Data Protection Compliance Officer

  • Employer: Knowsley Council
  • Salary: £38,553 - £39,571 per annum
  • Location: Huyton Municipal, Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9UX
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Closing Date: 07/08/2022 at 23:57
  • Reference: CVP 0393a

Please note this post is a  2 Year Fixed Term Contract 

Information Governance provides service support and guidance on the UK General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, Freedom of Information Act 2000, Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and Records Management. 

To work with the Council’s Data Protection Officer and Senior Solicitor (Employment and Information Governance) in ensuring that the Council meets a high level of compliance with data protection law and in embedding a culture of data protection and information security within the Council

To advise on all data protection issues within the Council including the assessment and mitigation of risk, giving advice and guidance to staff and external partners and providers where appropriate.

To work with the Council’s Data Protection Officer and Senior Solicitor (Employment and Information Governance) to ensure all schools in the Knowsley area meet a high level of compliance with data protection law and embed a culture of data protection and information security within each school.

To act on occasion as the nominated statutory Data Protection Officer for schools that have bought into the Service Level Agreement (SLA) and ensuring those schools comply with the requirements of the UK General Data Protection regulation (UK GDPR).

To work with the Council’s Data Protection Officer and Senior Solicitor (Employment and Information Governance) in developing strategies and systems and giving advice to staff and external partners and providers where appropriate in respect of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (the Regulations) particularly in respect of the lawful use of exemptions under the Act and exceptions under the Regulations

To assist the Council’s Data Protection Officer in dealing with complaints and/or requests from the Information Commissioner’s Office relating to respect of requests for information under the Act or the Regulations.

In addition to essential criteria under personal attributes and circumstances , communication and health & safety outlined within the person specification the following essential experience/qualifications are required to do the role:

  • Expert knowledge of the UK General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018 and related legislation, guidance and best practice
  • Extensive knowledge of best practice in relation to Information Sharing and Data Processing Agreements
  • Expert knowledge of relevant Information Rights legislation such as the Freedom of Information Act, EIR and Local Government Transparency Code
  • Experience of data protection and information governance within a large organisation.
  • Experience of providing advice and assistance on dealing with Subject Access Requests and Requests for Disclosure

 

Interviews are likely to be scheduled week commencing 15 August 2022

For an informal discussion about the role please contact:

Elise White, Data Protection Officer

KMBCData.ProtectionOfficer@knowsley.gov.uk

How to apply

Please apply online by clicking the link below. Please note applications cannot be considered without the completion of the form in full 

This vacancy is now closed