Records Manager

Job Summary
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Full time
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Closed for applications on 01/08/2019 12:00
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County Hall
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1 Aug
Further Information

Records Manager

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The Information Governance team is a newly formed team within the Information Services department. It is responsible for all aspects of information governance including Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulation requests, Data Protection, Confidentiality and Information Security. The team is led by the Information Governance Manager and Data Protection Officer who reports into the Digital Design & Delivery Manager. The team advises and provides tailored support across all Council services including a network of Information Asset Owners, the Caldicott Guardian and the Senior Information Risk Owner. The team helps implement best practice across the organisation to ensure NCC operates to high standards, including those required by the NHS Data Security & Protection Toolkit and wider legislative and corporate standards.

The role

The Records Manager will develop corporate guidance in the form of policies and procedures to deliver an effective Records Management service for the Council, whilst implementing best practice in record keeping standards across the organisation through specialist professional advice, knowledge and support on the creation, maintenance and disposal of both paper and electronic records. They will be responsible for the development and implementation of retention schedules in line with current legislation, classification schemes, and will provide specific advice to Council services on a frequent basis around all aspects of records management best practice.

The Records Manager will have overall responsibility for the management of the Councils records centre based at Woodhorn, Ashington which has over 17,000 locations for NCC’s paper records to be stored. The day to day operation of the records centre is managed by the Records Officer, which the Records Manager will have line management responsibilities for. It is expected that this role will support with the development of this records centre to make best use of the facility, working alongside Northumberland Archives and other third party storage providers.

The post will lead on records digitisation projects to ensure that Council services can adhere to the corporate standard storage requirements required following the currently ongoing refurbishment of County Hall. This will include the management of multiple small or large scale scanning projects working alongside a third party supplier. This will involve working closely with Property Services and will require management of multiple projects to timescale and within agreed, defined budgets.

The post holder will be based in the Information Governance Team located at County Hall, Morpeth, and will work under the supervision of the Senior Information Governance Officer.

We are offering:
A salary of £32,029-£35,934
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision
Flexible working arrangements

Essential requirements:
Degree level or equivalent standard of general education.
Post-graduate qualification in archive administration, records management or equivalent obtained or being worked towards
In-depth knowledge of the main theory, procedural and practical issues relating to the service e.g. Records Management, Information Governance
Recent and relevant post qualification experience in a relevant context e.g Records Management
Experience of supervising staff
Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines and targets independently and as part of a team

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview on Thursday 22nd August 2019.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Mark Eadington, Information Governance Manager (01670 622735) for an informal discussion.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on 07775026871 or claire.coe@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.