Schools Assurance Officer - Ref: RT42618

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Walsall Borough
G5 £19,238-£22,434 per annum
08 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
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Schools Assurance Officer – Ref: RT42618

Salary G5 £19,238-£22,434 per annum

This post is fixed term for two years

Are you experienced in administration and have a good understanding of local government and data protection requirements?

Are you passionate about the protection of personal data and its appropriate use to support service delivery and have an appetite to develop your skills further?

Do you have good communication and organisational skills and can interface with officers and managers at all levels?

Walsall Council is looking to appoint a Schools Assurance Officer for our schools traded DPO service. In this key role, you will work closely with the Data Protection Manager in supporting the provision of excellent information and advice, monitoring compliance requirements regarding GDPR and Data Protection Legislation in particular, and support the Information Governance Team, other members of staff and third parties.

You will work with services and schools to ensure information governance principles and practices are embedded in everything we do by creating and publishing policies, procedures and guidance, and therefore excellent verbal and written communication skills are important.

As part of our ongoing commitment to make Walsall Council an excellent employer, we offer a range of employee benefits to suit individual lifestyles such as flexible working, generous holiday entitlement, training and development, employee assistance programmes and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.  Most importantly, working for Walsall Council gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to better the lives of the people we serve – the residents and organisations of this diverse Borough.

Make no mistake, the role is challenging but varied and you will be supported by a committed and talented workforce.  If you are ready to take on this exciting opportunity, apply now to earn your place working for this exciting organisation.

Still have questions?  Call or email Paul Withers on telephone 01922 650970 or email for an informal chat.

Additional information

View our Corporate Plan

View our Corporate Workforce Strategy

View our ICT strategy

For this role the successful candidates must undergo a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.  BPSS is the minimum standard to ensure the identity and integrity of an employee who has access to official information using secure networks linking central government and local authorities.  A BPSS check involves four main elements; Identity Check, National and Immigration Status, Employment History (last 3 years) and Verification of Criminal Record (unspent convictions only). 

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. 

The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with all levels of staffing and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 February 2019

Interviews will take place on Thursday 7 March 2019

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