Information Governance Officer, government

Information Governance - South East, United Kingdom

Ref: 321Monday 9 May 2022

New grads! 4 x Information Governance Officers required by government organisation to provide data protection, EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and information governance expertise to advise and instruct officers, staff, and project teams to ensure legislative compliance and enable the delivery of information management strategy, policy and procedures across both forces. Providing support and advice  to the Data Protection Officer.  These roles are suitable for graduates with an information related qualification who have a genuine interest in information governance.  Training and support to develop expertise in this area will be provided.  Roles are offered on a temporary to permanent or permanent basis. Location:Oxford or Winchester

Main responsibilities include:

  • Provide departmental resilience across two forces in order to service the needs of multiple projects and customers at any one time.
  • Identify data protection and information management business risks and propose recommendations for mitigation to management.
  • Assess and oversee data compliance and information risks and ensure the appropriate governance and standards are in place.
  • Leading change project teams through completion of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA).
  • Supporting and advising Senior Leaders in the organisation, in the management of their information risks by assessing their compliance with the GDPR and Data Protection Act.
  • Providing ongoing support by providing them with 4 monthly horizon scanning updates and reviews of outstanding risks.
  • Advising internal and external customers on how new information sharing processes / relationships should be set up lawfully.
  • Instructing data security incident investigators to take the appropriate action required to limit circulation of personal data and minimise any subsequent detriment to individuals.
  • Assess police records in accordance with the statutory ‘Management of Police Information’ retention framework.
  • Audit officers and police staff use of operational IT systems to ensure personal data is used only for a justified / lawful purpose.
  • Contacting users to obtain an explanation of the legitimacy of their use and reporting suspicious activity to the Professional Standards Department.
  • Advise internal customers and external customers (such as partner agencies) on adhoc queries on GDPR, data protection, and all information governance related activities.
  • Assessing ICT applications for use of personal data in the testing of new IT systems and instructing how much personal data is proportionate to use.
  • Creating ‘good practice’ data protection and information management guidance for force staff, and the designing and delivering of data protection training to student officers.
  • Develop strong relationships with senior managers / officers, who are data owners, to raise their awareness about existing and emerging information risks.
  • Vetted to the appropriate level to identify and confidentially handle sensitive, personal and classified information with integrity.
  • Be prepared to travel and to provide resilience between both Forces as and when required.

To be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in an information governance or data protection role or holding an information management qualification.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and work within and apply formal / legal frameworks to a wide variety of operational situations.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with both junior and senior ranking officers / staff and explain technical matters in a user friendly way.
  • Excellent problem solving skills including the ability to understand customer requirements.
  • Ability to take ownership of delivering outcomes, working under own initiative, progressing work with limited supervision.
  • Good standard of education and strong written communication skills.
Cookies on this website
We to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you wish you can restrict or block cookies by changing your browser setting. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.