Information Governance Officer: Ref: R/L3b - West Yorkshire Combined Authority

West Yorkshire Combined Authority
37 hours per week
Leeds City Centre (Temporarily Remote)
Temporary, Permanent
Fixed Term Contract until 31 May 2021 (two positions: the other role is permanent)
Grade I: £28,306

Kirklees Council are advertising this role on behalf of West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking to appoint two Information Governance Officers in our Legal and Governance service area. You will support the Combined Authority in compliance with data protection and freedom of information legislation. Knowledge and experience in at least one of these areas is essential.

It is an exciting time to be joining the Combined Authority, following the announcement of a £1.8bn devolution deal that has been secured for West Yorkshire. Devolution will enable us to drive up living standards for local communities while tackling the climate emergency and help deliver our commitment to become a net zero carbon city region by 2038.

The Role

Reporting to the Information Governance Manager & Deputy Data Protection Officer, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing corporate guidance on information governance, including Data Protection and Freedom of Information.
  • Responding to requests for information made under the Data Protection Act 2018, Freedom of Information Act 2000, and related legislation.
  • Supporting large organisational projects.

Please review the Role Profile provided on our website for more information about the responsibilities.

About You

You will have the following key skills, attributes, education and experience:

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent relevant qualifications/ education/ experience.
  • Knowledge of Data Protection, FOI, EIR and information governance issues and related legislation.
  • Demonstrable experience of working methodically and thoroughly with good attention to detail.
  • Experience of working with discretion and handling confidential information sensitively.

Our Offer

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Generous employer contribution pension scheme.
  • Fully funded travel in West Yorkshire on bus and rail with the MCard.
  • Flexible working practises with Health and Wellbeing initiatives to ensure you achieve the best work/life balance and career goals.

To Apply

If this sounds like your next role, please upload your CV to our online application form telling us why you would be a great fit for our role. Please specify whether your preference is for the permanent or the fixed-term role.

Visit our website for more information and details of how to apply. Please apply by 11:55pm on 17 January 2021.

Applicants with a disability are guaranteed an interview, subject to the minimum criteria being met.

The Combined Authority’s aim is to attract people from diverse backgrounds to build on our inclusive culture and represent the communities we serve. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We are committed to inclusivity and will consider requests for flexible working including part time and job share arrangements.

Candidates will be notified of invitation to interview by e-mail and interviews will be carried out either by phone or video interview.

Please note that whilst it is our policy to recruit at SP1 for all appointments, which is the salary stated above, each role includes career salary progression, with incremental increases applicable in most cases, on an annual basis. The annual pay award for the financial year 2020/21 is still pending and will be applied to the salary structure as appropriate once confirmed.

Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidate information will be retained by the Combined Authority for six months unless you make a request for this to be deleted.

17 January 2021, 11:55 PM