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
Closing date: Sunday 9th May 2021, (11:59pm)
Equal opportunities statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The Successful candidate will be subject to a standard DBS check.