(Senior) Information Governance Officer

This role will join the team that responds to data breach incidents and co-ordinates response to SARs in compliance with UK GDPR. You will also contribute to IG change assessments including DPIA, DPbDD and third party contract reviews, working with the business to assess compliance, identify threats and carry out risk assessments.

We're flexible about the location of this role, but you'll need to be within commuting distance of one of our main office hubs - Brighton, London, Burntwood (near Lichfield), Warrington, or Wakefield.

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.

Business Unit
Group Support Services
To 45,000
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Closing date
Vacancy ref


About the role

You will be part of a small team which maintains and develops a comprehensive understanding of compliance requirements in the business and an aligned set of effective policies and processes. You will work with colleagues to fully operationalise these into BAU activities through ongoing improvement and compliance programmes.

Outside these routine tasks, you will contribute to cross-organisation compliance projects with the goal of continuously improving information security posture, governance and data privacy across everything we do.

The role will require you to work closely and under the guidance of the IG Lead and closely with the business and legal departments. There will be a need to develop and maintain your understanding of information governance, regulation and related technologies and offers substantive opportunity to develop within the information security and data privacy industry.

About you

You'll need a good working knowledge of data privacy legislation including the GDPR for this role, which is most likely to mean at least 3 year’s experience in a similar role related to IG, technology or data management. You'll also need a good understanding and background in a technology related discipline to be effective in assessing IG compliance and an understanding of threats across a wide range of digital projects.

Your personal skills should include the ability to cope under pressure, remain clear headed and focused on important priorities, and haver efficient methods to manage your workload. You must also have good communication skills, with the ability to manage stakeholders at all levels.

Our story and mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

What we offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.

Next steps and how to apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.