Information Governance Compliance Officer (7646) job at The Guinness Partnership

About Us
The Guinness Partnership is one of England’s leading providers of affordable housing and care services. We build and manage homes and provide housing services to approximately 135,000 clients nationwide. Of our 65,000 units, more than 70% are rented at social or affordable rent, while around 10,000 are owned or co-owned by the people who live in them.

Our vision is to provide great service, provide great homes, be a great company and be a great place to work. Because everything we do is about our customers, our communities and our employees, any profit we make is reinvested in new and existing homes and improving services.

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Information Governance Compliance Officer to join our team in Oldham on a permanent full-time basis (35 hours).

Reporting to the Information Governance Officer, you will respond to inquiries to Guinness. You will investigate information security incidents, including collecting evidence, recording improvement actions and providing recommendations to the Data Protection Officer. In addition, you will provide expert advice on all data protection issues.

We are currently testing hybrid working, which offers the option of working 2 days in the office and 3 days working from home. Specific days to be agreed during the onboarding process.

What we are looking for
We are a customer-focused organization, so we know that how we do things is just as important as what we do. Not only will you be an experienced Information Governance Compliance Officer, but you will also have excellent customer service skills and a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done.

You will also be able to demonstrate:

  • Understanding of and experience interpreting all relevant information management laws, regulations and best practices, e.g. Data Protection Regulations, Financial Regulations, Care Quality Commission, Rights information and its implications for Guinness or similar organizations.
  • Ability to challenge and influence through discussion and debate.
  • Excellent attention to detail with ability to prioritize and manage a varied workload to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Good oral and written communications with key stakeholders at all levels.
  • Work in a customer-focused environment and/or ability to manage stakeholder or customer expectations.

Qualifications

Essential:

Experience working within a data protection function.

Desirable:

IAPP Certified Privacy Professional (Europe) (CIPP/E) or equivalent or are ready to work towards a data protection qualification.

If you would like to know more about the main responsibilities of the position and/or ensure that you meet the essential criteria, please consult the attached job profile.

The Guinness Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all of our colleagues, and individual applications are encouraged regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships.

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