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Knowledge Specialist

NHS TCS 2019: Band 6

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Knowledge Specialist
NHS TCS 2019: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Stewart House, London
£36,481 per annum (Inclusive of HCAS)
10/11/2019 23:59

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Health Education England’s Knowledge Management team is expanding, and we’re looking for a knowledge specialist to join the team. This role offers an opportunity to work with a range of colleagues and stakeholders across HEE, ensuring they have access to the best available evidence and are making best use of their own knowledge, and to raise the profile of knowledge management.

This role will be based in our Stewart House office In London, working with HEE colleagues in areas such as workforce planning and strategy, workforce transformation, postgraduate medical education, and technology enhanced learning. You will be part of a geographically dispersed Knowledge Management team across HEE.

About the role

The Knowledge Specialist will lead on delivery of a range of activities related to capturing, disseminating, using and sharing knowledge, and will develop partnerships with other teams within HEE to take this forward.

The purpose of knowledge management (KM) activity is to enable HEE staff to use evidence from published research and best practice, as well as capturing and sharing organisational knowledge, to inform decision-making. Examples of activities include: 

  • Facilitating HEE staff to share their knowledge and learning from experience with tools such as Retrospects and Knowledge Captures
  • Maintaining repositories of knowledge, information and evidence resources, including the eWIN case studies and knowledge resources collection
  • Searching the literature and evidence, and summarising it for HEE staff

About you

You will have a good understanding of evidence based healthcare, and strong literature searching skills, with experience of searching both bibliographic databases and grey literature, and the ability to appraise and summarise information from a range of sources, producing written summaries of the evidence base.

You will also have the ability to work with groups, to develop partnerships and assess colleagues’ need for information and evidence. You’ll have facilitation skills to carry out knowledge sharing activities, and to demystify knowledge management for colleagues and to promote and encourage knowledge management activities.

You will have a postgraduate qualification in librarianship or a knowledge/ information management speciality, or equivalent experience.

We are a geographically dispersed team and much of our work is done virtually, so you will need to be comfortable working as part of a virtual team, with minimal direct supervision, and using technologies such as Skype and MS Teams. We’re a small but supportive and friendly team, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new team members with new ideas to develop our service further.

The role offers you the chance to exercise and develop a portfolio of complementary skills in Knowledge Management including IT, communications and project management. It also offers opportunities to work with a range of partners across the breadth of HEE. You’ll also benefit from national and regional networks of knowledge and library staff, offering a range of CPD activities.

Applicants will commence at the bottom of Band 6 with afull-time starting salary of £36,481, with pay step increases as details below:

3 years: £39,030

6 years: £40,304

7 years: £41,559

8 years: £44,044

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Further details / informal visits contact

Emily Hopkins, Knowledge Management Programme Manager,