Information Governance Officer

Salary £32,234 – £33,728 per annum

Post Ref: RELE01008      

Closing Date:  Friday 10th September 2021.

Governance – Legal Services. Preston City Council is proud to be serving the City of Preston, with our three key priorities of: Your Council, Your City and Fairness for You.

In 2018, Preston was identified as the most improved UK City according to Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s Good Growth for Cities index, highlighting the great progress the City has made – and is still making – alongside partners in the City.

The Council is focused on achieving a sustainable budget while delivering its key priorities.  In particular, it has recently gathered increasing national attention for its focus on community wealth building, enhancing financial inclusion and supporting local businesses.  Against a background of austerity the Council has single-mindedly focused on building the local economy and providing quality services to residents.

An exciting opportunity has now arisen within Legal Services for the role of Information Governance Officer.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing direction, support and advice to the Council, in matters relating to Information Governance and ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation.  These include (but are not limited to), The UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), The Data Protection Act 2018, The Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA), Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and The Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

The successful candidate will advise the Council on matters relating to effective management of information, including (but not limited to) records retention and disposal, information sharing and disclosures of information.

If you have any queries or would like an informal discussion about this position, please contact Nabil Patel Information Governance Officer, at or 01772 906849.

Preston City Council is committed to maximising its resources, and is dedicated to coaching and developing its employees.  The Council is a family-friendly employer, operating an excellent flexi-time scheme to support a healthy work/life balance.

 Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Apply on-line at  alternatively telephone the 24 hour recruitment line on 01772 906914, quoting the vacancy reference number for an application pack.

Completed forms must be returned to Human Resources, 1st Floor, Town Hall or emailed to