2 January 2024

Edinburgh, Scotland

Grade 7 £36,023.00 - £44,263.00


Role Description

Information Governance is a professional service team within the Governance and Legal Services Directorate. Working collaboratively with colleagues within the Directorate and across the University to support the University’s mission and contribute to its strategic priorities, we promote effective information governance to support University business worldwide and manage information risk to meet relevant legal, regulatory and audit requirements.

Joining the University during an exciting period of digital transformation, the role holder will work collaboratively and supportively with other members of the Information Governance team to provide timely, expert advice and guidance to the University community on lifecycle information governance, play a key collaborative role in the delivery of the Information and Records Management Programme, and help to embed data protection by design within strategic and operational activities.

Detailed Description

The role holder will provide specialist information and records management and data protection advice and expertise to enable the University to optimise use of information and manage information risks throughout the information lifecycle. Reporting to the Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer (HIG&DPO) and working collaboratively and seamlessly with other members of the Information Governance team, the role holder will:

  • Work with the Records Manager to recommend information governance policy, procedures, and guidance to manage the consistent and effective use of information and records throughout their lifecycle across the Global University

  • Work with the Information Governance Officer (Data Protection) to provide timely expert advice and recommend measures to embed data protection by design and default and data subject rights into information systems, applications, and processes

  • Promote effective information governance in the design and operation of systems, applications, and procedures to realise business benefits, meet operational and regulatory requirements and mitigate information risks so that users “do the right thing with data” by default

  • Assist in reviewing and monitoring compliance with data protection and information governance standards on all University campuses

  • Provide timely, expert advice on all aspects of record keeping and oversight of externally provided records storage and retrieval services

  • Assist in managing and responding to data protection and freedom of information requests and investigate potential data breaches


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