Information Manager Ref 9824

School/department: Information Management team, Division of the General Counsel, Governance and Compliance
Hours: Full or part-time hours considered up to a maximum of 37.5 hours per week.
Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contract: Permanent
Reference: 9824
Salary: starting at £35,333 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata if part/time
Placed on: 07 November 2022
Closing date: 05 December 2022
Expected Interview date: 16, 19 or 20 December
Expected start date: As soon as possible


Job description

We are looking to recruit an Information Manager to join us in the Information Management and Compliance team, which is responsible for casework, policy and regulatory compliance in a number of key areas, including data protection, privacy, records management and Freedom of Information legislation.

In conjunction with the Head of Information Management and Compliance (the University’s Data Protection Officer), the Information Manager is responsible for proactive monitoring, coordination and management of compliance on behalf of the University in relation to data protection and privacy.

The role is varied, but with a particular focus on accountability documentation such as our Information Asset Registers, supporting Data Protection Impact Assessments, and ensuring data protection compliance in the University’s contractual and data sharing arrangements.

You will need to plan, prioritise and organise the work and resources of yourself and others, to meet statutory / governance deadlines and commercial requirements, and to manage any reputational risks to the University.

The role requires effective relationship building and collaborative working with a range of stakeholders, including our network of Information Asset Owners, and so gives the opportunity to work with a wide range of colleagues across the University.

Experience in the Higher Education sector is not essential – instead we are looking for candidates with detailed knowledge and experience in data protection and privacy, who are able to engage positively with a range of stakeholders and produce high quality written work.

Please contact Alexandra Elliott, Head of Information Management and Compliance, for informal enquiries: Alex.Elliott@sussex.ac.uk

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 9824) (PDF 124.6KB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to profservicesrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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