Business Services and Data Governance Officer – Adult Services
PO1 - £34,938 - £35,772
Hackney Council is looking for a data protection specialist to join our Adult Services team. Your role will be to ensure our data handling and protection processes work smoothly. This will support for our work with vulnerable adults and will help us make Hackney a place for everyone.
As the Business Services and Data Governance Officer, you will be working as part of team in our new Business Hub. Together with colleagues, you will support front line teams them to focus on providing services to the vulnerable adults and older people who rely on us.
Day to day you will co-ordinate all data protection and information governance work for Adult Services. You will be taking the lead on a wide range of tasks, supporting any audits, peer reviews and inspections as well as maintaining our databases and web presence. The role is perfect for someone who thrives on variety.
We need someone able to bring together complex information so that it can be easily understood. One of your major projects is our annual Local Account report. This involves working with managers, service users and design professionals to create a vivid picture of how we support vulnerable people in the borough.
You should be someone that enjoys creating robust processes to help us meet our legal obligations. You should feel comfortable analysing how we work and making suggestions for where we might improve. In return, you will get many interesting opportunities to develop your legal expertise.
You must be familiar with project plans, spreadsheets and using online calendars. You should have an understanding of current data protection legislation and the role of the Caldicott Guardian as well as The Freedom of Information Act and its application to Local Government. You will need experience in the secure management of personal information and an understanding of adult social care.
At Hackney, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high profile organisation. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please visit our website www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.
Closing date: 28th September 2018
Interviews: 12th October 2018
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.