Information Officer (6 month contract)

Recruiter
University of London
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Information Officer 6 month FTC- The London Borough of Croydon

This is a 6-month fix term position that will begin in May 2019. Please note we are shortlisting immediately, Interviews will take place on the w/c 22 and 29 April 2019 so please apply with your CV immediately no cover letter required. The salary is £450 per week.

Interviews will be conducted on w/c 22 and 29 of April 2019

The Council

Croydon is Digital Council of the Year and is a distinctive and diverse place and is London's most populated borough. Croydon is about to undergo the biggest development and regeneration programme since the 1960s with £3bn of investment flowing into the borough over the next five years, building a positive future for residents and businesses alike.

The Role

Acting as the main contact for members of the public who make requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 or Data Protection Act 2018. This role ensures that all Freedom Of Information requests and Subject Access Requests (SAR) are accurately and fully recorded onto the relevant systems, tracks their progress, ensures that they are responded to, and ensures statutory deadlines are met. The role is also a key liaison with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

* Provide expert advice and guidance across the organisation to Head of service, managers and team leaders on information policies, procedures and strategy as well as other internal stakeholders.

* Develop and share best practice throughout the organisation relating to information management and playing a key role within associated projects and gaining an overview of the services that the council delivers.

* Investigate data losses and protect data subjects rights and reputation of council as a data controller.

The Ideal Candidate

* Degree or appropriate experience

* Effective communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to address all levels of staff and external third parties to influence and achieve required goals

* Ability to effectively impart detailed knowledge and give clear and accurate advice

* Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise and ensure targets are met

* Investigative skills with strong report writing skills, collate data and present findings in a clear manner

* Good analytical skills, and methodical with strong attention to detail

* Strong decision making skills

* Maintain confidentiality of personal/sensitive information

* Work in with a flexible approach to meet team objectives

* Able to think creatively and find ways around problems

* Able to work well in a team, as well as on own initiative

* Motivated and determined to deliver a high quality of service

* A consistently positive attitude to change

* Flexible and adaptable to a continuously developing, changing and complex environment

* Able to build and maintain strong relationships with different types of customers

* Working knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act (2000), the Data Protection Act (2018), the General Data Protection Regulation (2018) and Caldicott Principles

* Working knowledge of Information Commissioners Code of Practice

* Knowledge of information security

* Knowledge of records management

* Understanding of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and the part it plays within local authorities around information Management

* Good working knowledge of all Microsoft packages, as well as other computer packages

* Able to acquire an understanding of the broader operating context of the Council

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