Principal Legal Officer

17 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Legal executive
Full time
Contract type

Principal Legal Officer – INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

GRADE 8                £26822-£30153

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Principal Legal Officer to support our clients in their compliance with Information Law (including Data Protection law and Freedom of Information Act 2000). The Commercial and Information Governance Team provides advice to the County Council, Districts Councils and to other external public bodies who engage our services.

The main areas of responsibility will be to advise clients on all aspects of Information Law, e.g. responding to statutory information requests, reviewing information sharing arrangements with public sector partners and information sharing for the delivery of services through third parties.

The candidate will ideally have a significant level of knowledge and a detailed understanding of Information Law including the regulatory process surrounding this area of law. Specific local government experience is not essential but the candidate must have experience of working in this area of law within the public sector. The candidate will also need to demonstrate good literacy and IT skills, the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with the specific ability to draft legal advice, letters and reports in clear and in plain English and an ability to work as part of an existing team.

Interested in this role and what we can offer?

We care about our staff so we want to offer you a competitive salary, generous holidays and access to our pension scheme. It is important to us that you have an excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in a supportive Local Authority setting where no two days are the same!

If this role interests you please contact Sieglinde Erwee on 01522 552598 for an informal chat if you wish.

Closing Date:  13th August 2017

Interview Date: 30th August 2017