Information Governance Officer

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345 pro rata, per annum
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School Secretary's Office
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345 pro rata, per annum
Closing date for applications 13-Nov-2018

An opportunity has arisen at the University of Bristol for an experienced information rights professional to fulfil the role of Information Governance Officer while the current post-holder is on maternity leave.

The post reports directly to the Information Governance Manager in the University Secretary’s Office (Legal Services). We are looking for a motivated, well-organised person to manage a high volume of requests under the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act, and to provide advice, guidance and training on information rights and on information governance generally. The University undertook a broad programme or work in preparation for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation that came into force in May 2018, further work is required to maintain compliance and improve practice across the organisation, and the post holder will be expected to be involved in this.

Higher education presents a unique, complex and stimulating environment, where the data management needs of students, academics and professional services must be carefully considered. You will be faced with a challenging and varied workload that will require a flexible and clear-headed approach, combined with excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be expected to develop positive working relationships with stakeholders both within and outside the University.

You will have outstanding interpersonal skills, facilitating engagement with internal and external stakeholders, including working and liaising directly with colleagues at all levels across the University. The role will involve handling information of a highly sensitive nature in a confidential and compliant manner. You will provide advice and guidance to the University’s c.6000 staff, including academics, professional services and technical staff.

You will have sound knowledge and practical experience of the following legislation:

  • Freedom of Information Act 2000
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations
  • Environmental Information Regulations
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

Ideally you will hold or be working towards acquiring relevant professional or academic qualifications (such as ISEB or LLM).

The University of Bristol is an exciting and dynamic place to work, offering a stimulating and varied professional environment in the heart of the city. Flexible working is one of the benefits our employees most value. The post is available on a full-time basis for a fixed term period of 9 months.

For informal enquiries, please contact Henry Stuart, Information Governance Manager -

The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on Tuesday 13th November 2018

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive
culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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