Information Governance Manager

Salary: Grade 11, £41,881 – £45,859 per annum

As the Information Governance Manager, you will deputise for the Strategic Lawyer – Resources, as and when required.

You will have overall operational responsibility for the following areas:

  • Information Governance,
  • General Data Protection Regulations,
  • Freedom of Information,
  • Risk Stratification,
  • Subject Access Requests
  • Police Disclosures

You will be responsible for the development, maintenance and auditing of information governance documents, policies, privacy notices, guidelines and procedures for the work undertaken by clients including the investigation of any complaints or challenges received.

You will be the single point of contact for the Information Commissioner.

You will work closely with Senior Leadership, Elected Members, Trade Unions, Partner Organisations and other key stakeholders from across the public and private sector to deliver the Council’s transformational work streams and The Deal priorities ensuring appropriate governance models are in place and data protection impact assessments have been completed.

You will also be responsible for providing leadership to a team of Information Governance professionals and for the development of a culture which places a strong emphasis on collaborative working and shared goals.

About you:

You will hold an Information Systems Examination Board (ISED) certificate in Data Protection, ISEB in Information risk management or a legal qualification (Admitted Solicitor entitled to a current practicing certificate, the qualification of Barrister or Legal Executive) or be able to demonstrate significant relevant experience and knowledge of Information Governance Law.

You will have significant experience in at least three areas from the list below:

  • Information Governance
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Freedom of Information
  • Risk Stratification
  • Subject Access Requests
  • Police Disclosures

You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated and professional individual who has experience of providing high level advice relating to information governance to assist and guide clients when making decisions.

You will need to have experience of developing documents, policies and procedures relating to information governance in similar public or private sector organisations and undertaking audits related to information governance.

You will need to engage, inspire and care to achieve service developments, transformation and a culture of continuous improvement.

About us:

Wigan Council has been voted ‘Council of the Year’ at the 2019 LGC Awards and has recently published The Deal 2030, our ambitious plan for our borough. We are signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment ensuring that your service will be continuous or ‘unbroken’ between the supporting organisations.

Our dedicated in-house information governance team provides high quality advice to Senior Leaders, Elected Members, Council Officers, partner organisations and other key stakeholders across the public and private sector on a range of information governance matters.

We aim to offer services which are good value for money, innovative in their approach and delivery, risk aware not risk averse and open to doing things differently. We adopt a collaborative approach with all our clients’ ensuring we are embedded in all their processes and decision making.

We are committed to the continuous professional development of our staff which includes the payment of professional fees, a wide range of training opportunities and potential for management development.

As an employer we like to thank our employees for their hard work and commitment by giving them the opportunity to access a range of exclusive rewards and benefits.

Covid Safe

Wigan Council are proud to be a Covid safe organisation. For some of this role you will be required to work from home and connect with your team and others virtually. However, there may be occasions where you are required to go into a council building to carry out part of your role. The health and wellbeing of our staff is of utmost importance to us and if you are required to use a council building, a risk assessment will be conducted beforehand and the appropriate safety measures put in place.

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Interview date: Week Commencing Monday 15 November 2021

Interviews will be held remotely

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