Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

Supervisor – Information Compliance Unit

£30483 - £32259 per annum
09 Jan 2019
18 Jan 2019
Recruitment Team
Clearance Level
Job Type

Supervisor – Information Compliance Unit

Hindlip, Worcestershire


Full Time

The closing date for this post is 12 noon on Friday 18th January 2019

Those currently eligible on the redeployment register will be given prior consideration.

Interviews will be held on Friday 8th February 2019

A strategic alliance has been formed between Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police in order to enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets. By working more closely together the forces will benefit from greater operational and organisational resilience, making us the fourth largest geographic police area in England and Wales.

The main purpose of the role is to have the supervisory responsibility for the Information Compliance staff and oversee the Information Compliance processes undertaken by these individuals.

The post holder is responsible for the supervision of the key services, including Data Protection and Freedom of Information, provided by the Information Compliance (IC) teams to ensure that Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police meets all relevant performance standards. 

Main Responsibilities:
To support the co-ordination of effective Information Compliance (IC) within Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, including supporting the planning, developing and delivering of an Information Compliance Unit (ICU) to acceptable performance levels. 

To provide advice and guidance to members of staff and other stakeholders on IC matters and be responsible for interpreting complex technical and lawful instructions and statutes, to ensure policy advice complies with current legislation.

Responsible for operating the information compliance processes within the ICU to ensure legal compliance and consistency with best practices standards issued by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office. 

To ensure the ICU successfully monitors the risk associated with information compliance through environmental scanning and reports to both the Information Compliance Manager and the Head of KIM as required.

Administer the ongoing notification to the Information Commissioners Office. Responsible for the notification’s annual co-ordination, and provide updates on changes or alterations to requirements. 

Responsible for co-ordinating information compliance processes including FOI and Data Protection processes. The post holder will ensure all appropriate processes and supporting procedures are operated across Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police to ensure that all IC duties are managed, monitored and performed to the highest standards. This includes operating subject access, information sharing, audit and review processes in line with Information Commissioner Guidance. 

Responsible for reporting information incident reporting processes arising from information compliance legal duties including Data Protection and FOI regimes. 

Responsible for supporting the development of information compliance training and awareness sessions. This includes reviewing standards and services for police officers and police staff to increase knowledge and awareness of IC.  

Monitor and report on ICU performance standards for information compliance and any related working groups. Responsible to the Information Compliance Manager on a monthly basis to outline key performance standards. 

Maintain awareness and knowledge of all current information compliance legislation, methods and practices ensuring that an environment of continuous improvement, innovation and emerging best practice are evaluated. 

Represent professionally and promote the reputation of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police at meetings and groups both internally and externally, including the development of appropriate and constructive partnerships with relevant organisations. 

To undertake other duties commensurate with the nature, level of responsibility and grading of this post, as required. 

A level 3, or equivalent qualification.

Evidence of completion of relevant information compliance courses or modules, e.g. Data Protection or Freedom of Information; short course modules. 

An understanding and good working knowledge of the key principles and requirements of Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation.

Demonstrable evidence of a commitment to personal and professional development. 

Experience of supervising and motivating teams and individuals to achieve targets and meet standards. 

Experience in contact/customer service environment.

Experience of the practical application of current information compliance issues, especially concerning information access and disclosure.

Experience of gathering, risk assessing and analysing evidence in order to make recommendations concerning information access and disclosure.

Experience of monitoring risk and quality assurance measures.

Excellent communication skills, having the ability to challenge where appropriate in order to meet organisational objectives.

Proven ability to build effective working relationships and operate as part of a wider team.

Excellent and effective interpersonal skills, operating with sensitivity and tact.

Ability to work on own initiative. 

Proven ability to prioritise workloads and manage competing demands in a multi-site, multi-functional organisation.

Special Conditions:
Exposure to disturbing /unpleasant case material and unpleasant images.

Travel to other locations in Warwickshire and West Mercia as required.

We want our organisation to be as diverse as the community it serves. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

You will be required as part of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police recruitment process to successfully complete vetting and credit checks.


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