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Information and Governance Officer

About the team we are recruiting to

The Information Governance Team (IGT) supports the Council in meeting its obligations whilst working within the constraints of legal, regulatory, and recognised business management practices relating to information.

​Our objective is to ensure compliance to Legislation and regulations relating to the creation, exploitation, retention and disposal of information whilst maintaining its security at all times. We do this by:

  • Offering advice and guidance to teams and individuals on the activities listed above
  • Identifying opportunities for business improvement activity
  • Generating Management Information to challenge and enhance business performance
  • Ensuring organisational compliance with Coventry City Council's policies and procedures around information.

What is the job role?

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Council’s Information Governance team (IGT) based at the Council House.

We are seeking to recruit an Information Disclosure Officer to join the IG function to carry out work dealing with the disclosure of information under the Data Protection Act 2018, in relation to court proceedings and contribute generally towards the work carried out by the Team.

The function of IG is a fast paced, high pressure environment with regular conflicting demands.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who has the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, working to strict, and often tight deadlines.

The role demands that the post holder maintain strict confidentiality, as you’ll be handling sensitive personal data as standard. Facilitating meetings for, and supervising Police officers reviewing case files will be your primary responsibility.

Experience of redacting documents for disclosure is essential (at least 1 year operational) and a working knowledge of GDPR/DPA 2018 is required.

This is a great opportunity to work in a team with supportive and experienced professionals of whose focus is the effective use and management of the Council’s information assets to realise maximum value whilst minimising Information-related risks.

When applying for this role, please demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.

Please note, this job may be closed early once sufficient application forms have been received.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'.

Interview date(s): week commencing 9/11/20


Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled Coventry CC Application process.

Coventry City Council


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