Ref: 19239

Employer: Leeds City Council

Resources & Housing

Team Digital & Information Services

Contract Type: Temporary Appointment

Hours per Week: 22

Salary details: PO2 – £32,029 to £34,788 (pro rata)

Closing date: 23 July 2019 11:30 PM

We are looking for a highly capable individual to work within the council’s Information Management and Governance Team to help us to implement and embed information governance within Migration Yorkshire and the wider Communities Directorate.

This post represents an exciting opportunity to work closely with a key regional body and to play an important role in supporting it to ensure high quality information management, across varied projects and programmes that provide services for extremely vulnerable people in a politically sensitive area of work.

The role will advise and guide managers within the organisation, partners and stakeholders on all matters related to Information Management & Governance.  This will involve maintaining effective relationships across the organisation and with these partners and stakeholders.

Within this role you will be expected to:

Take an active interest in the work and strategic priorities of Migration Yorkshire, and balance your role in the IM&G team with your responsibility to support the aims of Migration Yorkshire by providing IG advice and support.
Advise and direct colleagues on the application of the IM&G agenda. This includes decision making and providing advice, guidance and application of information related legislation and national standards, models for delivering information transparency and information management related procedures, tools and techniques;
ensure the organisation, partners and stakeholders comply with all IM&G policies and procedures where necessary, by providing advice and guidance, utilising your knowledge and understanding of IM&G practice and standards;
undertake work to ensure all necessary steps are taken, to meet the requirements of all relevant legislation, regulations, standards and frameworks impacting on the Council’s information governance agenda;
deliver continuous improvement initiatives by supporting work on cross council projects and contributing to collaborative working with staff and partners work flexibly as required to meet service priorities;
manage and handle information and data in line with the Council’s agreed Information Governance Policies and Migration Yorkshire’s confidentiality policy

More specifically, the post-holder will assist on a number of programmes of work in Migration Yorkshire including:

support the review of information governance policies and procedures;
assist with the development of Migration Yorkshire projects and initiatives in a way that enables Migration Yorkshire and partners to comply with information legislation and maximise benefits from its information assets;
carry out a review of records management systems and ensure high quality standards are implemented, in particular in relation to consent management, retention/deletion schedules and file management
The post-holder will also assist in the development of information governance requirements for services in the Communities Directorate

We are looking for applicants who are:

Committed to diversity, equal opportunities and community cohesion You will be enthusiastic about the integration of migrants and committed to ensuring that all material designed for service users is clear and in plain English.

Reliable – You willbe able to use your understanding and experience in Information Governance to successfully assist and take responsibility for the relevant information governance projects within expected timescales. Committed – You will need to demonstrate knowledge, commitment and experience of delivering significant aspects of information governance projects and initiatives. Respectful – You will be able to build strong internal and external relationships

Adaptable – You will be able to work on your own initiative and make effective decisions, but also develop good, productive working relationships with others.

Migration Yorkshire is based in Leeds City Council, and works with national government, local government, and others to ensure that Yorkshire and Humber can deal with, and benefit from, migration. For more information, go to www.migrationyorkshire.org.uk

For a chat about the role or further information please contact Mandy Dobson, 0113 3786617

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

Further Information

About Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council’s vision is to be the best UK council by 2017 and the technology is at the heart of delivering new services and efficiencies.  The Technology Team has already invested £13m over the last 5 years and has a three-year rolling investment strategy to change the way the council’s services are delivered.

The Technology Team currently employs over 250 staff. We look after 400+ business service applications operating from our own multisite data centres, and manage the telecommunications and desktops for 33,000 council staff.  We are also an essential part of developing new council services.