Welcome to the Government Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) profession
About the Profession
Knowledge and information are assets that critically underpin the work of government. Excellent management of these assets is needed to unlock their value whilst keeping the corporate memory secure. The Government KIM profession is comprised of qualified civil servants who enable the creation, organisation and exploitation of information and knowledge.
Government recognises knowledge and information management as a formal profession and a critical business activity. The Government KIM profession will continue to build the capabilities of its members, equipping them to deal with the emerging challenges of a complex digital society.
Role of the KIM professional in Government
The KIM profession enables the creation, organisation and exploitation of knowledge and information. The range of roles associated with the profession and the related skills are depicted within the new KIM Professional Framework 2013 and the diagram below.
In the three years since the Government KIM Professional Skills Framework was last revised, the KIM Profession in Government has continued to evolve. KIM Professionals have proved that their skills are ever more critical in helping to deliver strategic policy and guidance on information and data management. The Civil Service Competency Framework 2012-2017 (CSCF) has provided an opportunity to look again at our professional framework and consider how, as KIM Professionals, we can best continue to provide guidance and leadership.
As the KIM Profession in Government, we must demonstrate the value of our skills and show commitment to continual professional development (CPD). The CSCF underpins our work, and the Government KIM Professional Framework shows where we as KIM Professionals make a difference. It complements the CSCF and should be used alongside it.