Records and Information Officer

Salary: Competitive, dependent upon experience, plus generous benefits.

Contract type: 2-year fixed term

Who we are and what we do

The IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which works in the public interest. Our mission is to develop Standards that bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to financial markets around the world. Our work serves the public interest by fostering trust, growth and long-term financial stability in the global economy.

The Foundation is a stimulating and challenging place to work. We have around 150 staff, mainly based in London, drawn from nearly 30 nationalities covering roles in technical accounting, operational and support functions.

What we are looking for

The Research team provides support across the organisation and particularly to Technical Accounting staff. This is an exciting role for an experienced Records and Information Officer to join the team and use their knowledge of best practice to help ensure that paper and digital information is organised in the best possible way. The successful candidate will be able to assume responsibility for a number of relevant projects concurrently, will be positive and flexible, and will have a logical and analytical approach.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the setting of internal records management policies such as naming and versioning conventions;
  • Act as a first port of call for staff enquiries on records management issues and provide expert, proactive support;
  • Support the Research Resources Manager and Legal team in ensuring that records are GDPR compliant and that data retention and destruction policies are followed;
  • Support the Research Resources Manager in the execution of a migration of documents currently stored in shared drives into a document management system;
  • Work closely with the information technology team to represent the needs of users.
  • Conduct the digitisation and disposal of hard copy documents where not currently stored electronically in order to preserve the Foundation’s corporate memory and heritage;
  • Support colleagues with simple research/current awareness tasks.

What you will need

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent standard of written and oral English;
  • Logical and analytical mind-set;
  • Positive and responsive attitude to problem-solving;
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to changing priorities;
  • Strong team ethic and proven ability to form positive working relationships and to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels;
  • Ability to work and make decisions autonomously, whilst remaining alert to the need to consult with and update colleagues as appropriate;
  • High level of attention to detail;
  • Commitment to the objectives and processes of the IASB and to the ideals of standard-setting in the public interest;
  • Confident in dealing directly with senior staff and Board members.

Qualifications and experience


  • Educated to degree level;
  • Familiarity with EDMSs, SharePoint, and other databases;
  • Experience directly administrating or managing an EDMS;
  • Experience working in a records management or information management team;
  • Advanced user of MS Office and databases.


  • Qualified at a postgraduate level in records or information management;
  • Experience working in a library or research team in a professional services environment;
  • An understanding of the Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation.

How to apply

To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining why you meet the requirements of the role to

Closing date: 26 June 2017

Due to the number of responses we receive we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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