Information Governance Manager – Democratic Services

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Information Governance Manager – Democratic Services
BURY, Greater Manchester
Interim Position

Bury 0007 CA0D / 1

Posted: 11th September 2023 10:08
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  • Pay Rate:

    £25.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • BURY, Greater Manchester,

    BL9 0SW

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Interim Information Governance Manager – Democratic Services

Reference no:  Bury 0007 CA0D / 1

Pay rate: £25.00 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

City: BURY

Hybrid working – in the office 3 days a week

An Information Governance Manager is required to be responsible for Information Governance and Data Protection across the Council and support in managing its information assets, working to achieve compliance with relevant legal and best practice standards. To be responsible for promoting the requirements and for all aspects of Information Governance and handling, including Information Security, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Information Management and access to information (e.g. the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulation). Responsible for defined aspects of Information Governance, which includes Data Protection, Confidentiality, Subject Access , Freedom of Information, Records Management and, where appropriate, Information and Cyber Security.

Additionally, to support new and emerging projects in respect to Information Governance that support delivery of the transformation agenda, including the customer contact and internal improvement programmes and be Information Governance contact for all GM projects. Previous Local Authority experience is required for this role.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on all matters pertaining to information governance and data protection, including providing expert guidance, interpretation and consultancy to senior managers and staff, in a consistent way, across all aspects of information governance, confidentiality, data protection, GDPR, Caldicott requirements, Subject Access Requests, Freedom of Information requests and other information governance standards, as applicable.
  • Work with the Council’s Senior Information Risk Owner, escalating issues of concern, or in the management of data security incidents, supporting the development of Data Protection Impact Assessments, reviewing Privacy Notices, and liaison with the Information Commissioner’s Office, and undertaking targeted compliance audits.
  • Supported by the Council’s SRO and DPO, ensure that the Council meets its obligations in providing timeous and accurate responses to requests for information under the information rights legislation that apply to local authorities. Take the lead in dealing with complaints and complex cases, either conducting internal reviews or supporting senior officers, and managing the overall process to ensure that the Council meets relevant requirements.
  • Manage the continued implementation of the Council’s Information Governance policies, procedures, and guidance, for approval by the appropriate Council committee as required, and ensure effective implementation and communication across the Council.
  • Remain appraised of current legislation, guidance and best practice in respect to information governance and data protection in order to lead, co-ordinate and promote any changes necessary to ensure continued compliance with the Data Protection Act and GDPR, ensuring these are clearly communicated and acted upon effectively, including translation of guidance into policies and procedures.
  • Supported by the Council’s SRO and DPO, develop and co-ordinate effective Information Governance within and across the organisation and with partner organisations as appropriate, ensuring appropriate mechanisms and infrastructure are in place to enable the sharing of information within and across partners as required
  • Under direction, develop the Information Governance work programme, including keeping under regular review supporting action plans, highlighting and seeking support to address areas falling below required levels.
  • Build robust relationships at all levels to engage all colleagues in the information governance agenda so as to ensure the successful delivery of their components of the work programme. Work closely with the Caldicott Guardian, SIRO or deputies on any Confidentiality or Data Protection issues and internal colleagues in respect to information security arrangements.
  • Required to regularly attend meetings during out of hours periods.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in a specialist area associated with the role desirable.
  • Specialist qualifications/ experience in information governance related topics for example but not limited to; Information Security, Information Risk Management, Data Protection, Freedom of Information, data subject/information access requests, Records Management, Caldecott Guardian.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development / management development.



  • Previous Local Authority experience is required for this role.
  • Previous experience of working in Information Governance roles within a Council /equivalent organisation with similar levels of complexities.
  • Experience of managing own workload and dealing with conflicting priorities.
  • Experience of developing policies and procedures and developing and delivering training.
  • Experience of working with Access to Information legislation and handling complex requests for information.



  • In-depth knowledge and practical application of data protection legislation, Caldicott principles and records management processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant statutory duties and services provided by Local Government.
  • Extensive working knowledge of information governance best practice standards and effective implementation.


Skills & Abilities:

  • A high level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to chair, plan, co-ordinate and positively contribute to meetings with senior management or other stakeholders.
  • Excellent planning, organising and time management skills. Delivering against tight deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy.
  • Ability to undertake complex, sensitive investigations, audits and appraisals of other people’s work. Ability to work with external auditors.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Able to regularly attend meetings during out of hours periods.


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Information Governance Manager – Democratic Services
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