Information Governance Apprentice

  • West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Birmingham
  • £24141 per annum

Are you passionate about data privacy and compliance? Do you want to learn practical skills while gaining a recognised qualification? This exciting level 4 apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to join West Midlands Combined Authority's Information Governance team and contribute to ensuring the Authority adheres to strict data protection and freedom of information regulations. As an apprentice, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience while working alongside experienced professionals and studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £24,141 p/a
  • Hours
    36.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    19 Months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
  • Opportunity Type
    Higher Level 4
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Data protection and information governance practitioner (ST0967)
  • Employer
    West Midlands Combined Authority


To provide effective support to the information governance functions of the Authority.

To support the delivery of an efficient, informed and fully compliant information request handling operation, by processing information requests under Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation, Environmental Information Regulations, and Data Protection legislation.

Main Duties:

  • Independently manage meeting agendas, take detailed minutes, and ensure timely follow-up on actions.
  • Lead team discussions on planning and contribute strategically to organisational information governance initiatives.
  • Collaborate with and provide high-level support to the Data Protection Officer.
  • Evaluate current information governance practices and propose evidence-based improvements for implementation.
  • Manage information requests under FOI, EIR, and Data Protection legislation, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive information governance databases, ensuring data integrity and accuracy.
  • Provide guidance to colleagues on data compliance processes.
  • Prepare information for release and respond to requests in accordance with statutory deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of data protection and freedom of information regulations, staying informed of legislative updates.
  • Lead and actively participate in complex team projects and initiatives, contributing to successful outcomes.

Company Benefits:

  • 28’ days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Opportunity to develop a rewarding career in information governance.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Damar Training on 0161 480 8171 (Ref ID: 248347)

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  • Some knowledge of information governance principles
  • Some knowledge of data protection and confidentiality
  • Some knowledge of the FOI 2004 & EIR 2004

  • 5 x GCSE (A–C) or Level 9 -4 passes (or equivalent) which must include English and maths.
  • 3 x A Levels passes (A – C) excluding General Studies (or equivalent)
  • Data Protection and Information Governance Practitioner (Level 4) Standard

  • Enthusiasm for data privacy and compliance.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Commitment to learning and development.

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship there is opportunity for a permanent position for the right candidate.

Working Pattern Monday to Friday from 9:00am till 5:00pm.

Damar is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our apprentices and expects our employer partners to share this commitment and to take appropriate steps to ensure that learning takes place in a safe, healthy and supportive environment.

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