Data Protection and Information Sharing Officer
Job title: Data Protection and Information Sharing Officer
Salary range: £47,802 - £53,805 per annum + excellent benefits
36 hours per week (permanent / fixed term contract / part time considered)
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is comprised of 18 local authorities and four Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and our locally elected politicians, who know this region best. Individual councils will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.
Corporate Services ensures that effective support is given across all activities of the WMCA, including our Investment Programme, in addition to supporting all Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) projects and programmes.
The Governance team is responsible for ensuring that all relevant information assurance legislative requirements are in place and fostering a culture of data protection compliance across all areas of the business.
We now have an exciting opportunity for a new strategic role within the Governance team, reporting directly to the Head of Governance, and with specific statutory responsibilities. With a focus on GDPR, you will act as the WMCA's lead data protection point of contact both internally and externally and will provide data protection expertise to support the development and implementation of strategic initiatives and priorities.
You will possess expert knowledge of data protection and associated privacy legislation, including a detailed working knowledge of the GDPR, and will have proven experience of applying such legislation in a practical business context.
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed details of our simple to use online application form.
A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 7 March 2018
Interviews held: Monday, 19 March 2018
We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.