Data Protection and Information Governance Officer

University of Northampton
March 03, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 - £37,099
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Fixed term for 18 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Data Protection and Information Governance Officer

Job Type

Full Time Fixed Term


£30,487 - £37,099 per annum


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • About the Job

    Interview date: Monday 11 March

    Fixed term for 18 months

    You will be an integral part of the University's data protection and information governance team, supporting its manager on data protection, freedom of information, legal compliance, information governance and records management.

    You will assist in the development and implementation of the University's policies, procedures and guidance for this area.

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    About you

    We are looking for someone who is an excellent communicator, is able to work across the organisation and with members of the public calmly and effectively; be comfortable taking on a wide range of tasks to support a small team and working to deadlines with minimal supervision.

    We would welcome graduates with some previous experience of responding to freedom of information and data subject access requests who is keen to develop expertise in data protection and information governance.

    You should be willing to undertake training and keep your professional knowledge up to date.



  • Undergraduate degree
  • Desirable:

  • Qualification in a related discipline
  • Department

    The Data Protection and Information Governance team is part of the University's newly formed Governance, Compliance and Risk department, reporting to the Associate Director of GCR.

    This is a central office with cross-University responsibility for governance, risk management and compliance functions including information governance, data protection, risk management and health and safety.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview. Due to the requirements laid out by UK Visas and Immigration regarding Right to Work in the UK, the University can only accept applications from individuals who currently have a status allowing them to work in the UK for this position. Due to this criteria we regret that we are unable to offer sponsorship at this time.


    We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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