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Milton Road, EH15 2PQ
£42,605 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

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 For the future you want 

Edinburgh College is seeking to recruit a skilled Information Manager to lead the college’s Information and Records Management & Data Protection programme.

As one of the largest colleges in the UK and a key contributor to learning in our capital city, Edinburgh College is proud to be supporting over 19,000 students from around 115 countries worldwide to achieve the future they want.

As a student-centred organisation and one which offers over 700 courses across 32 subject areas, Edinburgh College also works with over 1,800 industry partners to help secure the best possible employment opportunities for our students.

We are also the biggest single provider of students to Edinburgh Universities, with 98% of our successful full-time students moving onto employment or further education within 6 months of graduating.

What we can offer you

We have great benefits at Edinburgh College, with generous annual leave, a career average pension scheme and access to other benefits like childcare vouchers and cycle to work. We also have great on-site facilities including a gym, pool, training restaurants, shops and canteens. Plus, you get to be part of a unique organisation which contributes to improving the lives of others.

What you can offer us 

We’re looking for an individual who will ensure Edinburgh College meets its legislative obligations and pursues best practice with regards to Information and Records Management, Freedom of Information and data protection (whilst supporting the College to advance its Business Intelligence programme).

In this role you will:

1. Develop and lead the college’s Information Governance (IG) program - including compliance with the requirements of: (UK) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); UK Data Protection Act and EU GDPR; the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR).

2. Design, create and implement Information and Record Management approaches that ensure that college information and records are systematically (and securely) managed and disposed of in accordance with best practice, statutory and regulatory requirements and policy obligations.

3. Lead college compliance work relating to data protection legislation. This includes coordinating responses to Data Subject Requests received and to have specific responsibility for collating and issuing responses to Subject Access Requests (SARs) on behalf of the college; providing interpretation, advice and guidance regarding subject access requests (SARs) that are highly sensitive/contentious.

4. Develop the College’s approach to Freedom of Information and have responsibility, in conjunction with the Head of Communications, Policy and Research, for implementing and writing policy and for monitoring and reviewing its effectiveness.

5. Review Business Intelligence Requirements across the college and Manage the production of a suite of Business Intelligence products; gatekeeping the process for product requests.

Although based in Milton Road, the successful candidate may be required to work at any Edinburgh College campus.

Applications are actively encouraged from under-represented groups, including those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups. 

Applications from Armed Force Reservists and Veterans will be given priority for interview selection, subject to them meeting essential criteria for the job role.  

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for further details.

Closing Date: Thursday 2nd February 2023 (midnight)

Anticipated Selection Process: Interview Panel