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Information Assurance Assistant

University of Essex - OVC

Location: Colchester
Salary: £22,847 to £26,341 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th November 2021
Closes: 12th December 2021
Job Ref: REQ05356

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor (OVC)

The OVC comprises of staff based on our Colchester and Southend campuses.

Members of the University’s senior management team are based in the OVC, including the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Registrar & Secretary, Pro-Vice-Chancellors for Research and Education, Deputy Registrars, Dean of Partnerships, Dean of Postgraduate Research and Education, Chief of Staff, Deputy University Secretary, Assistant Registrar, and the Campus Manager (Southend).

The OVC is also home to four teams who provide dedicated support to the University’s management and governance functions. These teams:

  • manage the University’s information assurance functions;
  • support Council and its committees;
  • provide high-level PA support for the OVC’s senior management team; and
  • manage the Southend campus.

Duties of the Role

Working with colleagues across the University, the Information Assurance Assistant will ensure accurate and timely responses for queries raised under the Freedom of Information Act and UK GDPR; provide a first port of call for basic enquiries; and ensure that the University’s data protection web pages and publication schemes are kept up to date.  The Information Assurance Assistant will also work closely with other teams in the OVC, supporting the team during periods of absence, handling and resolving administration queries, by phone, email and in person.

A full list of duties can be found within the attached jobpack.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will be qualified to A-Level or equivalent standard and will have experience in working accurately and with attention to detail within a defined framework or set of rules.  You will have a good understanding of the meaning and importance of confidentiality and demonstrate excellent personal organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and to work to competing deadlines. You will be a first-rate communicator, with an understanding of how to deliver good customer care.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place

Please use the 'Apply' button to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 876559.

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