Information Officer

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £39,609 per annum
27 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 14/02/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Professional Services
Division : Information Management
Hours Per week : Full time
Contract Duration : From 1 April 2019 until 31 December 2019

The University of Manchester is the largest single site university in the UK and one of the top universities in the world. With over 10,000 staff and 50,000 students, it is currently engaged in an ambitious £billion campus expansion plan and an exciting £multi-million transformation programme delivering an institution-wide Information Governance / Security, Cyber Security, IT infrastructure & IT operational capability required by a leading HE establishment in the 21st century.

The University is seeking to recruit two additional fixed-term Information Officers. The Information Officer (“IO”) role is central to ensuring the University meets its data protection, records management and freedom of information obligations across academic and business operations to ensure compliance with data protection law and freedom of information legislation. The IO role is responsible for the efficient and accurate handling of requests for information under relevant legislation, together with the contribution to the development, improvement and maintenance of associated tools and processes. This responsibility is across the request lifecycle, including logging the query, liaising with appropriate staff throughout the University in order to obtain related documents, considering the application of appropriate exemptions and drafting and sending the response to the applicant.

The two fixed term IOs may also work across the Information Governance Office to carry out a variety of administrative activities required within the role scope; in particular, these two roles will contribute to the delivery of new systems and processes to aid future compliance as part of the University’s GDPR programme with regard to management of information assets across the University and the maintenance of records of processing activities using the supporting processes and software tools.

The successful candidates must ensure that they are up to date with the latest knowledge and regulatory changes that are applicable to the role and responsibilities.

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Tony Brown, Head of Information Governance


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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