Interim Information & Data Manager – IT

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Interim Information & Data Manager - IT
Interim Position

Oxfordshire 5216819

Posted: 20th September 2022 16:00
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  • Pay Rate:

    up to £34.95 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months


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Interim Information & Data Manager - IT   

Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5216819   

Pay Rate: up to £34.95 per hour PAYE depending on experience   

An experienced Information Governance professional who can lead a transformation programme for the Council’s Information Management Team.  You will have overall line management responsibility for the team and will redefine job roles to meet the changing need of the service.  First-rate interpersonal skills along with a track record in leading a high-performing team are prerequisites for this role.  You will report to the Council’s Head of Governance who sits in the Law and Governance Directorate   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • Lead, motivate and enable the Data Protection function, including delivering strategic objectives and plans for GDPR compliance, covering local and regional requirements and applying GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 together with specific assurance frameworks. 
  • Develop, communicate, implement and monitor Information Governance strategies, frameworks, policies and plans effectively to the business and senior management, using influencing and interpersonal skills to affect an organisational cultural change. Ensure these are reviewed regularly, remain fit for purpose and compliant with legislation. 
  • Lead on and take ownership of electronic information policies governing IT/IG practices, standards and procedures that comply with legislative, government and industry best practice standards concerning the security and the protection of information assets across the Council. 
  • Lead the development, management and implementation of strategies, policies, procedures and services and to be the lead expert in advising the organisation on Microsoft security compliance tools. 
  • Ensure that policies and associated training are in place to enable staff to manage information confidentially and securely and provide effective assurance mechanisms for information management and governance. 
  • Review information assurance risk assessment on processes and procedures and recommend appropriate risk management measures to senior management. 
  • Engage with and contribute to the Council’s Digital Transformation Programme, providing Information Governance advice where appropriate.  
  • Responsible for devising and delivering the education and training of staff with particular focus in Heads of Service who act as Information Asset Owners, on their responsibilities to and for Information Governance. 
  • Act as the lead professional responsible for the support and provision of technical specialist advice to heads of service to ensure they carry out their responsibility of being information asset owners in relation to information governance. 
  • To proactively provide advice and guidance on the Councils Information Management strategy to ensure that all necessary controls (such as information asset registers, data retention schedules, and shared space storage plans) are in place and maintained by all service areas 

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

  • BCS or equivalent qualification in Information Assurance/Information Security/Data Protection or be able to demonstrate relevant and appropriate knowledge, skills and/or experience 
  • Proven knowledge and understanding of data protection, data security and record management in a large-scale organisation 
  • Experienced project manager with good understanding of project management methodologies and systems 
  • Sound experience of information legislation, and the ability to interpret and relay to stakeholders 
  • Experience in providing detailed technical advice on the application and interpretation of the data protection legislation and specifically GDPR and freedom of information legislation 
  • Good organisational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task and work on own initiative with minimal supervision 
  • Ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and a commitment to teamwork 
  • Ability to build relationships with key internal, and external, stakeholders, and influence or constructively challenge as required 
  • Ability to act in accordance with the Council’s data requirements 

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. 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

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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Interim Information & Data Manager - IT
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