The University of Manchester


Hybrid remote in Manchester M13


£36,024 - £44,263 a year

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Information Officer - 6 appointments possible


We are looking to appoint numerous Information Officers at the University of Manchester on Fixed-Term and Permanent contracts, if you would be interested in either please apply via the advert below, the minimum length of contract is 6 months Fixed-Term. The different role types we are seeking to recruit across the 6 positions are: Records Management Right’s requests (including Freedom of Information (FOI’s) and Subject Access Requests (SAR’s)) Information Governance Risk Reviews (IGRR’s) in respect of research and wider University programmes The University The University of Manchester has a rich heritage of discovery, social change and a pioneering spirit, which has been at the heart of what we do since 1824. When you join our university, you become part of a truly diverse and global community of staff, students and alumni all focused on ensuring that we are recognised for the excellence of our people, research, learning and innovation, and for the benefits we bring to society. We’re a proud Manchester institution and have ambitious plans for our future. At the heart of our vision are our people – a diverse, inclusive community of individuals who work together to create positive change for the world around them. Research and teaching are the foundation of what we do, but the University relies on a range of roles to help create the exceptional. If you think boldly, act with integrity and celebrate difference, then this could be the place for you. The role To operate and maintain the University’s function, responsibility and regulatory requirement for all matters relating to Data Protection, Records Management and Freedom of Information across its national and international sphere of academic and business operations and to ensure compliance with respective data protection law(s) and regulation(s), including its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In particular, the Information Officer will help foster a culture of compliance by working to develop and deliver increased awareness and understanding of information security matters. The post holder is required to ensure they are up to date with the latest knowledge and regulatory changes that are applicable to the role and responsibilities. A key aspect of the role is to contribute to ad-hoc programmes, projects and initiatives which advance the University in Data Protection, Information Security, Records Management and Freedom of Information disciplines. The Information Officer may be responsible for the administrative activities required within the role scope, including information management surveys across the University, maintenance of training plans and acting as a first point of contact for queries received by the Information Governance Office pertaining to information security and records management, and for the triage of incidents reported from across the University. The Information Officer may be responsible for the efficient and accurate handling of requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act, together with the contribution to the development, improvement and maintenance of associated tools and processes. This responsibility will be throughout the request lifecycle, from logging the query, liaising with appropriate staff throughout the University to obtain related documents, monitoring staff time expended upon the request, providing the appropriate response, and processing any complaints. Under the guidance of the Head of Data Protection, information must be scrutinised, and if necessary redactions applied to ensure compliance with the relevant data protection and freedom of information law. Additionally, the Information Officer may be responsible for the start to finish administrative and process requirements to satisfactorily complete data subject access requests within the effective deadlines currently in force. Further data protection obligations resulting from the GDPR will also be performed with high quality and in a timely manner e.g.: to administer the “Right to be Forgotten”. The benefits Fantastic market leading Pension scheme Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays Additional paid closure over the Christmas period Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit. Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here Hybrid working arrangements may be considered. Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies. Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift. Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews: Name: Tony Brown Email: General enquiries: Email: Technical support: This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date. Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.



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