Information Governance and Data Protection Officer
  • Employer: Newark & Sherwood District Council
  • Reference: NSDC/22/178030
  • Published: Fri 07/01/2022, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Must be able to work flexibly hours/location to ensure service delivery
  • Salary: NS14 £40,876 - £42,821 Pay Award Pending
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Castle House and Other Council Assets, Nottinghamshire

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Information Governance and Data Protection Officer


NS14 £40,876 - £42,821 PER ANNUM, PAY AWARD PENDING


Newark and Sherwood District Council is situated in the historic market town of Newark, in the heart of Nottinghamshire. We’re proud of our vast district and our national attractions including the National Civil War Centre, Newark Castle, Southwell Minster and Sherwood Forest. We’re easily accessible by both road and rail and we boast some of the nicest parks and green spaces in England. We’re an ambitious, forward thinking Council with strong values and a culture of doing our absolute best to serve our customers.

We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced individual to act as the Council’s designated Data Protection Officer.

This is a key role within the Council’s well-established structure for information governance. You will lead on all areas associated with the statutory Data Protection Officer role, together with Freedom of Information. You will also be the Council’s Senior Responsible Person for CCTV.

You will be an expert in all matters related to GDPR, subject access requests, and guiding colleagues in correct procedure for GDPR. You should have a technical mindset to analyse data protection and processing issues in the context of complex IT systems and associated risk management. Furthermore, you will play a key part in future digital transformation projects (including Microsoft 365 suite).

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent. Efficient home-working arrangements are well established.

As part of the role you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of flexible working, a generous holiday allowance, discounted staff parking and gym membership and a very competitive occupational pension.

This post is "politically restricted" as defined in Section 2(1g) of the 1989 Local Government and Housing Act.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Sue Bearman ( or 01636 655935).

To apply, please submit your CV and Covering Letter, demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria of the job description/personal speficiation to:

Closing Date – 12:00 noon, Monday 31 January 2022.

Interviews –  week commencing 7 February 2022.

Occupational Testing will be carried out

Veterans/family of forces/ex-forces, those in care/care leavers, and candidates who declare a disability (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) will be guaranteed an interview provided they have demonstrated that they meet the essential criteria of the post as detailed in the Person Specification on their application form.

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