Information Governance Manager – Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service


Are you an Information Governance professional looking for something different? This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our forward-thinking and people focused Fire and Rescue Service.  

If you like every day being different and want to work with our dynamic front-line colleagues, support teams and the community then this role would be great for you!  

In this stand-alone role, you will oversee our Information Governance requirements, with responsibility for ensuring the Service (CFRS) is compliant against the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), providing direction, support and advice to our strategic leadership team and managers.  In addition, you will oversee the Authority’s compliance with the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations, Local Government Transparency Code and Information Governance compliance under ISO 27001.

Salary: £36,846 – £38,341 pa plus excellent benefits 

Hours: 37 hours per week 

Contract: Permanent 

Location: Huntingdon (We offer a flexible, agile, hybrid working pattern where you can work from Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service locations and other locations around Cambridgeshire, as well as from home, to meet the team and organisation’s needs)

About you

Everyone is welcome at the Service and we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and professional support team. The experience and skills required for this role include:

  • Hold an Information Security qualification / FOI/EIR practitioner level / GDPR practitioner level 
  • Possess a thorough understanding of data protection legislation
  • Have expert knowledge of Freedom of Information and experience in managing requests
  • A clear understanding of GDPR and its implications for organisations 
  • Have expert knowledge of requirements under ISO27001 Information Security System and compliance 
  • Proven experience in an information governance related role 
  • Experience of carrying out information security audits 
  • Significant practical work experience of dealing with data protection issues in a work environment, ensuring compliance of related legislation 
  • Experience developing, implementing and maintaining policies and procedures 
  • The ability to provide easily understood advice as subject matter expert  
  • The ability to take complex information and explain or rewrite into plain English for others to understand. 
  • A proven ability to influence colleagues at all levels of the organisation to ensure actions are given appropriate priority.  
  • The ability to drive strategy and improvements in their respective area to ensure compliance of information governance legislation. 
  • Excellent relationship management skills to maintain good working relationships with key colleagues internally and with different external stakeholders/partners. 
  • The ability to interpret legislation and offer practical solutions into the workplace to ensure compliance, utilising problem-solving skills and a positive and enthusiastic attitude. 
  • The ability to present confidently to deliver awareness training at a level and language suitable for the audience  
  • Highly computer literate (Microsoft 365, Sharepoint, Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel etc).

Working for us

You don’t have to wear a firefighter’s uniform and run into burning buildings to play an important role in the Service. A role in our support functions offers the chance to build a challenging, rewarding career and the opportunity to give something back to the community. We’re a modern and progressive place to work and promote the right values and welcoming culture by:

  • Ensuring transparency and fairness in everything we do 
  • Being proud to be a Disability Confident employer 
  • Providing health and wellbeing support for everyone in the service 
  • Having inclusion ambassadors and established working groups for protected characteristics and menopause.

What we offer

  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Access to Health Cash Plan 
  • A competitive pension scheme 
  • Access to Blue Light Discount at hundreds of stores and events 
  • Access to Health Shield Perks discounts 
  • Family friendly policies – including flexible working 
  • Great learning and development opportunities 
  • 28 days annual leave each year plus bank holidays, increasing with long service 
  • Parking (site specific) 
  • Flexible, agile, hybrid working.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity please review the Recruitment Pack, complete an EDI Form and send your CV and covering Letter (detailing your suitability in line with the person specification found in the recruitment pack) to  

*Please note any CVs submitted without a Covering Letter will not be considered. 

If this role isn’t for you, but you know someone who might be interested – please share details with them. 

Closing Date: 12noon Monday June 3 

Interview Date(s): w/c June 10 


Salary: £36,846 - £38,341 pa

Contract type: Full Time

Closing date: June 28 2024

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