Job vacancy @SYFR – Information Manager (closing date 11th Oct 2017)

29 Sep
Post Title: Information Manager (Data Protection)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Grade 10 (£38,237 – £41,025)
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time
Location: Headquarters, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG


An opportunity has arisen within South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue for a Data Protection Officer based at our Headquarters in Sheffield, providing expert advice and monitoring compliance with legislation, regulations and codes of practise relating to information governance, including the Data Protection Act 1998.


Duties will include:


1.    To act as the Service’s Data Protection Officer (DPO)

2.    To take the lead in providing expert data protection advice to Members, Principal Officers,  Service managers and relating to all aspects of data protection.

3.    Develop and implement a comprehensive data protection plan, policies and procedures and provide advice in this area, with particular consideration to changes in legislation as a result of the Data Protection bill/ GDPR

4.    To provide expert advice where requested regarding data protection impact assessment process and monitor its performance.

5.    To promote data protection compliance and best practice by setting and maintaining standards and procedures, ensuring the Authority’s data protection policies are up to date,disseminating any changes in the legislation to key members of staff through communications and training

Key to this role is  a thorough understanding of all legislation, regulations and codes of practice relating to information governance, including national and European data protection laws such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR. A clear understanding of the implications surrounding data protection compliance within a large organisation, and high levels of communication, conflict management, and relationship management skills are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate the characteristics and behaviours required to lead and motivate staff, and promote a data protection culture, often in times of significant pressure.


You will need to be educated to degree level or higher in Law or another relevant discipline.


A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at or on 0114 253 2811.


Closing date for applications is 1700 hours on 11th October 2017


Interviews will be held on 18th-19th October 2017


Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.


Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.


If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.


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