Information and Records Manager Ref. 1708

Salary: £30,818 - £36,341 dependent on experience
Are you passionate about information and data management?

Do you enjoy working with people to help them use information and data more effectively?

Do you have a talent for solving information problems through applying creative and innovative solutions?

Are you looking for an opportunity where you can make a real impact in an organisation that is continuously evolving and adapting?

The role

Information is the lifeblood of our organisations, so our Information Management teams develop intelligent and innovative approaches to ensure it is managed, protected and exploited effectively.

As one of our Information Managers you'll be managing and exploiting information efficiently to support every aspect of our business. It's a challenging, varied and rewarding environment that demands a highly professional and effective approach.

Join us and you'll enjoy stimulating work of a unique scale and scope, working across different areas of information management on a variety of projects. You will work closely with stakeholders and customers across the organisation and the combination of your communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to interact with and influence them to ensure that developments in information management tools and practices are implemented. By doing this you will help us and the wider intelligence community to gain maximum benefit from the information we gather.

To enable you to develop a full range of skills, we'll actively encourage you to move between the different areas of information management throughout your career.  This will ensure you are exposed to every aspect of our work and enjoy the opportunities to build on your knowledge and expertise to develop you into well-rounded information professional.

About you

Expected skills, knowledge and experience:


  * Experience of working with customers to address information problems through policy, process or behavioural change
  * Experience of working as part of a team to deliver information management services
  * Knowledge of trends in information management (particularly how traditional information management techniques are being translated for the digital age)
  * Knowledge of the relationship between information management, UK law and regulatory regimes
  * Understanding of information management and document management technologies
  * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with both technical and non-technical staff
  * Self-motivated, organised, proactive and innovative, with the ability to cope under pressure in the context of strict deadlines
  * Recognised qualification, for example those accredited by CILIP, IRMS or ARA
     3+ years relevant professional experience which demonstrates equivalent skills and knowledge


  * Experience of assessing how users interact with and use information systems and implementing improvements to increase information exploitation and information compliance
  * Knowledge of/or experience of working with an EDRMS to support information management activities in an organisation
  * Understanding of information classification techniques including metadata, taxonomies and classification schemes
  * Strong ability to extract information by questioning, active listening and interviewing


If you join us you’ll enjoy access to a variety of benefits throughout your career. These include an excellent work life balance with flexible working hours and a good pension scheme. We also have part-time working opportunities where business need allows.

In addition to a fulfilling and rewarding career you’ll be working in a structured environment that offers extensive support, ongoing professional development and peer review.

To apply you must be a born or naturalized British citizen, over 18 years old. You should not discuss your application with anyone other than your partner or a close family member. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.

MI5 and MI6 strive for diversity in the workplace and are committed to the creation and maintenance of a climate in which all staff are treated fairly on the grounds of merit and ability.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to being a ‘Disability Confident Leader’ we offer an interview to all candidates with a disability who meet our minimum criteria for the role that they are applying for. This is known as the Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS).

To secure an interview for this vacancy you will be asked a series of questions relating to this vacancy. If you meet the criteria you will be directed to the full application form.

On successful completion and an application form sift, you will be invited to interview. This is our guaranteed interview.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.