Information governance stream

Applications closed on 5 July 2019.

The Kent Graduate Programme information governance (legal) stream is a two-year development programme designed to recruit a high-calibre graduate and develop them into our dynamic, forward-thinking practitioner of the future.

You will complete 3 placements within the Office of the General Counsel and Information Resilience and Transparency and will work with other areas of the organisation to gain experience of all aspects of the council’s information governance responsibilities, and particularly its legal obligations arising from the General Data Protection Regulation.

You will also work closely with our Head of Legal to design and implement a monitoring system to ensure that Kent County Council is able to evidence its compliance with all information governance legislation.

The successful candidate will also gain exposure to other diverse duties such as responding to requests for information from the regulator, monitoring Data Protection Impact Assessments, assisting and training other areas of the organisation on their information governance responsibilities and preparing reports for committees.


Candidates will receive a starting salary of £25,238 which will increase with progress.

Training and development

The programme provides a strong emphasis on personal development including the skills and attributes required by information governance trainees within the organisation.

You will be offered a range of development opportunities throughout your two-year programme including the Information Manager Apprenticeship (Level 4). On successful completion of the programme, you will be well equipped to occupy more senior roles within the Governance, Law and Democracy Division.

You are fully supported from day one and will be allocated a professional mentor from outside of the division who will take a close interest in your development and a placement manager.


Candidates will be based at our Maidstone offices, although travel may be required across the county.

  • a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification in related disciplines (for example law, politics or records management). Other degrees will be considered according to their relevance
  • a good standard of numeracy - GCSE grade C or above in mathematics or equivalent
  • a good standard of literacy, including written and verbal communication skills – GCSE grade C or above in English language or equivalent.

All overseas applicants must have the UK equivalent. See our equivalency table to check if you meet our academic requirements.

Additional information

We are an equal opportunities employer and we represent a diverse community, therefore we welcome applications from people of every race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation. There is no upper age limit for applications.

We are looking for candidates with the potential to become future senior managers. The selection process allows candidates to draw from experiences within their academic or working career so you may be a recent graduate, or you may have workplace experience already.

If you are due to graduate this summer, you are eligible to apply if you are predicted a 2:1 or higher but please state your predicted grade clearly on the application form.

Unfortunately, due to the vast numbers of applications we receive we are unable to accept applications from candidates who achieved a 2:2 or lower.

Closing date for applications

5 July 2019

Assessment centre

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment on either 28 or 29 August 2019.

Final stage interviews

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Monday 9 September 2019 in Maidstone.

Start date

Successful applicants will join KCC on 28 October 2019.