Derby City Council Jobs – 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
Job category/type
Job description
Directorate: Corporate Resources
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Location: The Council House
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. They will assist in relation to advising on DPIAs and drafting Information Processing and Sharing Agreements. In addition, the successful applicant will develop and lead on the provision of sold service offerings to third parties such as schools that will include advice on all areas of Information Governance.
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 review the job description and person specification. If you want to discuss the post or need any further details regarding this post, please contact the Deputy Data Protection Officer on:
[email protected]
or 01332 255025
Interviews will be conducted digitally via Skype and applicants will be provided with a meeting link alongside notification that their application has been progressed to interview stage.
Please apply for the position by emailing a CV and cover letter to
[email protected]
All new starters will automatically start at the bottom of the grade.

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