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Salary range: £40,005 to £51,099 per annum
Work location: Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, Westminster, SW1E 6QP
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Temporary up to 12 months
Vetting requirements: Basic DBS Check
Closing date: 17 July 2024
Interview date: Week commencing 22nd July 2024
Contact details for Informal discussion: Stephen Waterman, Head of Data, via email: SWATERMAN@WESTMINSTER.GOV.UK

About Us:


Digital and Innovation in Westminster City Council is a world of extraordinary stories, where creative and enterprising people put local residents and businesses first.

Today, Westminster is the most connected borough in London. But, when David joined us in the mid-2010s, small businesses were still struggling to get connected to fibre. Without gigabit-capable broadband, some companies even resorted to biking memory sticks around the city, simply to share files with clients.

Although still in a junior role, David took the initiative and successfully made the business case for £2.8 million of European funding to support connectivity for small businesses across Westminster. Feedback from businesses has been overwhelmingly positive as the project has enhanced their communications with clients. The new connectivity allows them to make video calls and work remotely. As the pandemic hit and many more people needed to work from home, it became clear just how vital this investment had been.

Fast-forward a few years. Westminster is leading the way for connectivity, as a result of the project businesses are thriving, and David is heading up a service of his own responsible for delivery of the Smart City strategy.

The Role:

As a GIS Officer in our data team, you can make your own powerful contribution to creating value for Westminster’s citizens, businesses and visitors. Using your expertise in geographic data analysis and visualisation, you’ll deliver actionable insights to address all kinds of social, economic and environmental challenges. You’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team including specialists in data science, engineering and architectures who collaborate on cutting-edge solutions to help transform Westminster.  You’ll also work closely with colleagues in other directorates including highways, social care, housing, strategy and finance.

While you’ll have plenty of autonomy and responsibility for the overall design, accuracy and performance of the solutions you deliver, you’ll also have the support of a dynamic and diverse team with strong connections to national and international data communities.  It’s an exceptional opportunity to learn and develop in an area that has growing importance in local government.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You’ll bring skills in geo-spatial data analysis and visualisation, most likely honed in a business or public sector setting.  With hands-on experience of platforms such as ESRI ArcGIS, you’ll be used to applying mathematical and statistical techniques to messy data sets. At the same time, you’ll have the communication skills to share your findings with non-experts and to collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.  Importantly, you’ll be ready to learn, to innovate and to challenge yourself, both individually and as part of team.

What We Offer:

Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster.

Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.

At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit

As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.

The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

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