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Redaction Project Manager

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Redaction Project Manager

  • Do you have a sound knowledge of subject access requests and redaction? 
  • Are you confident in implementing software solutions to transform practice and process? 
  • Do you collaborate well with colleagues?  

We are looking for a Redaction Project Manager who can lead the successful deployment and customisation of our new automated redaction solution across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. This role is a 1–year fixed term contract or internal secondment. This exciting role will help redesign, transform and automate the Councils approach to the redaction life cycle and will involve developing project plans, ensuring delivery to key milestones, collaboration with key stakeholders to understand their requirements, configuring the software accordingly, and ensuring a seamless transition to the new system. 

You will act as the primary administrator, optimising performance and providing user support and training to ensure best practice is built into the implementation of the new system.  This role is also crucial in maintaining GDPR compliance and improving information governance practices across both Councils. 

You will be joining a driven, friendly, collaborative and high performing team, these are values and behaviors that you will need to continue to champion.  

About the role and key responsibilities  

You will lead the successful implementation of redaction software for Subject Access Requests (SAR) and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests, ensuring seamless integration and customisation. Your work will support GDPR compliance and enhance information governance processes. 

As the Redaction Project Manager, you will: 

  • Lead and coordinate the successful implementation of redaction software. 
  • Engage with key stakeholders to assess their redaction needs and gather necessary information for software customisation. 
  • Develop and execute a detailed project plan to ensure timely and efficient implementation of the software. 
  • Customise and configure the redaction software to align with key stakeholders specifications and industry standards. 
  • Conduct training sessions for users, empowering them to utilise the software effectively. 
  • Act as the primary administrator for the software. 
  • Provide ongoing user support, training and troubleshooting to ensure user satisfaction and software performance. 
  • Develop redaction policies and staff guidance. 
  • Conduct audits to ensure compliance with data protection standards. 
  • Collaborate with project board to maintain awareness of key deliverables and milestones. 

About you 

You’ll need to have excellent experience of effectively managing and delivering projects with an enthusiasm for improving systems and processes. And specifically have experience of leading the implementation of software projects (ideally related to Information Governance and redaction). 

You will need to demonstrate strong technical knowledge related to SAR’s and FOI’s, along with the ability to interpret and implement the redaction process in line with UK GDPR and best practice 

You’ll enjoy working closely with colleagues and have the skills and confidence to draw out their needs and provide robust support. You will have the ability to use that knowledge alongside redaction best practice to customise and configure the software.  

You will be an excellent communicator, well organised and able to prioritise your own workload to achieve your goals.   

Closing Date:  14th July 2024 

Shortlisting Date: W/C 15 July 2024 

Interview Date: W/C 22 July 2024 

This post will be advertised externally for a 1-year fixed term contract and internally as a secondment or 1 year fixed-term opportunity for officers. All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised. We may close the application process early depending on the volume and quality of applications. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. This campaign is anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know.  

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  

The Councils offers remote working, applicants further away from London will be considered and if applicable, we will work with the successful post-holder to develop a feasible work pattern. Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to flexible working, home working and remote working to help people achieve a good work/life balance and find a work environment that helps staff be productive and healthy. The current working pattern for the Information Governance team is a mixture of home working with planned time in the office for face-to-face team meetings.  

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