Information Governance Officer

England, London
£26000 - £28000 per annum
16 Feb 2021
16 Mar 2021
JN -012021-2002481
Rebekah Brown
Job Title
Practice Area
Data Protection
PQE Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The role of Information Governance Officer is to assist the DPO in responding to all information requests within the statutory timeframe.

Client Details

Public agency


  • Respond to all information requests within the statutory timeframe, including liaising with all areas of the organisation to obtain relevant information.
  • Assist with the design and development of records management processes and undertake records surveys.
  • Provide guidance and support to colleagues to embed good records management practice, in particular, relating to the retention and disposal of records, access controls and the development of file plans.
  • Liaise with colleagues to ensure my clients FOI Publication Scheme is kept up to date.
  • Assisting the Data Protection Officer with other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this job as required.
  • To incorporate the my client values into your work each day- professionalism, respect, integrity, collaboration and improvement.


1. IT skills - MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and SharePoint

2. Proven ability to plan and organise workload, and manage time effectively to meet tight deadlines

3. A good understanding of freedom of information and data protection laws and best practice

4. A good understanding of public sector transparency, including publication schemes

5. Recent practical experience of records management

6 and practical experience of current records management issues and applying principles of good practice

7. Experience of handling requests under freedom of information legislation

8. Experience working in a confidential environment demonstrating a high level of personal integrity, discretion and objective independence when dealing with sensitive or confidential matters

9. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential and a high level of written and oral communication, in particular the ability to provide clear, accurate advice orally and in writing

10. Ability to work inclusively and flexibly in a diverse and inclusive work environment in a team and independently with colleagues at all levels

11. An understating of the key principles and requirements of data protection legislation

Job Offer

3 month FTC