Information Governance Officer - Belfast

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be assisting our client, a large Public Sector Organisation with the recruitment of an Information Governance Officer to join their team based in Belfast.

This is a Full-Time Monday - Friday position. 37 hours per week. Monday - Friday 9 - 5.


£27,055 per annum, plus benefits.


  • Receive and record, acknowledge, respond to and collate the information required to answer an information request within the boundaries of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR) and DPA.
  • To review the FOI, EIR and DPA policies and procedures as and when required.
  • Communicate to staff the importance of document control, negotiating implementation system and motivating and supporting staff to achieve standards compliance.
  • Communicate sensitive information and performance and change to staff in a range of media that support confidentiality and compliance.
  • Organise and co-ordinate workshops, training awareness sessions and other corporate events around the Information Governance Agenda.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times when dealing with information requests.
  • Ensure that information requests software systems are kept up to date at all times.
  • Provide performance reports to key stakeholder Departmental Managers, motivating and empowering staff to manage document control functions within their area of management.
  • Support the Corporate Manager as required regarding the Information Governance work programme and framework including reviewing and maintaining information governance related policies and procedures.
  • Develop and liaise with project plans to support the key roll out of IG programmes in liaise with key stakeholder managers based on knowledge of organisational development systems and processes.
  • To demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with clients and colleagues at all levels, both internally and externally.

Essential Criteria:

  • A relevant degree and a minimum of 1 years' experience in an information governance function with expertise in freedom of information, data protection and records management.


  • A relevant professional qualification in information governance related area or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years' experience in freedom of information, data protection and records management.


  • A minimum of 4 years' experience in an information governance function including freedom of information, data protection and records management, 2 years of which must be at Band 4 or above (or equivalent).

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of HSC and statutory policies, procedures and regulations in relation to Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Records Management and wider Information Governance agenda.
  • Specialist qualification in an Information Governance area.

For further information on this opportunity, or any other position in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Conor Birch in the strictest confidence.

Some positive candidate feedback we've received-

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''I contacted Vanrath after being laid off by my previous employer. They were fantastic to deal with and found me the perfect role that matched my skill set and experience and within a day or two had an interview lined up. Within the same week I was made a job offer which I happily accepted. So thankful that I contacted Vanrath. Couldn't have asked for a quicker and more professional service.''

''My experience with Vanrath has been so positive. They were very professional but friendly at the same time. The whole process has been excellent and I've secured a job that I really wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to go through Vanrath again in future as there was no waiting about and they continually kept me updated throughout. Thanks so much again.''