Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3BD
About the job
The Supreme Court (UKSC) is the United Kingdom’s highest court of appeal. It hears appeals on arguable points of law of general public importance, concentrating on cases of the greatest significance. The Court plays an important role in the development of UK law. The impact of UKSC decisions extends far beyond the parties involved in any given case, helping to shape our society. Its judgments directly affect everyday lives.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within the small records and information management-oriented teams who work within the Corporate Services division of the UKSC.
The main part of the job is assisting the Departmental Records Officer (DRO) in ensuring the UKSC is compliant with all obligations of public bodies as set out in the Public Records Acts. This would include preparing and facilitating the transfer of paper and digital records to the National Archives. Part of the role will also be given to supporting the Information, Governance and Complaints Officer whose responsibilities cover information assurance, data protection and compliance.
You will spend the majority of your time assisting in the selection, appraisal and preparation for transfer of physical records (e.g. case records) to The National Archives (TNA) ensuring that all relevant policy standards as laid down by TNA are observed.
You will also assist in the preparation of digital records (e.g. video recordings of case hearings) for transfer to TNA. This will include ensuring appropriate metadata and information management standards are applied.
You will be a key liaison point between the Court and TNA and will be instrumental in managing this important external relationship.
You will be involved in reviewing and updating existing frameworks for information management across the Court e.g. record retention schedules.
Assisting the Information, Governance and Complaints Officer in ensuring the Court adheres to relevant data protection legislation including assisting with Subject Access Requests.
You will contribute to the preparation and implementation of information management policies and good practice across the organisation. This will involve building good working relationships with owners of information assets across the team, providing appropriate training, guidance and support where necessary.
Other ad-hoc support to Corporate Services as required.
Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, or relevant professional qualification in records management, or demonstrated by having suitable relevant experience for the role.
Experience of working in a Records team, ideally within the public sector.
Good oral and written communications skills combined with the confidence to deal with and influence people at all levels.
A good awareness of the court system and the work of the Supreme Court.
Experience of handling data protection queries.
Experience of the process for transferring paper records to TNA.
Educated to degree level or relevant qualification in records management
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Communicating and Influencing
- Working Together
- Managing a Quality Service
- Making Effective Decisions
• Generous Annual Leave
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging diversity, inclusion and belonging
• A Civil Service pension
• Corporate Membership to Benenden Health
Things you need to know
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles
, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability and Experience.
Applications are via C.V. and Supporting Statement to be sent to Paul.Sandles@supremecourt.uk
Closing date is midnight on Thursday 29 July 2021.
The supporting statement should explain why you have the relevant skills and experience for the role linked to the essential criteria and behaviours required.
Your Supporting Statement should address the criteria for the role and the behaviours required in the Success Profile and should have of maximum word limit of 1500 words.
If you need to speak to a member of the team regarding the process, please call Paul Sandles 020 7960 1884.
Please ensure your supporting statement covers why you wish to apply and the relevance of your experience/education addressing the Success Profile behaviours for the role.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code
sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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