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Information Governance Project Lead

Information Governance Officer

Locum position - 4 months+

£30 - £35 umbrella per hour (DOE)

My client is a large public sector organisation seeking an experienced Information Governance specialist to join their in-house Team for an initial 4 month locum position. This role is ideal for an experienced Information Governance specialist who wants to build on their existing skill set and add to their CV. It affords the opportunity to hone FOI skills alongside developing an in house training and processes guide for future new members of the team.

You will be required to provide support to process new FOI requests and undertake a project to write the FOI processes and policies to provide a structured process to follow in future. The team manages 2-3 new requests each week, so workloads are manageable and realistic. You will act as a point of contact on a variety of files relating to FOI requests. The role requires:-

The successful applicant will undertake a review of current processes and guidance related to FOI and SAR and assess the changes required to internal policies. You will have experience of writing your own exemptions and will have ideally written policies and guidance in previous roles.

The role requires sensitivity, tact, diplomacy and empathy together with excellent communication skills, in addition to maintaining confidentiality and high level of records management. You will act as a point of contact on a variety of files relating to IG matters. Daily duties include:-

  • Someone who has a strong working knowledge of the FOI and DP legislation.
  • Receiving and prioritising requests for information and records exercising appropriate confidentiality, providing advice and practical support to customers making information requests.
  • A candidate with experience and knowledge of documenting FOI policies and processes.
  • Someone who has considerable experience of the exemptions and writing public interest tests independently.
  • Experience of processing SARS would also be advantageous, but not essential

This role would be ideal for candidates who have previously working within the IG remit within the NHS or possible local government or a university setting. This role shall be worked on a remote basis and all IT and other necessary equipment shall be couriered to the successful applicant's address. This is a full time role (36.5 hours) and my client is in the fortunate position that they can offer a great deal of flexibility as to when and how those hours are worked each week.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office.

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