Derby City Council Jobs 2023 – Governance Officer

  • Full Time
  • Derby

Website Derby City Council

Application closing date
Working Pattern
Full time
Grade H £30,984 – £33,486 a year
Contractual hours
Full time
Job category/type
Job description
Directorate: Corporate Resurces – Information Services
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract type: Fixed Term – 12 months
Location: The Council House
Internal secondment opportunities are welcomed subject to management approval and business needs of the local authority.
About the role…
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Information Governance team at Derby City Council.
The successful applicant will help the team to advise and support internal and external customers on compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and UK General Data Protection Regulation. This role has a particular focus on Public Health related Council projects and contract awards. They will assist in relation to advising on DPIAs and drafting Information Processing and Sharing Agreements.
Skills Required…
The role holder must have the following skills:
  • Experience working in a similar position in local government to gain advanced theoretical, practical and procedural knowledge in all aspects of information governance legislative requirements
  • An extensive and in-depth knowledge of DPA and UK GDPR
  • High level of literacy and numeracy skills for the development of policies, procedures, communications, training courses, report writing and self-assessment audits
  • Ability to understand and carefully analyse complex information and adjudicate on its best outcome for the Council so as to ensure legislative compliance
  • Knowledge of and understanding of the workings of the Information Commissioner’s Office in terms of its role, the sanctions it can apply etc.
  • Experience of advising senior officers on information governance related issues
  • Experience of reviewing and drafting information governance related policies
  • Experience of managing and implementing projects working to deadlines
Benefits of working with us
Employee benefits include;
  • Discount Schemes
  • Cycle2work scheme
  • Employee Passport to Leisure
  • Work-life balance scheme
  • Childcare Plus
Please apply for the position by emailing your CV and a cover letter to
[email protected]
Please be aware that where there are staff within the organisation who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy, requirements to redeploy to another suitable role will apply and take priority.
All new starters will automatically start at the bottom of the grade.

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