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Head of Knowledge and Information Management

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Head of Knowledge and Information Management

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & information management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 25948

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £52,064 per year

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    020 7378 5459

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    2 years

  • Startdate:

    2019-05-20 00:00:00

Head of Knowledge and Information Management

2-year Fixed Term Contract



Monday to Friday

Flexible working

About the company

Our client is a UK government department responsible for affairs both here and overseas. They are now seeking to recruit a Head of Knowledge and Information Management to both manage the team and take the lead on a digital transformation project. This is a high-profile role that offers opportunities to work with a range of senior officials in supporting both the departments KIM agenda and wider business objectives.

What you’ll be doing

The role stretches across a range of disciplines which include Information Technology, Information Management, Information Assurance & Security and Project Management

This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for a KIM professional with good judgement, strong leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities.

You will be responsible for developing strategic and policy leadership for KIM across the department whilst also delivering a programme for Information Management and Digital continuity.

  • Management of information assets across a range of mediums, including a significant paper archive, content of Google Drives, Content Manager (CM9), ROSA and other systems
  • Developing and providing policy advice, including to the senior management team to support excellent information management
  • Supporting the Legacy casework team through access to historic records
  • Managing and protecting sensitive information in line with legislation
  • Providing oversight of the annual public release programme to The National Archives (TNA) and the Public Record Office
  • Overseeing the development of a digital transfer scheme with TNA
  • Leading a Shared Service for FOI Case Management
  • Supporting compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation
  • Leading a team of staff across a variety of information management responsibilities
  • Travel to other offices

Why you’ll be hired

To be considered for this role you will require:

  • Depth of experience in an information management role including high level experience in digital content management
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a leadership role
  • Knowledge of political history or some experience of dealing with political sensitivities would be beneficial but not essential
  • Experience in project or change management processes
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills and a proven ability to build effective networks

Applicants must be cleared to Developed Vetting (DV) level or be prepared to undergo security clearance to this level

Why you should apply

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to lead from the front across a range of disciplines

If you are interested in learning more: Please get in touch on 020 7378 5468 or  020 7378 5459 on  or

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