Assistant Information Governance Officer

Job Information

Salary: £21,615 - £23,991 p.a

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 37 per week (open to Job Share)

Location: Based at Hailsham, East Sussex with some homeworking


An opportunity has arisen for an organised and motivated Assistant Information Governance Officer to join our busy legal team. You will be the Council’s first point of contact for all access to information requests and you will assist in managing replies and ensure that they are sent via appropriate channels. You will assist in providing guidance, recommendations and advice on information governance, including data protection (DP), Freedom of Information (FOI), Environmental Information Regulation (EIR) and data transparency. You will also co-ordinate customer complaints, maintaining accurate records and systems to monitor the Council’s handling of ‘access to information’ requests.

You will have previous experience in resolving customer complaints and enjoy analysing data and maintaining accurate records. You will need significant experience of customer services delivery, preferably within Local Government, strong attention to detail and good admin skills. You will be educated to at least ‘A’ level or equivalent, with excellent IT and communication skills including fluent spoken English.

We offer an excellent remuneration package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, a range of staff training and development opportunities, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexible working and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home at present. Therefore, if you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact us via email where possible at

Job Description

Closing Date: 07/02/2022

Interview Date: TBC

Post Number: U2035