Records Manager – Public Sector – UK Wide

Records Manager - United Kingdom

Ref: 519Tuesday 16 January 2024

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Records Manager – Public Sector – UK Wide

A Records Manager is required by a public sector organisation that is responsible for the allocation of funds and grants to community based organisations and projects. This is a new role in the organisation and the successful candidate will be operating in a leadership role and taking ownership of the Records Management function. It is a role that can be remote, but with an occasional requirement to travel to either London or Birmingham.

In this Records Manager role the responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • To oversee and ensure that records management within the organisation aligns to current legislation and best practices
  • The ongoing development and implementation of records management processes, policies and procedures
  • The development of an Information Asset Register, a document classification and marking system for the organisation and relevant templates and training materials
  • Engaging with the firm to promote and drive awareness of good practice
  • Refresh the organisations Data Retention policy and develop an archiving policy and digital preservation strategy
  • Advise on systems requirements and systems implementation to underpin and support the records management strategy

To be a suitable applicant for this Records Manager role, candidates require the following:

  • A deep understanding of Records Management principles, national guidance and Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation, including the government Code of Practice under the FOI Act on Records Management
  • A strong track record in stakeholder management and the ability to influence colleagues
  • Experience of design and provision of training to colleagues
  • Experience of working within, and across multi-disciplinary teams
  • An ability to work in a complex environment with multiple and sometimes competing priorities
  • At least 12 months’ experience within a public sector setting
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