Information Governance Officer – Information Compliance

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Information Governance Officer – Information Compliance
Newham, London
Interim Position

GLA 0006 76E9 / 1

Posted: 20th September 2022 11:55
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.58 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • 6 months, potentially temp to perm

  • Newham, London,

    E16 1ZE

What's involved with this role:

Information Governance Officer – Information Compliance

Job Ref: GLA 0006 76E9 / 1

Pay Rate: £18.58 per hour PAYE (plus 38 days paid holiday)

Hybrid role: 2-3 days a week in the office. Equipment is provided for remote working.

To support the compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Data Protection Act and other information compliance regimes. Dealing with incoming FOIs, the successful candidate will have working knowledge of the FOIA and Data Protection Act.

The post holder will support the establishment and development of policies and processes to ensure that the organisation meets its commitments and complies with relevant information governance and data protection legislation. They will provide accurate advice on information governance and data protection matters ensuring good practice that supports corporate governance.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provide advice and support on Freedom of Information, data protection and information compliance issues.
  • Assist the Information Governance Manager in the development of guidance on Information compliance policies and procedures.
  • Maintain awareness of current issues by keeping up to date with developments in Freedom of Information, data protection and related areas.
  • Participate, with the Information Governance Manager and colleagues in the Technology Group in work to promote and implement electronic document and records management systems.
  • Coordinate maintenance of the publicly available information governance resources such as the Disclosure Log, FoIA performance reporting, and the Publication Scheme, along with maintaining presence on the Intranet.
  • Compile, analyse and distribute statistical information on Freedom of Information and information compliance including performance monitoring indicators.
  • Work with and support project teams and/or working parties, as appropriate, offering specialist advice to support information governance best-practice and compliance.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following criteria:


  • A relevant professional qualification e.g. British Computer Society (BCS) Certificate in Data Protection at Foundation or Practitioner level, BCS Practitioner Certificate in Freedom of Information, or recognised equivalents.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Knowledge / awareness of information access legislation - in particular, the Freedom of Information Act, Environment Information Regulations and UK General Data Protection Regulation / Data Protection Act 2018 gained by practical experience and or formal training.
  • Ability to develop a quick understanding of the organisation’s records management guidance and policies.
  • Well-developed IT skills in Microsoft Office software applications, particularly Word and Excel.


To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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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:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: GLA 0006 76E9 / 1
Information Governance Officer – Information Compliance
Client Category: Local Authority

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