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Information Governance Officer

Job summary

£31266 - £35813
Glasgow and Edinburgh
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
30 June 2021 at midnight
IRC86219 E
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Information Governance Officer within the Directorate of Agriculture and Rural Economy based in Edinburgh. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Information Governance & Services team supports both the Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Economy, and the Directorate for Sustainable Land Use and Rural Policy. As a centralised service it provides effective monitoring oversight, advice and guidance on best practice information governance (FOI, GDPR / Data Protection, Information Asset record management, information handling requirements and regulatory compliance); plus provides an information hub for data extraction, analysis, data sharing and production of numeric business intelligence.This is both an important support and case management role, which requires applicants to have a robust level of knowledge and understanding of Information governance requirements and compliance best practice. The successful candidate will be expected to engage with training and gain a recognised qualification or certification in Information Governance; if not already held.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss. 

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. An intermediate or advanced understanding of data protection, information governance and compliance best practice, privacy principles and the regulatory framework surrounding access to information; including but not limited to GDPR, DPA 2018,FOI(S)A, EIRs, Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations and The Law Enforcement Directive, plus proven robust experience of case handling/ monitoring/reviewing and providing compliance guidance on Information Assets management, Data Sharing Agreements and Data Protection Impact Assessments.
2. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively, at all levels, with a wide range of customers and stakeholders.
3. Very good written and verbal skills, including a proven ability to collate, analyse and present key information clearly and concisely in reports, plus ability to explain complex regulations to a variety of audiences, and levels.
4. Proven planning and organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise, manage and align a varied workload in order to meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure.

Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
• UK nationals
• nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
• nationals of the Republic of Ireland
• nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
• relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
• certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Olusola Owolabi by email at Olusola.Owolabi@gov.scot.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.  

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the resourcing team via recruitment@gov.scot.

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