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Information Governance Officer

Heriot-Watt University

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £36,023 to £44,263 Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 30th November 2023
Closes: 2nd January 2024
Job Ref: 3460

Working Pattern: 1 FTE, 35 hours weekly hybrid role, open-ended

Directorate Name: Governance and Legal Services (GaLS)

Role Description

Joining the University during an exciting period of digital transformation, the role holder will work collaboratively and supportively with other members of the Information Governance team to provide timely, expert advice and guidance to the University community on lifecycle information governance, play a key collaborative role in the delivery of the Information and Records Management Programme, and help to embed data protection by design within strategic and operational activities.

Detailed Description

The role holder will provide specialist information and records management and data protection advice and expertise to enable the University to optimise use of information and manage information risks throughout the information lifecycle. Reporting to the Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer (HIG&DPO) and working collaboratively and seamlessly with other members of the Information Governance team, the role holder will:

  • Work with the Records Manager to recommend information governance policy, procedures, and guidance to manage the consistent and effective use of information and records throughout their lifecycle across the Global University

Education, qualifications and experience Essential

  • Educated to degree level with a postgraduate/professional qualification in information governance including a strong focus on records management and data protection; or substantial relevant experience as an information governance practitioner able to evidence in-depth data protection knowledge at a professional level
  • Strong digital capabilities and skills including proven knowledge and experience of using Microsoft 365 and and the ability and willingness to learn new digital skills and capabilities appropriate to the role and how it evolves 

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UK time) on Tuesday 2nd January 2024

Please submit via the Heriot-Watt on-line recruitment system (1) Cover letter describing your interest and suitability for the post; (2) Full CV

In person interviews to be held on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th January 2024.

Informal enquiries about the role can be emailed to Ann Jones, Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer A.E.Jones@hw.ac.uk or Anne Grzybowski, Records Manager a.grzybowski@hw.ac.uk.

At Heriot Watt we are passionate about our values and look to them to connect our people globally and to help us collaborate and celebrate our success through working together. Our research programmes can deliver real world impact which is achieved through the diversity of our international community and the recognition of creative talent that connects our global team.

Our flourishing community will give you the freedom to challenge and to bring your enterprising mind and to help our partners with solutions that can be applied now and in the future. Join us and Heriot Watt will provide you with a platform to thrive and work in a way that also helps you live your life in balance with well-being and inclusiveness at the heart of our global community.

We welcome and will consider flexible working patterns e.g. part-time working and job share options.

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