QGIS mapping

Where?
Tame Valley Wetlands Scheme Office, Hams Hall, Coleshill

When?
Weekdays

Commitment:
At least 1 day per week

Why We Want You:
The Tame Valley Wetland aims to create a wetland landscape, rich in wildlife and accessible to all, in the vicinity of the river Tame, between Castle Vale and Tamworth.

Map project opportunities and deliverables to create a visual map of work in the scheme area which can be used for presentations etc. in the future.

What’s In It For You:

  • Be part of a small, friendly team of like minded people and be involved with a new and exciting landscape conservation project in its early days.
  • You will gain some valuable work experience while contributing to the success of a high profile Heritage Lottery Funded project. This would add value to any CV!
  • You will be able to improve your mapping skills and stay at the top of your game. QGIS is a valuable tool to map conservation projects and is freely available to download.
  • You will gain employability skills and a valuable insight into the workings of several British conservation bodies and charities, including the RSPB and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust.

The Skills/Talents You’ll Need:
IT skills including GIS skills are a requirement at an intermediate level, not entry level. You will need to know your way around GIS (creating layers, buffers, etc.).

You will also need good organisational skills and an eye for detail.

Notes:
By registering as a TVW volunteer you will be registered as an RSPB, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and/or Staffordshire Wildlife Trust volunteer as necessary.

All the training necessary and background information will be provided and since you’ll be giving up your time, it’s only fair that we offer to reimburse your travel expenses (up to 20 miles round trip).

For more information, contact:
Tracey Doherty, TVW Wetlands Officer, tracey.Doherty@wkwt.org.uk