Information Governance Officer – Aberdeen City Council – Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council

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Location: Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen Duration: Fixed Term to 30 September 2027, Full Time The Aberdeen Health Determinants Research Collaborative (AHDRC) is an initiative, funded initially for 5 years by the National Institute for Healthcare Research, with the aim of supporting Aberdeen City Council develop a research-led approach to help improve the health and well-being for Aberdeen’s communities.

We will do this by working together with our partners including the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, NHS-Grampian, Public Health Scotland, and our community partners and members of the public.

These new posts will shape the establishment and operation of the AHDRC and will be central to its success.

They will be collaborating on a number of key workstreams including: • commissioning and generating research • curating and translating research evidence to help inform decision making which supports people to be healthy post pandemic and through the challenges of the cost of living • creating a supportive and sustainable research and data environment• enabling the spread of a research culture and skills • engaging with the people of Aberdeen to ensure they’re always at the heart of research and decision making.

You will be part of team which will helps shape and meet the research priorities which are most important to the people of Aberdeen, with the aim of reducing current and preventing future health inequalities.

These might include food insecurity, fuel poverty, transport, education, housing or any of the other council responsibilities which can impact on people’s health.

Like the rest of the UK, Aberdeen City faces challenges of economic change, the impacts of climate change, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cost of living crisis.

However, we know that the city has the assets and potential to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities that these changes will present.

The Aberdeen Health Determinants Research Collaborative will have a crucial role in ensuring that this is underpinned by the use of research and evidence, focussing particularly on improving the city’s health and reducing inequalities The post holder needs to hold as a minimum: Qualified to postgraduate level in a relevant law/information management/information governance related discipline, or significant equivalent experience and the willingness to work toward a specialist postgraduate qualification The postholder is able to demonstrate: Skills & experience in: Demonstrable experience providing advice and support on the full range of information governance / data protection areas in a large complex organisation Managing and leading multi-disciplinary teams and complex stakeholders at all levels of the organisation Monitoring and contributing to budget setting processes Understanding of: Expert knowledge of Data Protection & Public Records law Good understanding of information technology systems and security Good understanding of the local authority context, its partners and associated legal framework and data processing activities Good understanding of risk management principles Commitment to: A high level of personal integrity and professional ethics The ability to work independently with minimum supervision The ability to communicate clearly and confidently at all levels Demonstrable ability in negotiating and influencing and the ability to shape organisational culture About Us Please see Job Profile for further details.

Aberdeen City Council is an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.

Flexible Working We are happy to talk flexible working and offer flexible working for most roles in the organisation meaning that many of our employees enjoy the freedom of choosing a working pattern that suits them as much as it suits the organisation.

Disability Confident We are a Disability Confident Employer.

If you consider yourself to have a disability and think you may require a reasonable adjustment to be made for this part of the selection process, or would like further information in relation to reasonable adjustments, please contact .

Armed Forces We are a forces-friendly employer, have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are a silver award recipient in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

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Guaranteed Interview Scheme We have a number of guaranteed interview schemes available to applicants who meet the minimum criteria for our roles and who: have a disability are care-experienced and aged 16-29 are aged 16-24 and live in Aberdeen City or have been to an Aberdeen City Council school and are applying for a Modern Apprenticeship (except Trades apprenticeships) have done a Foundation Apprenticeship with Aberdeen City Council and are applying for any apprenticeships relevant to the area in which they did their Foundation Apprenticeship are New Scots aged 16-24 and are applying for any apprenticeships Further information can be found at

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