Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 18 April 2021
Interview date: Thursday 29 April 2021
About the role
Are you interested in a career in data protection and information governance?
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and customer-focused person to join our busy yet supportive team.
This is a varied and fast paced role where you will be exposed to a wide range of information governance and data protection activities and will be expected to demonstrate a 'hands-on' approach from day one.
The Children’s Services Information Governance team supports both the department and schools across the county to meet data protection requirements, including the successful provision of the statutory role of Data Protection Officer for schools.
Your role will be to meet statutory requirements in relation to data protection subject access requests (DPSARs). This will involve meticulous attention to detail and high levels of accuracy to ensure requesters (people whose data we process) receive information in line with the relevant legislation.
You will also play a part in supporting the design and delivery of the traded service we provide to schools, including assisting with training events, designing marketing material and offering an exceptional service to both our school-based and internal customers to ensure that data protection advice and guidance is on hand and easily available through a variety of mediums. You will be communicating with our customers regularly including booking and following up on school compliance and monitoring reviews – so excellent customer service and professionalism are essential for this front-facing role.
Our Information Governance team comprises of 10 colleagues, however you will be working with over 80 schools and linking with numerous teams across the Children’s Services department within the Council.
If you have experience of working in a support team or a school, especially if you have been involved in data protection (although this is not essential as training will be provided) we would love to hear from you.
To find out more or to answer any questions you might have, please call Michelle Ingham for an informal chat on 01273 482550 / 07701 021 804.
Interviews will be held virtually on Thursday 29 April 2021.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.