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Senior Records Management Officer

The Role

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Records Management Officer with proven experience in a Records Management. As the Senior Records Management Officer you will lead our Records Management Improvement programme as well as support the wider Information Governance Agenda.

We are an innovative organisation with one staffing structure across two Councils delivering high quality and responsive services to our residents, businesses and communities. we recognise information is a vital asset for service and organisational improvement and innovation. Information that needs to be managed effectively, securely and in line with our legislative requirements.

This role will report to the Information Governance Manager and Deputy DPO and will work closely with other members of the Information Governance team with responsibility for Data Protection, Information Sharing, Transparency, Freedom of Information and Subject Access Requests. The role will also involve working with colleagues in the Information Security Team and the Directorate Information Governance Leads.

You will have a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practices and standards relating to Records and Information Management. Along with a practical understanding of their application within complex or public sector organisations.

The key focus of this role will be to lead and drive forward the Records Management Improvement Programme. You will be kept busy with an interesting range of work from Records Management policy development, reviewing and updating existing practices and process and adherence to them to help embed best practice. You will need practical experience of using tools such as Office 365, SharePoint and other IT applications to support adherence to retention and disposal schedules and Records Management best practice.

Working in a challenging but rewarding role, you will be faced with a variety of competing priorities that will require a flexible and imaginative approach with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills. You will be joining a busy but supportive team that is passionate about Records Management and Information Governance. We are positive and ambitious – When you join us, you’ll apply the same approach.

This is a fixed term post for two years.

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, compressed or part-time hours, term time only, job shares and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Work Location

The current Covid-19 pandemic means the majority of our staff are working from home, both Councils are supportive of adopting a flexible approach to such working patterns going forward. We are committed to providing a safe and supportive work environment for all staff. If they prefer, staff can work from our Council sites in Richmond or Wandsworth after a risk assessment. Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to flexible working, home working and remote to help people achieve work life balance and find a work environment that helps staff be productive and healthy. As the council 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.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date: 28th April 2021

Shortlisting Date: W/C 3rd May 2021

Interview Dates: w/c 10th May 2021

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

All internal applicants must seek permission from their current line manager before applying for a secondment.  Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

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.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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