Senior Information Manager

  • Job Reference: 271331
  • Date Posted: 17 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Dstl
  • Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £32,626 to £44,719
  • Sector: Government
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job summary

At Dstl we protect lives. We take innovative Science and Technology (S&T) and use it to keep the country safe.

Dstl Digital provides a variety of business services which are diverse and complex in nature, and not all are standard in their support arrangements. These end to end services can be complex and made-up from many technical components, which come together to support business critical activities.

As a Senior Information Manager you will be an expert in information retrieval and exploitation. Your work will focus on leading the delivery of specialist information searches and developing outputs in line with customer requirements, providing advice on information rights, and supporting the development of colleagues and customers through training and guidance to embed best practice across the business and enable information management to become incorporated into Business As Usual.  

Dstl recognises the importance of diversity and inclusion as people from diverse backgrounds bring fresh ideas. We are committed to building an inclusive working environment in which each employee fulfils their potential and maximises their contribution.

We welcome all applicants and those from the LGBTQI community. 

Job description

In this role you will:

  • Lead the delivery of advanced literature searches for customers and oversee the work of less experienced colleagues.
  • Lead the development of bibliographies for customers using reference management software.
  • Deliver basic bibliometric analyses for customers using tools available within Dstl’s database subscriptions (e.g. Web of Science).
  • Advise customers on the most appropriate information retrieval, exploitation and management tools and techniques to address their specific needs.


We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a comprehensive understanding of the benefits that good knowledge and information management bring to a business.
  • Can advocate for the benefits of good information management to stakeholders at all levels (including senior staff) and tailor their message to their audience.
  • Can articulate the benefits of good knowledge management to different stakeholders and tailor their message to their audience.
  • Has extensive experience in delivering advanced literature searches using a range of different sources and to complex requirements.

Important Information

Our work in defence, security and intelligence requires our employees to be UK Nationals who are able to gain a high level of security clearance to undertake the projects we are involved in to protect us from security threats. For this reason, only UK Nationals will be able to apply for this role. If you are an international or dual-national candidate, and you think you have the skills we need, please consider applying to any of our government, security or defence partners.

This role will require full UK security clearance and you should have resided in the UK for the past 5 years. For some roles Developed Vetting will also be required, in this case you should have resided in the UK for the past 10 years.