Information Compliance Officer

South Wales Police
Police Staff
Information Communications Technologies
Information Management
HQ, Bridgend
£30,783.00 - £35,982.00
Full Time

13/03/2024, 15:00

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 About Us: South Wales Police is the largest police force in Wales, serving a population of approximately 1.3 million people across an area of 2,117 square miles. We are dedicated to keeping our information accurate, safe and secure to support our operations. As an Information Compliance Officer, you will play a critical role managing Information Risk, Information Asset Management, Records of Processing Activities and compliance audits across the organisation. We are going through a period of significant growth and technological change, there has never been a better time to join!

 The role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Information Compliance Officer to join our dynamic team and contribute to compliance with best practice Records Management and Data Protection requirements.  As an Information Compliance Officer you will be responsible for the co-ordination and management of compliance processes across the organisation and where necessary providing relevant training, communications and advice.


  • Information Asset Management – implementing the Information Asset Management Procedure across the force, liaising with Information Asset Owners and Managers to co-ordinate responses on internal controls, providing support and assistance to them and managing and maintaining the Information Asset Register, reporting monthly and annually to senior managers.


  • Information Risk Management - implementing Information Risk Management across the force, co-ordinating updates and advising on appropriate mitigating actions, working with corporate risk and other workstreams to identify areas of risk which need to be escalated to senior managers; managing and maintain the Information Risk register and advising on probability and impact, identification and treatment of information risk, with input from relevant stakeholders; providing reports to senior managers and linking in with other workstreams; developing communications and awareness in relation to specific and general risks.


  • Records of Processing Activities/Data Mapping – conducting a rolling programme of data mapping to populate a Records of Processing Activities across the force, verifying accounts of processing and implementing a mechanism for changes and additions; identifying areas of non-compliance and advising on these; identifying forums in which changes and approvals are in order to embed this process; managing and maintaining the register in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.


  • Compliance Audits – to carry out a programme of compliance audits across the force against a set criteria and manage external audit recommendations relating to Data Protection


  • Complex problem solving and analysis


  • Reporting to senior managers


  • Developing communications and awareness about the activities set out above.


  • Communicating with all levels of seniority within the force.


Where you’ll fit in:

The Information Compliance Officer sits within the department’s Information Governance Team and reports to the Information Governance Lead.


Benefits Include:

  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 24 days Annual Leave increasing to 29 days after 5 years employment.
  • Flexible working dependant of duties
  • Free on-site parking
  • On site fitness centre and canteen
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Wellness programmes
  • SWP Diolch Vectis & Blue light Discount Card
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to public safety and community well-being.

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

As a Force, we are committed to developing the overall structure of equality, diversity and inclusion across South Wales Police: in our workforce and in the services we provide.

South Wales Police is an equal opportunities employer and is determined to attract, employ and support a workforce which is representative of the diverse society which it serves.

We are committed to achieving a working environment which is free from any form of harassment, intimidation, bullying or victimisation.

Applications are welcomed from all under-represented groups and support will be made available for all applicants as and when requested. 

This role is suitable for part time/job share workers

The successful Candidate must be willing to undergo vetting to MV/SC Vetting.

For more information about the role please contact

Please note, if you are subject to an ongoing PSD investigation, you appointment or placement in the role may be delayed pending an outcome. Whether the role is held open will be considered on a case-by-case basis 

Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by South Wales Police, all applicants will undergo a comprehensive background check as a part of the recruitment process.



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