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Information Governance Specialist

Leeds, United Kingdom
USD 27,693.00 - 29,746.00 per year
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Job title:

Information Governance Specialist

Job Ref:



27693 - 29746



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Full Time

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Purpose of the role:

Information Governance Specialist
£27,693 - £29,746
Homebased - with travel

The WEA is the UK`s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, a charity dedicated to bringing high quality, professional education into the heart of communities. We believe that all adults, regardless of their situation, should have access to education.
WEA are looking for talented individuals to help us deliver our mission. If that sounds like you, please read on!

Job Description
WEA are looking for talented individuals to help us deliver our mission - to bring education within reach. We believe that all adults, regardless of their situation, should have access to education

In the Information Governance Specialist role you will support WEA in its compliance with internal policies relating to data privacy and storage, and all legislation and government directives relating to information rights and responsibilities, including the General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018, and Freedom of Information Act 2000. You will support the overall development, management and delivery of the Information Governance Strategy and work programme to assist the Information Governance Manager / DPO and governance influenced sub-groups.

Key areas of responsibility:

Reporting to the Information Governance Manager (and DPO), the successful candidate will:

-Assist the Information Governance Manager / DPO in ensuring that all staff, tutors, and volunteers are aware of and understand their responsibilities in respect of data protection, and the confidentiality of personal data.
-Coordinate, publicise and monitor standards of information handling across the Association.
-Provide excellent customer service, answering first-line enquiries and providing advice, guidance and interpretation on matters relating to information governance to staff, tutors, and volunteers.
-Contribute to the development, implementation and review of information governance policies, and the framework to fulfil WEA`s obligations in accordance with current legislation and funding requirements.
-Support in the review of issues arising from staff, volunteers, learners, and members of the public who have queries and/or complaints about data protection, freedom of information, subject access requests, and records management.
-Monitor and investigate data breaches and security incidents, ensuring advice and guidance is provided around data breach prevention to mitigate risks and ensuring any high-risk breaches are escalated to the DPO who is required to report these to the Information Commissioner

About you:

We are looking for:
- Experience of delivering hiqh-quality customer service to diverse, geographically diffuse constituencies.
- Advanced knowledge of UK GDPR and DPA 2018, and practical experience of implementation and compliance monitoring.
- Collaborative working across teams.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work streams and priorities.

(please see JD for a more in depth profile)

We offer a great range of benefits, such as:
- Enhanced holiday entitlement (30 days, plus bank holidays);
- Agile working opportunities;
- Life insurance cover;
- Employee assistance programme;
- Cycle to work scheme;
- Eye care vouchers.

You can read more about our benefits and what it is like to work here, on our website

We are working hard to create a workplace that reflects the communities we seek to serve and in which everyone feels empowered to be themselves and work together to drive positive change. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of candidates and encourage everyone with the appropriate skills, experiences and potential to apply. Should you need any support with your application, then please email

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