Knowledge Manager – Evidence Search & Summary Service

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)

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 new 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 aims to be 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 work alongside our existing Knowledge Manager, using 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. The service is newly established and we are currently working to define the model and scale of activity for long-term sustainability. 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 SKSS and Health Improvement Scotland (HIS)

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

This is a full time, fixed term post to 30 June 2018, although this may be extended. Secondments will be considered. The closing date for applications is 31 December 2017 at 11.59pm. Interviews will be held on 9 or 10 January 2018.

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.

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