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Information Specialist

  • Full time
  • £32,236 – £39,609
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd June 2019

  • Advertised from 20th May 2019
  • Pay grade 7


We are seeking a researcher, librarian or information professional to join our Evidence Search and Summary Service.

Iriss is a charity working to support the social services workforce in Scotland to deliver positive outcomes for people who access care and support. Our Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) helps people working in the sector to find and use evidence from research, practice and experience to inform practice, service improvement and continuous learning. ESSS is informed by Iriss’s unique approach, characterised by a willingness to adapt and learn from a wide range of disciplines. Further details on ESSS are available at

The successful candidate will use iterative approaches to searches to produce outputs in response to enquiries. These outputs will be accessible, flexible and engaging products tailored to the needs of different enquirers. Key areas of focus and deliverables include:

● Refining the methods, activities and products that constitute the service

● Building an engagement model for frontline staff and managers in local authority, third and independent sectors

● A demand and capacity model which sets out the volume of activity the core team can support

● Developing a collaborative relationship with key stakeholders in the sector.

The role is Glasgow-based but travel to other locations across Scotland may be required.

This is a full time post, but part-time applications will be considered.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is Monday 3 June 2019.

Interviews will be held on Monday 17 June 2019.

A full job profile and application details can be found at

Iriss is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.