Senior Information Disclosure Manager
Portishead, Police Headquarters- BS20 8QJ
£43,830 - £46,947
Are you an experienced data protection, family or regulatory lawyer looking for a change of direction where you can use your skills and experience and make a difference to your local community and policing as a whole?
Avon and Somerset Legal Services, which incorporates the Constabulary’s Information Disclosure team, are looking for an experienced senior manager to lead and provide technical support in the areas of; disclosure in childcare proceedings, freedom of information, subject access requests, decision making around retention of data, as well as general data protection/GDPR queries.
You will be responsible for four key teams in these areas, managing their performance and ensuring compliance with statutory and court requirements, as well as providing advice to senior officers, staff and key stakeholders in these areas.
You will not have a caseload of files and there are no billing targets. This is a managerial/supervisory/strategic role but you will be required to consider appeals against disclosure decisions made by your teams from the public and provide subject matter expert advice at high levels within the Constabulary.
You will report to the Director of Legal Services and support the force Data Protection Officer as required.
This is a unique role within policing and is of high importance to enable the Constabulary to not only meet statutory compliance standards but also to assure that data and information is handled lawfully to maintain the rights of individuals, maintain openness and transparency and to ensure the most vulnerable in society are protected.
Training will be provided for the right candidate if not experienced in all of the required areas, but there is an expectation you will have demonstrable experience in at least one of the key areas.
Experience of working within law enforcement or in a public sector organisation will be an advantage.
If you chose a career in law in order to make a difference and want to work in a supportive, innovative and forward thinking team this could be the role for you.