Careers and Vacancies

Just what do you need in terms of skills to embark on a cartographic career? And, once started on your chosen path, what options are available along the way? Below are links to some sites giving information for budding cartographers. Please note they go directly to the page concerned with the advice rather than the home page of each organisation/service.

British Cartographic Society
A specialist cartographic site, our sister Society in the UK.

National Careers Service
A site specialising in all forms of careers advice, quite a comprehensive section on cartography

the UK’s official graduate careers website.

on-line database of career opportunities for geographers, remote sensing/GIS staff and geoscientists

Current Vacancies

There are currently no vacancies advertised here.

To advertise your vacancy here please contact the Webmaster. Links to other vacancy pages connected with cartography:

JISCmail vacancies page job search site

Past vacancies (now closed for applications)

Cartographer – Freelance role, 2-3 days a week
Winchester, Hampshire, UK
closing date for applications Thursday 28 February 2019

Cartographic Designer, MAPMARKETING
Exeter, Devon, UK
closing date for applications Monday 15 October 2018

GIS Officer, University of London (part time)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR), London, UK
closing date for applications Sunday 28 October 2018

Lead Cartographic Editor, Collins Learning
HarperCollins, Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland
closing date for applications Friday 5th May, 2017

Cartographer/cartographic technician
Harvey Map Services Ltd, Doune, Perthshire
closing date for applications Sunday 12th April 2017

Academic Development Officer in GIS
Coventry University, Coventry
closing date for applications Sunday 12th March 2017

Senior Scanning and Mapping Assistant
Devon and Cornwall Police, Exeter
closing date for applications Friday 2nd December 2016

Ordnance Survey, Southampton
closing date for applications 27 November 2016

Senior Cartographic Editor (maternity cover)
DK Rough Guides, London
closing date for applications 1st August 2016

GIS Officer
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
closing date for applications 26 June, 2016 11:59 pm

Geomatics Specialist
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
closing date for applications 26 June, 2016 11:59 pm

Graphics/Cartographic Technician (Maternity Cover)
Royal Holloway (University of London), Egham
closing date 10.01.16

Steer Davies Gleave, London

closing date 11.01.16

Plant Records Manager
English Heritage, location negotiable
closing date 15.11.15

Head of GIS/Senior GIS Analyst
Verisk Maplecroft, Bath
closing date 02.03.15

Spatial Data Technician
The Crown Estate, London
posted 09.09.14

GIS Technician
The Crown Estate, London
posted 09.09.14

Information Services Librarian – Historical Maps, globes and other cartographic material
Qatar National Library
posted 04.09.14

Senior Cartographic Technician (part-time)
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
posted 06.06.14

Digital Cartographer
Lovell Johns, Oxfordshire
posted 22.04.14

Graduate Sales Coordinator
posted 04.04.14

Graduate Project Manager
posted 04.04.14

Senior Cartographic Editor (maternity cover)
DK Travel, London Office
posted 08.04.14

Geospatial Analysts
Defence Geographic Centre
posted 04.12.13

Ordnance Survey, Southampton
posted 22.01.14

GIS Consultant
The Environmental Dimension Partnership, Cirencester
posted 01.11.13

GIS Analyst
Maplecroft, Bath
posted 18.06.13

Versatile cartographers required
Mfatech Maps
posted 11.06.13

Geospatial Analysts
Defence Geographic Centre, MOD
posted 09.03.13

Cartographic Consultant
Ordnance Survey – Southampton
posted 07.01.13

Researcher – Mapping Geographies of the Internet
Oxford Internet Institute – Oxford
posted 04.12.12

Ordnance Survey – Southampton
posted 22.10.12

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Analyst
DTZ – London
posted 10.07.12

Geospatial Technologies Technician
Plymouth University
posted 30.01.12

GIS/Mapping specialist
posted 11.01.12

Cartographer Human Rights Watch, an international NGO based in London.

Cartographer Harvey Map Services Ltd,
posted 11.03.10

Charting/GIS Officer, Global Marine Systems, Chelmsford
posted 07.01.10

Mapping and Charting Specialist, BAE Systems, Saudi Arabia
posted 30.09.09

Editor, Lovell Johns, Oxford
posted 30.11.09

Senior Cartographer/Project Manager, Lovell Johns, Oxford
posted 06.11.09

Cartographer Harper Collins, Glasgow
posted 05.11.09

Cycle Surveyor, CycleCity Guides, Frome
posted 06.05.09

Senior Cartographic Technician, Dept of Geography, University of Cambridge

Information Editor, PIE Enterprises, Pentonville Road, London

Cartography Instructional Officer (IO), Royal School of Military Survey, Berkshire

Senior Mapping & Charting Production Manager BAE Systems, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Senior Mapping and Charting Technical Advisor, BAE Systems, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Junior Map Designer, Applied Information Group, London

Cartographic Editor World Atlases, Philip’s, 2-4 Heron Quays, London E14 4J

Assistant GIS Officer (Parks), Bristol City Council, Bristol, UK.

CAD Technician/Cartographer, The Crown Estate, Windsor, UK.

GIS Advisers, Scottish Water, Edinburgh and Glasgow, UK.

Cartographers, (2 posts) HarperCollins Publishers, Glasgow, UK.

Cartographer, Pindar Graphics, Aylesbury, Bucks, UK.

Head of Cartographics, The Welsh Assembly, Cardiff, UK.

Mapping Assistant, Handforth, Cheshire, UK.

Aeronautical Cartographer, Civil Aviation Authority, London, UK.

GIS Cartographer / Specialist, London, UK.

Cartographic and Design Technician, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Cartographer, University College London, London, UK.

Cartographer, PCGraphics, Old Woking, Surrey, UK.

Cartographer, Business Maps Ltd, Godalming, Surrey, UK.

Two permanent GIS Advisers, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, UK.