12 Month Secondment Opportunity / Fixed Term Role

Are you an information governance specialist looking for a new challenge? Do you have the knowledge and skills to help embed, encourage, and maintain good practice across a complex and changing organisation? Do you take ownership for overseeing data & information management as well as continuously improving data protection frameworks? Are you able to quickly understand IG matters and prioritise responses and resolutions? If so, keep reading…

This role will deliver an expert advice service to staff across the Council and will be responsible for the day to day management of the information management team. You should have excellent knowledge of legislation relating to Information Governance. This will include the Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR, and Freedom of Information Act. Records management, Data Protection Impact Assessment process as well as work on training, policy and guidance as well as supervisory experience 

This role offers the opportunity to lead a team of information management officers and continually develop the function whilst ensuring that Data & Information governance objectives are met and best practice is implemented and followed. Alongside this you will continually promote the importance of Information & Data Governance, engaging Council colleagues on the benefits of treating data as an asset.

Whilst you will support the head of service with strategic planning there will also be expectation to be ‘hands-on’ when it comes to developing policies, implementing process & procedures, as well as maintaining and evolving the Information Asset Register and repositories across the council.

What you’ll bring…

  • Experience of leading data management and governance teams 
  • Expert knowledge of Information/Data Governance and knowledge of main frameworks, policies, regulations, tools and technologies in this space 
  • Data Protection/GDPR Qualifications (academic and/or professional) would be desirable 
  • Experience of managing high volume and high demand requests and queries
  • Demonstrable experience of building and maintaining good working relationships enterprise-wide, at all levels, to improve collaboration and implement culture & behavioural changes within an organisation
  • Experience of business writing and handling sensitive information appropriately
  • Presentations to senior executives and challenge views within area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of strategy development stakeholder and change management
  • Line management including leading project and working group teams
  • Full time role, 36 hours per week

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