Senior Information Officer

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Senior Information Officer
Contract / Temporary

Liverpool RQ786635

Posted: 19th January 2023 11:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.89 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1 month


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Senior Information Officer   

Reference no: Liverpool RQ786635   

Pay rate £19.89 per hour PAYE   

Working alongside the incumbent Senior Information Officer and reporting to the Head of Democratic & Information Services, this role offers you an exciting opportunity to support the information governance processes of Liverpool Council. Your work will be varied across the whole range of information governance activity and will include particular focus on support Freedom of Information and Data Protection processes, co-ordinating response processes across all the directorates in the Council and will lead on preparing responses for those requests requiring public interest considerations. You will also work to ensure the Council complies with the associated statutory requirements and deadlines for performance 

Key responsibilities: 


  • To lead on the delivery of technical and legal support services for schools across Liverpool and the City Region under formal Service Level Agreements.  
  • To assist the Head of Service in provision of technical and advice in respect of the City Council’s Information Governance systems to ensure the ongoing development of policy and compliance frameworks, including support to third party organisations.  
  • To lead on the co-ordination, delivery and monitoring of information governance services to Liverpool and City Region schools under Service Level Agreement frameworks.  
  • To support third party organisations and schools through the provision of training, support and technical guidance as required by the contractual commitments of the Information Team.  
  • To undertake a process of continuous review and work with the Head of Service to review and improve the discharge of information governance functions by the City Council.  
  • To support the Head of Service in the development and ongoing review of the City Council’s Publication Scheme, Corporate Requests Management Guidance and Corporate Requests Appeal Processes. 
  • To support the Head of Service in the management, oversight and provision of advice in respect of the City Council’s Information Governance arrangements including compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environment Information Regulations requests and Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 for the City Council.  
  • To assist and support the provision of information, advice and guidance in relation to retention process and compliances with individual’s rights of access.  
  • To support the Head of Service in the assurance of compliance with Local Government data handling guidelines. 
  • To liaise on behalf of the City Council in communications with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) as directed by the Head of Service 

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

  • ***Qualification details and all other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) - please give full details within your CV document.  
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation. 
  • Strong IT skills using Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite). 


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. 

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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: 

  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: Liverpool RQ786635
Senior Information Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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