[Job] Diabetes UK, Science Information Officer p/t, ??22.5k, clos 17 Dec #scicomm jobs

Well, here’s an opportunity to work with me* 😉 One of my colleagues is off to see the world next year and we have a couple of days that need covering. As I’ll likely be involved in the selection process I shan’t say too much about it. Other than the fact that you’ll need to demonstrate how your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Usual stuff 🙂

We advertised and filled the same job (but for a different colleague) a while ago
http://scicommjobs.posterous.com/job-diabetes-uk-vacancy-science-information-o and if you search for Diabetes UK on the blog you’ll find a few more jobs.

*Possibly we won’t actually be in the office at the same time as everyone is part-time!

I’ve put it down as a #scicomm job cos it is, but it’s also strongly librarian-ish.


Diabetes UK
Science Information Officer (part time)

Job Tenure: Fixed Term Contract (Sabbatical Cover- up to 9 months)
Location: Central Office, Camden
Salary: Circa ??22,500 per annum pro rata
Application closing date: Friday, 17 December 2010 (5pm)
Interview dates: 6th and 7th January 2011

Diabetes is one of the largest health challenges facing the UK today. Diabetes UK is the country???s largest charity devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes and to improving their quality of life for people with the condition.

We are looking for a part-time Science Information Officer, working two days a week (ideally Wednesday and Thursday, but other days may be possible), to help us to provide a high quality information service on all aspects of diabetes. You will promote good information management across the organisation and make sure that the information used by Diabetes UK is current, accurate, evidence based and as comprehensive as possible.

We are looking for someone with a postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in library or information science, or a substantial working background within a biomedical or healthcare library or information service. You will need to be able to research, critically appraise, analyse and draw conclusions from complex information. You will be familiar with a wide range of health related resources and able to tailor and communicate complex information. A high level of IT skills are essential, as is the ability to facilitate information sharing and best practice in information management across the organisation. We expect good attention to detail, with a thorough and systematic approach to tasks and the ability to establish effective working relationships with colleagues, inside and outside of the charity.

To apply please complete our downloadable application form and return via email to recruitment //at// diabetes.org.uk . Or send via post to Human Resources, 10 Parkway, London NW1 7AA. Please ensure you address the essential criteria in your application???s supporting statement.

Diabetes UK recognises and respects the value and diversity of all.

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