Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £37,575 to £38,769 37575 - SO1
Market supplement
£3,647 per annum
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Finance & Corporate Resources
Closing date

£37,575 to £38,769 plus market supplement of £3,647

About the role

As an Associate Information Management Officer, you’ll be working with a wide range of colleagues to ensure information is handled in compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations as a council.

To do this, you will:

  • – Work with internal stakeholders to identify, prepare, and securely disclose information in response to requests for information via Subject Access, Freedom of Information, or Environmental Information requests.
  • – Make disclosure decisions in line with legislation and good practice, applying exemptions to protect information, and supporting people to frame their requests in order to deliver the best outcome for them.
  • – Identify opportunities to constantly improve our processes, working to proactively publish as much information as possible to meet the needs of those requesting information.
  • – Dedicating time to your personal development, working individually and as part of the team to build knowledge and confidence.


About you

We don’t expect you to tick every box on our job description. We’ll provide training to support you in your growth, so the most important things we are looking for are:

  • Experience of working in a similar (or allied) role in a complex public sector organisation.
  • A good understanding of the key elements of UK information law: the UK General Data Protection Regulation, the Data Protection Act, the Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations. 
  • An ability to manage several competing demands, maintaining accurate case management system notes and contributing to team discussions about workload and priorities.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to use wider contextual information to inform decision making.
  • A working knowledge of the Information Commissioner’s Office, its powers and responsibilities with respect to UK information law, specifically in its regulation of FOI and SARs.
  • An understanding of information sharing between public sector organisations.

Our priorities

Over the next year our priority areas of focus are:

  • Designing and delivering engaging and relevant training to colleagues relating to their obligations under UK information law.
  • Reviewing our processes to ensure we are efficient and providing excellent service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Refreshing our governance policy framework, ensuring we’re managing risk effectively and consistently and providing confidence to senior colleagues that the Council is meeting its legal obligations.


What we love about working for Hackney

Some things we love about working for Hackney: 

  • Doing work that has a positive impact on residents lives
  • Amazing colleagues who are brimming with enthusiasm and ideas to help improve the services we deliver
  • We are proud of having a diverse workforce that reflects our community
  • Flexibility of hybrid working and being able to have a good work-life balance
  • No one day is ever the same and you’ll get to work across a wide range of services.

In return you will benefit from:

  • A generous holiday allowance of 28 paid days, rising to 33 days (after 5 years) plus bank holidays
  • Membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Standard 36 hour week (7.2 hours per day, Monday to Friday)
  • Wide range of learning and development opportunities 
  • Comprehensive range of staff benefits such as childcare vouchers, new technology schemes, Cyclesheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at leisure centres (Better), restaurants, shops and other local establishments.

Where we work

We offer hybrid working. You will be expected to come into our offices in the Hackney Service Centre to work with your team for a minimum of two days a month, however many of us prefer to come in more frequently. Like many organisations, our hybrid arrangements are evolving and you may be expected to work from the office more frequently in future.

Talk to us or ask any questions 

If you’d like an informal chat about the role, you can speak to James Iles, Interim Data Protection Officer. Message him at: 

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 10 March 2024 (22:59)

Interview date: to be confirmed

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: