Information Manager

  • Location
    South Croydon, Greater London
  • Category
    Public Sector - Public Sector
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    5812

JOB TITLE: Information Manager
LOCATION: Working from home, and some travel to office in Croydon
PAY RATE: £ 23.22 paye
START DATE: ASAP
DURATION 3 month rolling contract
IR35 STATUS: Inside



Role Purpose:


The Information Manager and their team will drive forward the IM agenda on a day-to-day basis. Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) running the IM programme (e.g. training, communication, policy review), putting in place appropriate Records Management across the council and being the single point of contact for IM



Key accountability's:



  • Assisting the service manager and head of service in providing effective leadership, management and communication within the specific service area

  • The management and delivery of the Information Management service and strategy function. The remit of the role covers developing effective records management, developing and implementing Information management policy and procedures, developing a robust audit framework for reviewing Council data management and quality, implementing robust information security governance and designing and delivering with Learning and development effective information management training and support programme.

  • Managing FOI/EIR requests as set out in the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Managing requests in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection regulations.

  • The role and service will lead on IM related projects and the corporate reporting schedule - in line with proposed internal governance structure (IMSG, DMT highlight reports, leadership etc.)

  • Monitor the delivery of own service area against agreed targets, timescales and resources. Ensure appropriate action and interventions are taken to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Coordinating the IM Agenda on a day-to-day basis

  • Management of information retrieval process

  • Compilation and maintenance of corporate (and business unit) record retention schedules such as the Information Asset Register

  • Manage the FOI and DP function



Knowledge and experience:



  • Information management qualification, minimum of certificate of higher education, more likely degree and ideally chartered membership of appropriate information management body

  • Experience or qualification in Records Management/ archives management

  • Good understanding of information access and public records legislation

  • Experience of managing FOI and DP requests and/or legal background (or the ability to clearly demonstrate transferable skills)

  • Able to understand developing IT advances and work towards "future proofing" of information assets











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