• Full Time
  • Eastleigh
  • Band 7 - £38,851 £ / Year
  • 21 June 2024

Website Eastleigh Borough Council

Information Governance and Deputy Data Protection Officer
Governance and Support – Legal Services
Full Time – Hybrid and Flexible working
Band 7 – £38,851

Are you looking to progress your career?
Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious council, recognised for our innovation, achievement and continuing to deliver high quality services in a challenging economic climate.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Information Governance and Deputy Data Protection Officer to join our Governance and Support Directorate as part of the Legal Services team.
The role

We are looking to recruit an Information Governance and Deputy Data Protection Officer to join our supportive and professional Legal Services team. This post will focus on supporting all areas of the organisation with information and records management and support and guidance regarding data protection.

The emphasis of the role will be on:
– Leading a programme of improvement for information governance and records management across the organisation
– Providing support and guidance to the organisation in relation to compliance with regulations and legislation including, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI), The Computer Misuse Act 1990, Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR), the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005, UK General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (UK GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), including investigating and advising on data breaches, data sharing agreements and privacy notices
– Overseeing compliance with transparency legislation and information governance best practice
– Providing updates and reports to the Data Security Board and Corporate Leadership Board
– Providing appropriate induction and refresher training for staff
– Co-ordinating the production of the Annual Governance Statement, Code of Corporate Governance and providing support to the Service Director for Governance and Support

About You
The successful candidate would be expected to meet the criteria set out in the job description, in particular:
– Substantial experience of information governance and records management
– Demonstrable working knowledge of the Data Protection Act 2018, UK GDPR 2021 and Freedom of Information Act 2000 and experience of handling data breaches and advising on DPIAs, data sharing agreements and privacy notices.
– Ability to develop and promote good practice and provide training and guidance across the organisation
– A skilled communicator, able to work independently but also build relationships across the council.
– Experience of co-ordinating the production of the Annual Governance Statement and Code of Corporate governance or relevant similar experience.

About Us
At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support our staff in maintaining a good work life balance. We also have excellent package of benefits including:

26-29 days annual leave dependant on length of service
Hybrid and Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional flexi leave per month (subject to operational requirements)
Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
Car and Season Ticket loans
Excellent working environment
Support for continuous professional development

For further information please see job description

For any questions, or an informal discussion, please contact Joanne Cassar, Service Director – Governance and Support (Monitoring Officer) at joanne.cassar@eastleigh.gov.uk or 023 8068 8000.

Closing date: 21 June 2024
Interview date: 2 July 2024

To apply for this job please visit eastleighxcd.my.site.com.