Corporate Information Governance Officer
Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.
An opportunity has arisen for a Corporate Information Governance Officer in the information governance team at Southwark Council. The post will support all departments across the council.
The role will assist the information governance manager in the provision of information governance advice, guidance and support across the council. The role will also support the information governance manager in managing departmental Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations requests, subject access requests under the Data Protection Act, and similar statutory disclosures.
This is a permanent full-time appointment, primarily based at Tooley Street, London SE1, flexible working requests will be given consideration.
The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the requirements of access to information legislation, including the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations, GDPR and the Data Protection Act.
The postholder will need to be able to work calmly and effectively in a highly demanding role by managing conflicting priorities to achieve set deadlines; and be able to demonstrate analytical skills in handling data and producing performance information and identify key business objectives and/or service needs.
The person appointed will also need to be able to demonstrate interpersonal skills and be able to influence and negotiate with peers, team members, service providers, customers and other key stakeholders.
If you would like an informal discussion with the Information Governance Manager Hayley Marsh, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits and More Information:
In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies and a local government pension scheme, plus many other staff benefits. You will join a friendly, supportive team that strives for excellence and values its members.
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Interview date: 10 April 2023.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.