The Scotch Whisky Research Institute

Current Vacancies

Information Administrator 

About this job

The Information Administrator role at SWRI covers the support and administration of a variety of information resources.  The successful candidate will act as a public face of SWRI, receiving visitors, fielding communications and directing inquiries to members of staff.  Support of SWRI’s computing infrastructure is a key component of the role, involving management of the IT equipment and implementation of IT policies.  Other information resources the successful candidate will administer include our internal and external websites, a large archive of scientific literature and our quality system.

We are looking for someone that is organised and confident, with a personable, outgoing and helpful attitude and experience of using computers and information technology effectively.

A comprehensive training programme will be provided in-house and through external training courses.  A competitive package, including a generous Group Personal Pension Plan and private medical insurance, will be offered.

Main Duties

  • Support and maintenance of the IT infrastructure, providing assistance to the Information Manager, external IT support and members of staff.
  • Providing reception duties and support for meetings.
  • Administrative support of the quality system.
  • Management of scientific literature databases. 
  • Maintenance and administration of the SWRI’s public and private websites.

Essential Requirements

  • Clear and positive organisational and communication skills.
  • Effective team-working ability.
  • Confidence in the use of IT.
  • Experience in working in a public-facing role.
  • An aptitude for problem-solving.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience of working within a scientific or technical environment.
  • IT based qualifications.

To apply
Please send your CV and covering letter to Dr Ian Goodall, Senior Scientist at  The closing date for applications is Monday 18th December 2023. ​