Information Governance Officer

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade: H (£36261-42036)
28 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date  25/11/2018
Location Preston Campus
Salary Grade: H (£36261-42036)
Job category/type Support

Job description

Founded in 1828, the University of Central Lancashire in the city of Preston is a large, dynamic university with a learning community approaching 38,000. Our mission is to help talented people from all walks of life to make the most of their potential. An opportunity has arisen for an Information Governance Officer to join the University to support the Information Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer in the provision of an information governance service and to ensure that the University complies with the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and related legislation.

This is a key post, reporting to the Information Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer Manager and will be instrumental in interpreting and applying information governance codes of practice and legislation including the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) for staff within the University and its subsidiary companies in a practical and easily-understood way. The post will also manage requests for information made to the University under the GDPR, DPA, FOIA and EIR in compliance with legislation, best practice and internal University policies and, amongst other things, will assist with supporting colleagues across the University who act as DPA/FOIA contacts within their schools and services with a view to ensuring that best practice is embedded within their teams.

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level or equivalent in law or in a similar field or hold significant relevant professional experience. They will also have experience of providing information governance advice to colleagues in a large, diverse organisation and interpreting complex legislation as well as providing guidance and practical solutions to colleagues to ensure information governance compliance. Experience of producing and delivering training is essential particularly in relation to data protection, covering legislative and corporate issues and processes. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. Candidates must be able to work under pressure and deal sensitively with confidential information. The ability to proactively maintain up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and guidance is also required.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanies by a completed application form.

School/Service: Legal & Governance
Hours: Full time (36.25 hours per week - 1.0 FTE)
Basis: Permanent
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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