Information Governance Compliance Officer – Policy

at South Gloucestershire Council
Location Bristol
Date Posted January 5, 2022
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Information Governance Compliance Officer – Policy

How you'll make a difference

You will provide a high level of legal and technical expertise in relation to information and data governance. You will provide advice and assistance to a broad and diverse range of departments specifically relating to the Council's responsibilities for data protection, information security governance and information sharing.

What will you be doing

• You will be the 'go-to' expert for information governance, data protection governance and privacy, and will be the primary point of contact for all matters referred to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and also will responsible for reporting to the SIRO and the Information Governance Lead
• Working closely with departmental representatives, information asset owners, ICT security and assistants across the council you will support with the systems in operation, as well as the data held and its classification, and ensure consistency of approach.
• On a daily basis you will be advising and assisting departments in developing information-sharing protocols, in accordance with corporate standards and to maintain a central record.
• You will be promote the compliance requirements and best practice relating to information governance, including information security, data protection (DP) and information sharing across the Council. In addition you will be the primary point of contact for the Council with the ICO and other offices.
• It will be your primary responsibility to develop and maintain the suite of standards and policies (internal and external) required by the Council to ensure its on-going compliance with all aspects of data protection and information governance.
• You will carry out periodic audits on compliance with DP, information security and information sharing, and recommend and monitor corrective actions to be taken where required.
• In the role you will be responsible for developing and delivering a corporate DP/DG training programme (for staff, council members and partners).

What we need from you

• You must hold a relevant degree qualification or equivalent level of theoretical knowledge.
• We require you to have demonstrable experience of data protection, information governance and information security and also related professional issues.
• It is essential that you have a working knowledge of legislation affecting DP and FOI such as the Common Law Duty of Confidentiality, Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations, the Crime & Disorder Act, Human Rights Act, the European Commission Directive on Data Protection.
• You will have experience of working at a senior level, managing service delivery, and implementing relevant processes and procedures, working in a cross cutting corporate role.
• To be successful in the role you will have experience and the ability to provide pro-active, pragmatic, cost effective solutions-based advice and outcomes and be able to persuade others and influence outcomes critical to the organisation.
• It is essential that you demonstrate knowledge of software packages and in house systems applicable to your service area.
• You will require good verbal and written communication skills including report writing and explanation of technical information to non-technical audiences.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

• We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives, and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
• We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.
• We have invested in the technology and support to enable staff to work seamlessly from home so we can ensure we are keeping staff safe during Covid-19. For those staff who may need to work in the office we have also ensured that our offices and hubs are Covid secure; and have measures in place such as one-way systems, socially distanced workstations and hand sanitizer stations throughout our premises.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work, and learn here.

• We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of
• We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life
• We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We're making a difference, be part of it!

You may have experience of the following: Information Governance Officer, Information Compliance Officer, General Data Protection Officer, GDPR Officer, Data Protection Officer, GDPR Coordinator, Data Protection Coordinator, Compliance Officer, Compliance Coordinator, etc.

Ref: 105 759

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