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RIIG Officer

Job Description

Service Care Solutions are looking for a RIIG Officer to work within the Tameside Council on a 3-month contract.

Location: Ashton-under-Lyne (Hybrid)

Job role/Responsibilities:
To deliver under the direction of the Risk, Insurance, and Information Governance Manager a risk management, information governance, business continuity, insurance and claims handling service for the Council and Schools (where appropriate) in conjunction with external service providers.

  • Review the Information Governance Framework to ensure it aligns with business and technology strategies and meets relevant standards and statutory requirements.
  • Promote user understanding and adherence to the Information Governance Framework, coordinating dissemination among staff.
  • Maintain and update the Information Governance pages on the intranet, including all linked internal documents.
  • Advise on risk management and measures to minimise information risks to the Council.
  • Assist in completing Data Protection Impact Assessments, quantifying threat and risk levels to services or projects.
  • Build relationships with senior managers and partner organisations to ensure compliance with information governance and record management policies.
  • Organize, facilitate, and minute the Information Governance Group and Information Champions Group.
  • Provide recommendations for new projects and changes to processes to ensure the Information Governance Group is updated on new requirements and risks.
  • Conduct periodic audits and security reviews of Council-held information to ensure compliance with legislation, policies, and procedures, minimising data loss risks.
  • Monitor and report on the effectiveness of the Council's Information Governance Framework.

Experience required:

  • Previous risk management and insurance claims experience.
  • Experience of working with either Data Protection, Freedom of Information or Information Governance issues e.g. handling data subject/information access requests and providing advice on information governance.
  • Experience and understanding of information governance issues in a local government environment.
  • Experience of assessing risks and compiling risk registers.
  • Experience and understanding of business continuity methodology.
  • Experience of working in a large organisation, dealing with multiple enquiries and tasks simultaneously in a timely manner.
  • Experience of preparing and delivering training courses.

Knowledge required:

  • Understanding of risk management/insurance concepts and processes.
  • Knowledge of Data Protection legislation, the Freedom of Information Act and Information Governance requirements within a local government environment.

If you are interested in this role or want further discussion, please contact Lewis O'Donnell either via email: or tel: 01772208962. Alternatively, if you have any friend or colleagues that might be interested, please feel free to refer them as we a have a referral scheme in place of up to £250.