Spatial Intelligence (GIS) Analyst

Homes England
Coventry, West Midlands
08 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for:

Are you looking to expand your GIS skills and knowledge whilst helping Homes England deliver the homes the country needs? The Places and Geospatial Intelligence department has an opportunity for a bright and enthusiastic geospatial analyst to join the department. Whether you are a recent graduate or have a couple of years industry experience and are looking for you next geospatial challenge, working within the department will provide opportunity to experience GIS in the public sector and allow you to improve your geospatial and analytical skills.

We are looking to recruit an analyst who is keen to learn the processes within the housing sector and use their geospatial knowledge to support Homes England decision making, but is also not afraid to try new ideas and embrace new technology.

The role will involve some traditional geospatial tasks, such as basic geoprocessing, ensuring accuracy of data (including metadata) and production of cartographic and visual outputs, so a keen eye for detail and ability to produce to a set output specification is essential. It is likely that the role will develop to assist in the management and publication of geospatial data, aiding analysis across the organisation. This is an interesting time to be joining the department because as the organisation expands and new GIS technologies and ways of working come online more opportunities are being identified of where location based intelligence can help Homes England achieve its’ strategic goals. We are looking for a geospatial analyst who is ready for a challenge and to take up these opportunities joining us in playing our part in tackling the housing crisis. 

Our successful candidate will:

This is an operational role where you will be drawing on both internal and external data sources, maintaining core intelligence data sets, and developing reports and cartographic outputs to help support decision making across Homes England and the wider sector.  Although you will be working within the Place and Geospatial Intelligence department, you will be expected to liaise and work alongside colleagues in other business teams to understand demand and translate their requirements into geospatial and/or analytical solutions.

The Place and Geospatial Intelligence department has the remit to develop intelligence led analytical capabilities and develop new place based insight and intelligence to identify new opportunities to support Homes England strategic goals. The department is also accountable for location based intelligence across the agency, enabling it to be used in the widest possible analytics and applications. It is expected that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to support key projects in those areas to assist the department in championing, influencing and driving the use and provision of intelligence, analytics, and geospatial across not only Homes England but also the wider housing sector.

The skills we would like are:


Experience of working with GIS, either through professional education or work experience within the geospatial profession, and ideally using ArcGIS Pro

Experience of working within database environments (eg Postgres or similar) to store and retrieve data and a good understanding of SQL

Ability to produce cartographic/visualisation output (ideally both 2D and 3D) to a high standard and/or given specification.


Experience of working with a wide range of spatial data sets

Experience of Python, R or SAS to improve workflows or carry out geospatial calculations and an awareness of data science techniques

Experience of ESRI enterprise and portal and ArcGIS Online

Experience of data manipulation software and processes such as FME

Understanding of the importance of Metadata and experience of using it.

Experience of using PostGIS functionality

Please note interviews will be scheduled to take place in early September in Coventry.