Information Governance Manager

Location: Fire Service Headquarters, Birkenshaw, BD11 2DY/Home Based

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent, Job Share

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

Salary: £32,910 to £34,728 per annum

Specific Hours: 37 hours

Information Governance Manager

Do you have a wealth of information governance knowledge?


An opportunity has arisen for you to join one of the country’s leading fire and rescue services; to become part of a team where everyone plays their part in making West Yorkshire Safer.


You will support the Head of Corporate Services in the development and management of effective and robust Information Governance and Information Management systems and procedures for the Authority.


You will take a lead role in the management of all aspects of Information Governance within the Authority, working within a number of frameworks concerning compliance, information governance, best practice and legislation e.g., West Yorkshire Information Governance Framework, International Information Security standard ISO 27001, HMG Security Policy Framework. You will develop Information Governance policies, procedures and guidance and ensure effective implementation across the Authority. You will ensure all aspects of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation requirements are monitored and embedded and support the development of controls across all the Information Governance Framework strands. You will develop our Freedom of Information policy and Data Protection policy and systems to ensure compliance with legislation.


You will have considerable experience of working in a relevant information governance related role and experience of developing and advising on Information Governance Policy matters. You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline and have a specialist qualification in information governance related topics or comparable experience. You will have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of complex legislative information governance issues including the General Data Protection Regulation and a high level of oral and written communication skills.


We are looking for candidates who are committed to our vision of making West Yorkshire safer and who can demonstrate and support our values.


We offer flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working. Whilst you will be required to work from our offices for parts of your initial training, after this you'll work both in the office and from home as part of our 'hybrid' working model. Therefore, applicants must also have a car available for work purposes with valid business insurance and a reliable home internet connection.


We offer an excellent package, including Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking, 37 hours flexible working week, an employee assistance programme, training and development, sports and social clubs with free use of gym. Job share applicants welcome.

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If after reading all of this information, you are interested in applying, please read the documents listed above for more details and click on 'Apply' for the application form.

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We are an equal opportunities employer; we value and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome candidates from communities that are currently under-represented at WYFRS, including women, Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic applicants and applicants with disabilities. We can offer support and adjustments for candidates and staff who experience barriers to work that result from health conditions or Specific Learning Differences, such as dyslexia.

WYFRS is a ‘Real Living Wage’ employer and have been rated ‘good’ by HMICFRS in all areas of our service.

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