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3rd Floor, Thistle House, 91 Haymarket Terrace, EH12 5HD
£27,341 - £30,025 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Work From Home:

This position has expired.

Who are we looking for and why work at Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS)?

At CHS we recruit, train and support empathetic and committed volunteers across Scotland. Our volunteer roles are Panel Members and Area Support Team (AST) members.

Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings in their local areas, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our organisation also supports a network of 22 Area Support Teams made up of 400 volunteers who support Panel Members in their local communities.

We’re looking for someone who can provide practical data protection advice to the organisation in a supportive way, and deliver high-quality responses to statutory information requests received by CHS. Our Information Governance Records Officer will combine knowledge of relevant legislation and how this is applied in a Public Body setting with strong analytical skills and a customer focus.  

You will work closely with our Information Governance and Data Protection Officer to ensure compliance with relevant information and records management legislation and support CHS to manage existing and emerging data protection risks effectively. A detail-focussed approach is key, as is the ability to deliver the role in a thoughtful and calm way. Clear and careful communication and the desire to deliver high-quality work are fundamental to this post. 

Information Services at CHS

Records management, information governance and the statutory information request service sit within a small, focussed team at CHS. As a team, we provide a range of services, structures and support to the organisation concentrating on aspects of information, assurance and performance.  The need to ensure that the work of CHS as a public body is well-informed, appropriately documented and delivered in a way that is legislatively compliant is forefront for us as we deliver our work and support and advise our colleagues. 

Our information governance and records management work is a mix of active management of risk, responsive provision of knowledgeable advice and resolution, and development and improvement work. Carrying out these functions will bring you in to contact with people and functions from across our whole organisation – staff, volunteers, our Board, and Local Authority Clerks – and we are committed to ensuring learning from one area is spread and used elsewhere.

 Building effective working relationships and gathering a strong understanding of the diverse activities within CHS are important building blocks to how we deliver our work.    

Life at CHS

As an organisation that works within the children’s hearings system, we are passionate about making a positive contribution to improving outcomes for Scotland’s infants, children and young people. Our values are at the very heart of what we do every day. By working with us, you’ll be joining a diverse community of colleagues and volunteers.

At CHS we are proud to celebrate difference. We all have different skills, experience and backgrounds and we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture where you can be yourself.

We offer an excellent benefits package, from health and wellness to finances and family, including: generous annual leave, flexible working and other leave policies, fantastic pension, Employee Assistance Programme, development opportunities and wider employee wellbeing initiatives.

Diversity and Inclusion

CHS is an equal opportunities employer.  We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We actively encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments required during application and assessment process, and upon joining CHS.

Want to find out more?

For more details and to apply, please download the application pack from the CHS website which includes information about the organisation, full job description and person specification, as well as the application link and instructions. If you wish to apply for this post, please complete the CHS application form via the link in the application pack. CVs are not accepted.

If you would like to discuss any working differently requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process please contact

For an informal and confidential discussion on the role, please email and we will arrange for one of our leadership team to contact you.

Closing Date: Tuesday the 7th of December 2021

Virtual interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning 13/12/2021

After the closing date, this role profile won’t be available on our website, so please save a copy when you apply. 

This post is subject to Scottish Government BPSS and PVG Disclosure Scotland clearance.