Information Governance Apprentice West Midlands Combined Authority

This is an exciting opportunity to join the 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 hands-on experience while working alongside experienced professionals and studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

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

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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.

The training you will be getting

  • Data Protection and Information Governance Practitioner (Level 4) Standard
  • Training and training location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship there may be an opportunity for a permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent 5 x GCSE including Math and English (Grade (A–C) or Level 9 -4) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 x A Levels (Grade A - C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

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.

About the employer

The West Midlands Combined Authority was set up in 2016 and our vision is to make the West Midlands a prosperous environment for both the public and local businesses. We’re made up of 17 local councils and 3 local enterprise partnerships (LEPs). Our Chief Executive is Laura Shoaf. She leads WMCA along with the Mayor, Richard Parker, and the leaders of 7 local councils. We’re committed to creating a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener, and healthier region. You’ll support us in doing this through exemplifying our values: be collaborative, be driven, be inclusive, be innovative.


West Midlands Combined Authority


16 Summer Lane


West Midlands

B19 3SD

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Lina Semcenko

07701 311 602

Apprenticeship standard

Data protection and information governance practitioner

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024