Information Management Advisor - Scion
Science New Zealand
Rotorua, NZ
16h ago


Scion specialises in research, science and technology development for the forestry industry, wood products and wood-derived materials and other biomaterials.

Specialists in propagation and forest management, we lead new technology development for renewables, bioproducts and energy and the establishment of a broader based circular bioeconomy.

Our Knowledge Centre is looking for a skilled Information Management Advisor to join a small team of information and knowledge professionals who are committed to delivering a range of services that empower research success.

About the role

This is a great opportunity to support our organisation by driving the continuous improvement of our digital recordkeeping processes, practises, tools and systems.

You will be responsible for ensuring our science and business activities are protected and easily accessible into the future.

In this role you will enjoy responsibility and variety; you will champion Microsoft 365 training, advocate for consistency and good practice in managing information and content, be involved in project work as well as delivering day-to-day information management activities and embedding new initiatives.

Key accountabilities :

  • Lead the development and maintenance of Scion's information standards, processes and systems.
  • Champion the development and delivery of user training on digital systems, tools and services.
  • Provide IM-related business support to guide and improve practice and processes.
  • Implement policies, procedures and guidelines to standardise IM practices throughout Scion.
  • About you

    Our ideal candidate will be a forward thinker with excellent organisational skills to balance competing priorities. We want someone who can work confidently withtechnology platforms, and with people to guide, advocate and embed good practice and consistent information and data management.

    You will know how to find positive ways to help internal customers come to the right solutions for their needs, build confidence in their ability to use the technologies effectively, and influence people to adopt new ways of working.

    Along with initiative and drive, you will need to have :

  • A relevant graduate degree and information management expertise.
  • Experience with records and risk management principles, theories, and current practices.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 applications and technologies.
  • Good understanding of relevant legislation including the Public Records Act and Archives NZ standards.
  • Confidence with providing effective training to groups and individuals.
  • Positive approach to supporting change and demonstrated ability to influence people to adopt new ways of working.
  • Excellent communication skills and be comfortable with leading or coordinating initiatives.
  • Ability to liaise and quickly build rapport, respect and trust with a variety of customers / groups, and enhance the Knowledge Centre's reputation for excellent service.
  • Strong self-management, with the ability to think and apply innovative responses to problems or challenges, the flexibility to cope with carrying out multiple tasks at the same time, meet deadlines and prioritise work commitments.
  • Enthusiasm for ongoing learning, and able to identify improvements for productivity and effectiveness of individual and team processes.
  • Scion presents talented and ambitious individuals the unique opportunity to pursue a fulfilling professional career at the heart of New Zealand's forest industry.

    With our main campus at the edge of Rotorua's world-famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion offers a great working environment.

    Our central location and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and ski-fields, offer many opportunities to balance work with the other things that are important in your life.

    If you enjoy a challenge and want to deliver results that will make a real difference to Scion's research success, come join us!

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