Higher Executive Officer (HEO) - Central Government
Type: Long-term temporary Salary: £ 17.02 / hour
Location: Central London
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Brook Street has been chosen as a recruitment partner to central government and the public sector to hire temporary admin and clerical workers for departments across the UK.
This role forms a core part of the Knowledge and Information Management team, a small but experienced and high-profile team responsible for the development and oversight of all KIM and information assurance functions across the organisation. The team has become increasing busy with responsibility now including GDPR and associated policy and planning implications.
HMICFRS has recently expanded its inspection programme to include more assessments of specialist policing and inspections of fire and rescue services. This has resulted in a different approach to inspection, requiring greater focus on information management and assurance and leading to an increase in FOI requests.
This role is required to support the KIM lead in managing the increasing demand, acting us an expert adviser on all FOI and GDRP related policy and operations. The post holder will also be required to lead the development of new and more effective ways of working within the team.
Providing middle management support with minimal supervision, your duties will include:
" lead for HMICFRS on Freedom of Information (FOIs) requests with responsibility for ensuring replies are provided to all requests in a timely manner and to the explicit standards set out in both the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and HMICFRS's internal complaints policy, including publishing responses on HMICFRS website;
" Oversee HMICFRS's correspondence processes, ensuring consistent policy and approach, refreshing structures to support ethical and transparent processes;
" ensure HMICFRS has the correct policies and practices in place for effective information and data management, with clear documentation and subject to regular review to ensure they are consistent with Home Office policy (where necessary)
" have a good awareness of how information and knowledge flows throughout HMICFRS;
" provide guidance to staff on Information Rights Management, which adheres to guidance provided by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
" working with colleagues within the KIM team, identify and record all assets held by HMICFRS.
" work with suppliers and staff, within HMICFRS, to ensure protocols exist to track assets throughout their life time.
" ensure robust compliance with protocol by all staff.
" develop debrief system to ensure all information held on decommissioned assets is correctly stored or destroyed.
o Provide advice and guidance to staff about their obligations under privacy and data protection legislation, ensuring compliance is balanced with service delivery
o Help to create or update personal data inventories, Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and Privacy Information Notices (PINs)
o Co-ordinate and deliver briefings and training for staff involved in the processing of personal data
o Provide advice on the mitigation of privacy and data protection risk and make sure those risks are captured in local risk registers
o Raise the profile of privacy and data protection compliance within HMICFRS, particularly with staff responsible for the processing of personal data
o Liaise with the Office of the DPO (Home Office) and act as their main contact point on issues related to the processing of personal data
" extensive knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act provisions and significant experience of responding to FOIs, applying the necessary criteria effectively and advising on responses and internal reviews;
" a detailed understanding of the key legislation relating to information ma