An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Wirral Council as a Deputy Data Protection Officer. The role will support the Data Protection Officer in relation to European and UK legislation, codes of practice, British Standards and best practice. These include, but are not limited to, the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) / General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR), Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI), Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015, the transparency agenda and inter-related legislation.
Key tasks for the post holder will include but are not limited to:
Supporting and advising on the Council's implementation of policies, standards, procedures and guidelines in accordance with current information management legislation.
Preparing Data Protection Impact Assessments, Privacy Notices and Information Sharing Protocols required to effectively conduct Council business.
Liaising with the ICO and individuals in the investigation of Data Protection complaints.
Be the key point of contact for all Data Protection queries across the Council, and provide direct support to the Director of Law and Governance and Head of Legal Services.
Assist to deliver accreditation of the mandatory Information Governance toolkit as required as part of the delivery of health/social care information assurance requirements.
Support the DPO to ensure that appropriate information management training and communications are developed and delivered.
Help develop a framework to determine and evidence the Council's compliance with GDPR.
In this role, you'll be expected to proactively engage with service areas to ensure your key responsibilities are carried out as above.
You will ensure the Council are utilising best practice to achieve statutory requirements in relation to Data Protection and Information Governance.
We are looking for Candidates who are qualified to a Degree level or equivalent. They must also have a relevant professional qualification or working towards one - examples include but are not limited to professional certificate in FOI or DP.
You will need to be able to demonstrate an extensive knowledge of current Information Governance Legislation including DP, FOI and EIR You must have a detailed understanding and ability to interpret specific legislation and be able to understand Information Governance challenges and recommend solutions in a clear and consistent manner.
The Council welcomes candidates who can demonstrate commitment to and focus on quality, promoting high standards and using evidence to make improvements across Council services. You must be able to prioritise your own work effectively to ensure work deadlines are met.
Your experience should include a previous role in an Information Management or Information Governance role. You need to be able to create policy documents, design and deliver training and have excellent communication skills.
Above all you will be looking to improve the way we engage with our employees, residents and customers to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.
Interviews planned week commencing 4/10/2021
How to Apply
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