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Governance Officer

Employer
Telford & Wrekin Council
Location
Telford, Shropshire
Salary
£22,627 to £24,491
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Sector
Public and Third sector, Central Government
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

37 hours per week

  • To facilitate the administration of the Councils legal responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations and to provide advice, guidance and support to the Council (officers and members) relating to the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations and internal policy requirements.
  • To support the administration and processing of all types of insurance claims made by or against the Council using the claims database

Major tasks include:

  • The administration of the council’s legal responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations, supporting when appropriate any investigations into data security incidents
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations and directives in relation to the Freedom of Information and the Environmental Information Regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with procedures for handling, in particular recording information and responding to all requests for information. This includes non-disclosure exemptions under the both the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations only.
  • To provide advice, guidance and support to council officers and members relating to Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations, data security and information governance.

Provide information to the Information Governance Officer to support any appeals that are received against the Council’s decision in respect of requests for information

For further information on the role please click on the job description and person specification which is available below.

Please complete the online application form as CVs will not be accepted.

We are committed to equality and diversity.

Supporting documents
Final Governance Officer jd.docx

Company

Why work for Telford & Wrekin Council?

As a co-operative council, the work environment is innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.

You will be joining an organisation that works hard on a personal and professional level, and most importantly, an administration that serves local communities to the highest possible standards. And, as a council employee, you are entitled to a range of excellent terms and conditions like flexible working hours, a modern working environment and, career progress.

What’s in it for you?

  • Good work/life balance. Work from home. Annual pay increments. Training courses and workshops. Annual Personal Professional Development (APPD) Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Discount on products and services, such as theme parks and discounted travel. Free parking for employees.
Find Us
Website:
Telephone
01952 380000
Location
Addenbrooke House
Ironmasters Way
Telford
Shropshire
TF3 4NT
GB
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