Data Protection Officer
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Harrow Council is the 12th largest London borough by area and one of the most culturally diverse local authorities in the UK, making it a great place to live, work and visit. Located 10 miles from the city centre and just 13 minutes to Euston from Harrow & Wealdstone station there are great transport links via the Metropolitan Line, Watford DC Line and national rail service. It is easily accessible to the M1, M25 and A406.
Harrow Council is looking for a Data Protection Officer to work within the Resources Team on a permanent contract. The post holder will direct and oversee all data protection and information management activities and provide subject matter expertise on the proper handling of personal information across the Council and its third party suppliers to comply with data protection legislation.
The post holder will develop and implement the operation of controls and management strategies to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, availability, accountability and relevant compliance of information and information systems used within the Council, leading and driving improvements in the way the Council handles sensitive data especially.
Responsible to the Board, the post holder will be responsible for the development of Document and Records Management across the Council. They will support Senior Information Risk Owner and the Monitoring Officer in operating FOI and DPA policies across the Council, ensuring compliance with regulations, standards and Code of Practice relating to the Transparency Code (Open Data) and ICO Publication Scheme.
To be successful in this role you would need to have the below skills & experience:
Must have a clear understanding of the diverse nature of Harrow’s communities and Harrow’s workforce, and the implications for service delivery.
Subject matter expert for Information Management including Transparency Code, GDPR
A good understanding of the complex nature of local authority information technology and its implications on maintaining standards and implementing changes.
Experience of developing, implementing and operating policies, procedures and standards for information Management.
Experience of working with business managers to assess information risks and design and operate information architecture and controls.
HARROW REDEPLOYEES WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY CONSIDERATION’
We particularly welcome female applicants, those from the BAME community and disabled applicants, as they are under-represented within Harrow Council at this level. Appointment will always, however be made on merit.
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