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Information Management Officer - Temporary

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Information Management Officer required for our local authority client based in Merseyside.


Information Management professional with experience in information governance, including creation and updating of corporate policy around information and records management, information management reviews and comprehensive data audits, and gathering info from service areas to feed into this.

Policies will include ROPA, retention, and the Councils Info Asset Register to improve compliance in these areas. The role will feed into work on planning migration from file servers to Microsoft SharePoint document management and storage system.

The ideal candidate will have a background in policy writing, a clear understanding of what factors determine data retention periods, and the ability to work with senior level stakeholders.

To play a key role in the review of information management practice across the council, particularly in light of increased home and mobile working.

To develop, review and update records management policies and procedures, ensuring all are current and represent best practice.

Maintain a comprehensive, up to date knowledge of record keeping legislation and best practice.

Provide expert strategic and operational advice and guidance on records management issues in relation to these responsibilities.

Monitor the use of information systems across the council to ensure the creation and maintenance of records of optimal value that also comply with legal and moral responsibilities.

Gather data for the review of information management practice across the council and feed into recommendations of this review.

Review and update all RM policies including ROPA and data retention

Feed into the further development of the Information Asset Register

Ensure officers use corporate and line-of-business information systems correctly to create and maintain records in line with legal and moral responsibilities.

Provide record keeping input to the digitisation of council records to ensure that digital objects may be managed efficiently and in line with legal responsibilities and be relied upon for evidence if required.

Use of technology to support implementation of policies, including Microsoft SharePoint for document management.

Please apply with your updated CV ensuring that any gaps in employment are explained.

At this point, may we take this opportunity to thank you for the interest you have shown in this role. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not always possible to respond to everyone. Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 7 days, your application for this vacancy may not have been shortlist by the client.

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£20 - £25 per hour + PAYE/Umbrella