Surrey County Council
This role has a starting salary of £38,746 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.
We are excited to be hiring a new Children’s Information Governance Team Leader to join our fantastic Children’s Information Governance Team. The team is based in Quadrant Court, Woking and, although this is a hybrid role, we ask the team to be office based at least 2 days per week. This is a permanent position.
Rewards and Benefits
About the Team
We are a team of 15 staff who include Information Governance Case Officers, Records Assistants, a Paralegal and an Administrator . Our team manage records and handle requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection legislation, as well as responding to other Rights and Information Sharing requests.
We provide advice and training to staff across the Children Families and Lifelong Learning Directorate and work closely with internal and external colleagues. Our core role is to safeguard children’s records, provide information to our customers and to help colleagues manage and share information safely to support children and families in Surrey.
About the Role
In this role, you will share line management and supervision responsibilities for the team with the Senior Team Leader and will have direct line management for 7 Case Officers, leading and motivating your staff to ensure the team works effectively and efficiently. As part of the role, you will allocate and manage the team’s caseload to help to ensure that requests are responded to within legislative timescales and provide support and guidance to the Case Officers where needed, taking on the more complex requests yourself, as well as liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
Additionally, you will support the Head of Information Governance and the Senior Team Leader with the day to day running of the team and design the delivery of Information Governance training and other awareness raising activities across the Directorate. You’ll provide advice, guidance and expertise to social care and education teams on Data Protection and information sharing.
You will need to be customer focused, highly organised and willing to take responsibility and use your initiative. You must also be comfortable in setting your own priorities and meeting deadlines. You will make sure that the team has the right processes in place, and be able to adapt these as needed, so that the day-to-day work runs smoothly.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 6th February 2024.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
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