SummaryAre you a knowledge and information management practitioner looking to further your career? We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who can work with minimal supervision and guidance to develop our information governance processes and demonstrate compliance with the Public Records Act, data protection legislation, the Freedom of Information Act, and internal policies. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK’s largest producer of official statistics, covering a range of economic, social and demographic topics. These include measuring changes in the value of the UK economy, estimating the size, geographic distribution and characteristics of the population, and providing indicators of price inflation, employment, earnings, crime and migration.Job descriptionYou will join the Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) branch and work with the Head of KIM and two KIM Managers to deliver the Security and Information Management (SAIM) business plan in support of the UK Statistics Business Plan 2016 to 2020. Our aim is to ensure that information governance in the ONS meets legislative and regulatory requirements, meets the needs of internal users and supports the business in collecting, analysing and disseminating statistics about the UK’s economy, society and population. This is a pivotal time to join the KIM branch within the ONS and apply your skills and experience to a range of information and data governance challenges.Responsibilities• Providing strategic support for development of the Information Asset Register in line with corporate initiatives such as the Metadata Platform and Data Catalogue. • Establishing a programme of compliance checks to ensure information governance role holders are undertaking training, applying learning, and adhering to policy, e.g. Information Asset Owners, Data Custodians, Site Owners. • Establishing networks within the business to ensure adherence to the Data Retention and Data Disposal policy. • Drafting and maintaining bespoke data retention policies for statistical data in conjunction with others in the KIM team, working with key stakeholders to ensure the policies are applied across a number of data management platforms. • Liaising with colleagues in Data Architecture, Data as a Service, and the KIM team regarding data archiving processes, provide expert input into implementing the Data Archiving policy. • Procuring, implementing and utilising an enterprise search tool to apply lifecycle management of information across all platforms within the estate, with a particular focus on personal data and legacy data assets. • Overseeing management of official sensitive sites in SharePoint, ensuring access controls are maintained, and aligning processes for management of all pre-publication information in SharePoint Online. • Line management of a small team with responsibility for information governance activities. • Involvement in the flagship programme to introduce an Integrated Data Platform across government. • Participating and supporting in business change programmes, for example the Microsoft 365 roll out, including dealing with customer queries and delivering training when required. Person Specification Essential Skills• Experience of working in an information management or information governance role at a strategic level. • Practical knowledge of applying legal and regulatory frameworks governing information management in a public sector environment. • Demonstrable experience of managing information throughout its lifecycle, preferably in a cloud environment. • Experience of being organised with well-developed planning skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to co-ordinate several activities in the same timeframe to tight deadlines. • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a proven record of establishing and maintaining strong and productive relationships across functional and organisational boundaries. • The ability to be highly collaborative and flexible within a team to ensure that a range of diverse tasks are completed to a high standard.Behaviours We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process: Seeing the Big PictureCommunicating and InfluencingDelivering at PaceTechnical skills We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: GKIM Skill 3 Information Governance – Leader LevelBenefitsThe Office for National Statistics is part of the Civil Service, and as such we share a number of key benefits with other departments, whilst also having our own unique offerings to support our 5000+ valued employees across the business. Whether you are hearing about us for the first time or already know a bit about our organisation, we hope that the benefits pack attached (bottom of page) will give you a great insight into the benefits and facilities available to our employees, and our fantastic working culture. We are an organisation that takes the well-being of its employees seriously and lives and breathes the desire to modernise the workplace of the future. Everyone, from our office-based staff in Newport, London and Titchfield, to our field interviewers and airports and ports passenger survey staff, are part of a diverse and inclusive family. Inclusion & Accessibility At ONS we’re always looking to attract the very best people from the widest possible talent pool, and we are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer. As a member of the Business Disability Forum and a Disability Confident Leader we’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. As part of our application process, you will be prompted to provide details of any reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process that you need. If you would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments before applying, please contact the recruitment team in the first instance. If you would like an accessible version of any of the attachments or recruitment documents below or linked to in this advert, please contact the recruitment team who will be happy to assist. Things you need to knowSecuritySuccessful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.