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Data Compliance and Records Officer

Vice-Chancellor's Office (Support)

Location:  Brighton - Moulsecoomb
Salary:  £27,929 to £31,411 per annum
Closing Date:  Thursday 09 February 2023
Reference:  VC5036-23-008

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Legal and Governance Team as a Data Compliance and Records Officer. This post forms part of the Legal and Governance team, which is also responsible for student complaints and conduct, support for the Board of Governors, and the provision of Legal Advice for the organisation. 

The role holder will have the opportunity to support the oversight of, and compliance with, Data Protection, Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations and Records Management at the University. You will be the main point of contact for all data compliance related requests, resolving enquiries and issues effectively and within strict deadlines. 

You will provide support and advise to colleagues on a wide range of data compliance matters including investigation of suspected breaches, data disclosure, asset registers, risk assessments and embedding of the data protection principles into the day to day activities of the University.   

You will have a crucial role in championing best practice – this is primarily achieved by developing advice and guidance, delivering training and awareness sessions, and contributing to policy and procedure. 

 To be successful in this role, you will have 

  • Experience of working with or handling confidential information and governance.  
  • An ability to understand and interpret legislation, and problem solve issues as they arise.   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to develop and sustain effective and collaborative working relationships at all levels, including a network of data stewards. 
  • Good attention to detail with strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Good time management skills; the ability to assess and prioritise competing demands is essential. 

In return, we offer a wide range of employee benefits including a generous pension scheme and annual leave starting at 25 days a year pro rata, in addition to bank holidays and additional time off over the Christmas period. 

This is a full-time permanent post, 37 hours per week. We welcome applications for job sharing. This role is suitable for hybrid working. 

For informal enquiries about this role, please contact: Rachel Page, Head of Data Compliance and Records Management, R.J.Page@brighton.ac.uk.  No agencies. 

Interviews are expected to take place on the 2nd of March.

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from Minority Ethnic backgrounds because the university is underrepresented by Minority Ethnic staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.


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