Information Governance Manager (FTC Until February 2020)

Acorn Recruitment Ltd
Cardiff, UK
31 May 2019
29 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Client

Acorn is recruiting on behalf of our client who is looking for an Information Governance Manager to join their team on a FTC until February 2020. The purpose of the post is to help the business achieve a high standard of information governance as well as longer-term improvements in how, as an organisation, they handle and manage information.

The role is a cornerstone of accountability for Data Protection in the Commission. You will facilitate compliance through the implementation of accountability tools such as assisting with or carrying out data protection impact assessments and audits. You will also act as an intermediary between relevant stakeholders e.g. the ICO, data subjects, business units within the Commission and the wider public sector.

The Role

You will be responsible for the following:

* Develop information governance policies for the Commission and to maintain and update the Information Governance Framework;
* Develop guidance and implement an information governance awareness and training programme to support the policies;
* Develop and monitor procedures and processes relating to information governance;
* Co-ordinate and maintain oversight of information asset registers and information risk management;
* Report to the Senior Information Risk Owner and support them in preparing the SIRO Annual Report;
* Provide support to the Commission's network of Information Asset Owners and Information Officers;
* Be the subject specific expert for issues relating to data protection within the organisation; and inform, advise and issue recommendations to the Commission and its employees about their obligations under the legislation;
* Work closely with colleagues in legal services on the provision of advice and to advise and support business areas in understanding their data protection obligations;
* Maintain a record of, and monitor for compliance, all data processing undertaken within the Commission; and develop and manage an audit programme to monitor and ensure data protection compliance;
* Provide advice to the Commission SIRO; Maintain a close working relationship with the Commission's Executive Board and oversee compliance with data protection and information governance by service area Information Asset Owners. Where necessary attend Executive Board and all meetings at senior and middle management level where decisions with data protection implications are taken;
* Be visible, approachable and accessible with strong interpersonal and negotiating skills with the ability to influence behaviours at all levels in the organisation, to ensure compliance;
* Develop and co-ordinate a risk management and compliance framework for data protection to ensure activities and systems are compliant; and assess the risks associated with data processing operations;
* Provide advice to the Commission on whether or not Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) should be undertaken, advise colleagues who are undertaking DPIAs, and provide advice as to whether its conclusions comply with the legislation;
* Manage and maintain all data protection-related policies and guidance, and ensure data protection training and awareness procedures and activities are in place;
* Maintain the Commission's registration with the Information Commissioner Office (ICO) and act as a contact point for the ICO;
* Develop and maintain relationships with other Information Governance Managers and DPOs across the other UK parliaments and wider Public Sector to share knowledge and best practices;
* Develop and oversee the breach management process;
* Lead on the resolution of complaints from data subjects, staff and the general public, and in dealing with requests by individuals made under the legislation.

The Candidate

* Experience and knowledge of national DPA law including an expertise in European data protection laws and practice;
* Experience of working in, advising on, and delivering on all aspects of data protection and compliance;
* Experience in undertaking Data Protection Impact Assessments; producing privacy notices; and providing advice on complex data protection matter;
* Proven experience in a risk environment having demonstrated ability to identify, prioritise and resolve issues promptly and effectively in a practical manner;
* Ability to create relationships with key stakeholders and actively promote data protection within the organisation.


* Paying a basic salary of between £31,046 - £37,647.
* Monday to Friday working hours (37 hours a week)
* 31 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
* FTC until February 2020.

Apply today for immediate consideration.

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