Principal IG Officer

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£40,876 - £42,821
03 Mar 2021
28 Mar 2021
Job role
Contract Type

This job is temporary for up to 12 months due to funding

The Principal Information Governance Officer is a new generic role to provide operational management of the Council’s Information Governance Team.

About the Role:

You will be required to manage a team of Information Governance Officers and Information Governance Assistants, as well as supporting services with their IG requirements, ensuring Council meets legislative obligations and acting as deputy DPO.

Your areas of responsibility will include oversight of Council’s Information Security approach, UK GDPR compliance in particular effective risk assessment across all instances of personal data collection and ensuring the effective operation of the Council’s Central Archive.

You must be highly knowledgeable of the UK data protection, FOI and EIR legislation and be able to discuss and explain legislative requirements in a positive and open manner.


Closing date  

28 March 2021, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Important Information

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