Information Governance Officer

Employer: Medway Council
Salary: Range 3 (£20,001 - £25,775) per annum / pro rata
Location: Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Yes
Closing Date: 24/05/2019 at 23:56 PM
Reference: BS002AL

We are currently recruiting for 2 Information Governance Officers, you will be responsible for supporting the Information Governance Manager in providing the following service:

Effective management of Information Governance matters, FOI requests and Data Protection SAR’s within statutory timescales and reporting on performance across the Council departments.

You will work with senior managers and staff to develop Information Governance statistics, policies and procedures in line with legislation and best practice and support teams in implementing the same.

The successful applicants will assist teams to introduce and maintain robust arrangements to ensure the safety and security of personal information in digital and paper format.

Assisting with investigations into complaints, incidents and breaches relating to the Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR and other Information Governance legislation and liaising with the regulator.

Delivering training and supporting teams regarding the processing of personal data.

Assisting with development, implementation and reviews of all information governance policies and supporting teams to ensure compliance.

Essential Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grades A to C) or equivalent
  • Law Degree or GDPR Practitioner Certificate or minimum 2 years’ experience of working in an information governance environmentDesirable Qualification
  • An understanding and experience of local government services
  • Knowledge and understanding of information governance standards and best practice

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager please call Gayle Jones on 01634 334329.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

 

How to apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.



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