Information Management Officer

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Colindale, London (Greater)
£34,884.00 - £38,883.00 Per Annum
01 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

We are looking for a friendly, self-starting and motivated individual who can work as part of a team, dealing with conflicting priorities in order to provide a timely and responsive operational service to the Records and Information Management Team and wider Council. The successful candidate must be able to adapt to ever changing priorities and manage multiple cases at any one time.

The role requires someone with a high level of proven experience and knowledge in all aspects of Records and Information Management.

As part of the corporate team responsible for providing assurance to the council and Senior Management Team, you will be required to ensure that the council's information is effectively supported at every stage throughout the information management lifecycle. You will be a key point of contact within the team and will be responsible for providing high quality advice and guidance in all areas of records and information management, such as:

  • Freedom of Information Act (FOI)
  • Environmental Information Regulations (EIR)
  • Records Management (RM)
  • Privacy and Data Protection (DP)
  • Transparency & Open Data

You will be expected to manage your own workload with minimal supervision and be capable of applying critical thinking in the management of cases. In particular, recognising and addressing risk and having due regard for the sensitivity of certain information. You will be required to uphold and promote high standards of records and information handling. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Proven experience of at least two years of managing requests for information under both the FOI/EIR and DP regimes and providing high quality advice and guidance on data protection legislation
  • Excellent working knowledge of the FOI/EIR and transparency legislation
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Data Protection legislation, and proven experience of drafting of Information Sharing Agreements and Data Processor Agreements.
  • Experience in handling breach investigations, information management complaints and internal reviews.
  • Good working knowledge of the information lifecycle and records management principles and practice, and ability to provide advice and guidance on retention and destruction processes.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and apply records and information management legislation into local authority process and procedures
  • Ability to establish strong and effective working relationships with colleagues across the council.
  • Ability to manage own workload and to meet statutory and internally set deadlines, operating effectively both alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, senior management, Members, customers, providing tailored guidance and support as appropriate.

Additional Information

In addition to excellent development and career opportunities we have generous employee benefits:

- 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Access to Employee benefits scheme 

We appreciate that not all employees want the same rewards and benefits package. Therefore, at Barnet we have a flexible benefits offer that can be tailored made to suit an individual’s preference such as trading in pension contributions for a higher salary; this has been reflected in the higher end of the salary. We will be happy to discuss and consider individual options during the recruitment process.

Barnet is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jon Hill at or by telephone at 0208 359 7202.

This job advert closes at 23:59 on Friday 30th October 2020.

If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview the week commencing Monday 9th November 2020.