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Records and Data Protection Officer

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Records and Data Protection Officer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

  • Job ref:

    DR - 26501

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £13.74 - £16.48 per hour

  • Contact:

    Daniel Rose

  • Contact email:

  • Posted:


  • Duration:

    8-12 weeks

  • Startdate:


​Records and Data Protection Officer

Bracknell / Hybrid

Temporary for 8-12 Weeks

£13.74 - £16.48 per hour

35 hours per week

Our client, a high performing local authority, is now seeking the temporary services of a Records and Data Protection Officer, to be responsible for the governance, safeguarding and delivery of information related to an upcoming Government Inquiry.

This role will support and advise staff at all levels within the organisation on records matters and manage information transitions between organisations effectively.

The role will include managing relations with the Government Inquiry Team as necessary to ensure that best practice processes are being embedded and established appropriate information management procedures are being followed.


•Review existing records for information relevant to the inquiry and complete de-duplication and relevance tagging activities

•Liaise with departmental contacts to identify information and records relevant to the Inquiry

•Ensure best practice records management policies and procedures are adhered to

•Ensure organisational compliance with the Public Records Act and Inquiries Act 2005

•Regular analysis of data systems using agreed search scopes and e-discovery tools to identify records and data relevant to the Inquiry

•Review and perform redaction on sensitive documents where required

•Advise on retention and disposal of records relevant to the inquiry

•Support internal and external stakeholders as a part of the Inquiry response

•Preserve corporate memory and heritage by ensuring preservation of relevant records

•Work with other staff in ICT to manage the creation of SharePoint sites to support the Inquiry response

•Support the organisation to prepare data for upload to the Inquiry website

•Work with other staff in ICT and Digital services as designated and as required for the delivery of the role


•Educated to degree level or equivalent, or able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience in the role requirements

•Up to date knowledge on legislation relating to Data Protection

•Strong searching and analytical skills across a wide range of information systems

•Ability to conduct research using a variety of techniques, in order to gather evidence and evaluate intelligence, recording in compliance with documented standards and legislation

•Good project management and organisational skills

•Experience in using M365 suite, in particular Microsoft SharePoint Online

•The ability to remain calm and act constructively with the ability to resolve complex issues in at times a pressurised environment

•Able to influence others with a fair and considered approach and present persuasive counterarguments

•Ability to clearly summarise information and produce reports for senior managers, to enable decision making