continued delivery of improved Digital Connectivity in Scotland is at the forefront of Scottish Government’s recently updated Digital Strategy.

Scottish Government’s Digital Connectivity Division manages a portfolio of high profile programmes delivering increased capacity and coverage in fixed broadband and mobile connectivity, as well as managing a strategic agenda in relation to core digital infrastructure, green datacentres and international connectivity.

The ability to efficiently collect, manage, analyse and share high volumes of complex project data is fundamental to the effective delivery of digital infrastructure programmes. This function is delivered centrally across all SG digital infrastructure programmes by the Digital Connectivity Information Management (DCIM) unit. DCIM forms a key functional pillar within SG Digital Connectivity Division, working closely alongside Policy and Programme Delivery.

As part of DCIM you will develop an understanding of the current and future digital infrastructure landscape across Scotland. Working collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to form a picture of connectivity in Scotland you will use data from a range of commercial broadband suppliers to identify gaps and opportunities, report on delivery progress, and deliver valuable evidence-based insight and understanding of the continually changing picture of digital infrastructure across the nation.

What do we do for you
We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance. We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent.
Our reward scheme includes:
  • Pay progression starting at £31,266 up to £35,813, plus a DDaT allowance of £4,000 after 9 months
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • 36.5 days annual leave (including public and privilege holidays) (increasing to 41.5 after 4 years)
  • Weekly Hours: 37 Hours
  • Flexible working arrangements with potential of up to 4 days off a month
  • Professional – Member of Digital Data and Technology Profession

Job description

  • Manage and maintain data underpinning spatial databases and web mapping systems in both server and cloud-based environments.
  • Undertake regular data transformation, geo-statistical and spatial data analysis in relation to large (national scale) programme-related and reference datasets ensuring adherence to data quality, accessibility (web services and API’s) and metadata standards.
  • Undertake mapping and visualisation of geospatial and management data.
  • Advise non-technical internal & external operational staff working in Digital Infrastructure programmes on data and GIS related issues.
  • Assist in the development and support of information collection and dissemination in relation to Digital Connectivity Information Management processes.
  • Develop new data sources and methodologies to support programme management and evidence based decision making.
  • Show willingness to contribute with new and innovative ideas, improve efficiencies and develop more effective processes


1. Proven evidence of managing and analysing large and complex reference datasets in a relational database environment (e.g. Postgres/PostGIS)
2. Proven evidence in automation of data processing and analytical tasks using a relevant coding language (e.g. SQL, Python).
3. Proven evidence in undertaking spatial analysis of large and complex datasets using GIS specialist software (e.g. FME, QGIS, ESRI ArcGIS and extensions, etc.) in a high profile project or programme management or environment
4. Excellent communication skills are required, particularly the ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience and produce clear, high quality analytical output in both written, visual/cartographic and verbal format.


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

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