Corporate Knowledge & Information Manager, Open to flexible working

Hackney, London (Greater)
£63,186 - £64,245 per annum inc. Market Supplement of £3,765 (PO11)
16 Jul 2019
11 Aug 2019
Contract Type

“We’re looking for great people who want to develop their careers with us and help us to become the most user-centred IT and digital team in the country.”

Hackney is looking for a new Corporate Knowledge and Information Manager. You will understand the principles of records management, the opportunities and challenges presented by GDPR and information governance. And you’ll want to apply this knowledge to lead a user-centric service which advises colleagues on how to protect the privacy of our residents, supports the sharing of knowledge effectively across the organisation and enables us to use our information as an asset.  

We’ve made important progress in the last three years:

  • Investing in a new Request for Information service, designed around the needs of users and promoting self-service
  • Leading a Discovery, funded by MHCLG working with five other councils to understand how we can better manage FOIs and SARs
  • Designing new data protection awareness training - which had the highest uptake of any council training
  • Establishing the Information Asset Owners community of practice

We’re looking for a candidate who will:

  • Put the council’s values and the principles of the HackIT manifesto at the heart of how they work, lead the team and influence colleagues across the organisation
  • Put user needs at the heart of their approach, adopting a ‘Yes, If’ mind set to ensure that we’re meeting our obligations to share data to benefit residents whilst protecting their privacy
  • Engage in the detail and ethical dilemmas associated with data sharing and privacy
  • Continue to identify and deliver improvements to the speed with which we respond to enquiries
  • Advise the SIRO and Information Governance Group confidently and clearly

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

Hackney ICT is a great place to work! Our team support vital public services across the borough and are working every day to make things better for our residents and businesses.

Hackney Council is also a great place to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities to learn new skills through training, mentoring and by working alongside some of the best digital agencies in the country. We are developing a new Digital Leadership Academy and will be launching an exciting apprenticeship programme in spring 2018, with 18 apprentice roles across our service.

As well as this, Hackney also offers great benefits for our people, including a range of flexible working options, discounts and other schemes to help you save money and the opportunity to plan for your future by joining the local government pension scheme (more details are available online here:

We are determined to help the ICT and digital profession become more diverse, and we encourage women and other people who are under-represented in technology professions to apply to join our team. You can find out more about how Hackney promotes equalities and diversity here: and read about our commitment to being a Timewise employer here:

You can find out more about our team, how we work and the work we do on our HackIT website:

When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications: 11 August 2019

Interviews: 27 August 2019


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 race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. 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.

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