Knowledge and Information Specialist

  • Job Reference: 00002398-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2024
  • Recruiter: MI5/MI6
  • Website:
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £37,281 to £43,957
  • Sector: Government
  • Job Type: Permanent, Part-time, Full-time

Job Description

Job title: Knowledge and Information Specialist

Salary: £37,281 - £43,957 depending on experience

Location: London

Flexible Working: opportunities include full time, part time, and compressed hours.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work, the majority of the role is office-based but flexibility such as a compressed four-day week, nine-day fortnights and accumulated time off in lieu is possible.


MI5 and MI6 are part of the UK’s Intelligence Services. We work together to safeguard Britain’s people, interests and businesses from various threats at home, overseas and online, including cyber-attacks, espionage, terrorism, and organised crime. Working across our vital missions, you’ll deliver impact at the heart of national security, all within a supportive and inclusive environment that allows everyone to thrive. 

As a Knowledge and Information Specialist, you’ll maximise the impact of unique and critical information and actively contribute to our mission. Whether you’re at MI5 or MI6, you’ll bring your background in information management to the role. You’ll share your knowledge as you support the development of our Data Management and Compliance community, drive business outcomes and inform key decision-making.

At MI5, you’ll work within the team responsible for records data management, information and knowledge management, policy, and data governance. There may also be line management opportunities, depending on the posting.

At MI6, you’ll be part of a team working across a number of related subject areas such as policy, information and knowledge management, data management, data governance and compliance.

Collaborative and approachable, you’ll provide advice and guidance to colleagues, stakeholders, and partners across our organisations. You’ll shape requirements and act as a subject matter expert, bringing demonstrable experience of applying policy and legal frameworks to a variety of situations.

To apply, you’ll need a qualification in data/information/records management or data governance, or a minimum of two years relevant experience in one of these areas. You’ll have a talent for information management and be keen to build your career in this area.

Upon joining either MI5 or MI6, you’ll attend an induction where you’ll be introduced to the organisation. You’ll also receive a section-specific induction with members of the team to enable you to learn the specific requirements of your role. We offer extensive learning and development opportunities, including support gaining or maintaining professional qualifications.

Please note that due to the sensitive nature of the role, opportunities to work from home are limited. We do offer flexible hours such as a compressed four-day week, nine-day fortnights, accumulated time off in lieu (TOIL) or part-time (three days per week), however the latter may impact your salary.


At MI5 and MI6 diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodivergent conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce such as women, those from an ethnic minority background, people with disabilities and those from low socio-economic backgrounds. Find out more about our culture, working environment and diversity on our websites:,


For further information and to apply, please visit our website.

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. You can apply at the age of 17 years, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Full eligibility details can be found on our website(s):,