Information Governance Assistant

£19698 - £23080
01 Apr 2021
11 Apr 2021
Job Ref
Resourcing Team
Contract Type
Working Pattern

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Council’s Information Governance team (IGT), based at the Council House. IG is a fast paced, high pressure environment with regular conflicting demands. Our function is to support the effective use and management of the Council’s information assets to realise maximum value whilst minimising Information-related risks to support the organisation’s compliance to information related legislation and regulations.   

Our team are experienced and supportive professionals, passionate about the field of IG and enjoy the challenges that it undoubtedly offers. Working together in promoting a culture of information compliance and information governance best practices across the organisation, the Information Governance team provides expert support to Coventry City Council in ensuring its compliance to relevant information legislation and regulations.

What is the job role?

In this role you will provide support to the team in the provision of advice and guidance on IG matters. You will be required to process requests for information from members of the public and or other Authorities/organisations, identifying and applying any applicable legislation in your decision making. In your daily management of administration of the IG function you will often be managing multiple tasks simultaneously, working to strict deadlines. The role requires strict confidentiality, as you will be handling sensitive personal data as standard. 

Who are we looking for?

You will possess excellent administrative skills, have strong attention to detail and have highly developed organisational and communication skills with the ability to work on your own initiative. The protection and security of personal information is paramount, not only in what we do as an organisation but also in the advice we give as the IG function. Previous experience of handling information requests (FOI, Subject Access Requests, Police Disclosure or equivalent) or experience in another field related to meeting legislative requirements is desired. Knowledge of the UK GDPR and/or the Data Protection Act 2018 would be an advantage.

Please note: CV's are not accepted when applying for this role. When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement. Please ensure you demonstrate your suitability for this post in line with the person specification attached below. 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Previous applicants need not apply.

Interview date(s): week commencing 19th April

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

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