My name is Emily Overton, and I’m a nerd. A nerd that you can hire.
Records Management Girl Consulting is an experience born business, originally starting on twitter because I didn’t stop talking about records management to anyone who would listen. 1500+ followers later and over 12 years in the industry, I’m a self-employed Limited company offering consultancy and training services.
I am a highly focused PRINCE2 certified and Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) accredited professional with extensive public sector records management experience and hold clients within the private sector. I am a key influencer, negotiator and I am filled with enthusiasm for what at times can be considered a dull subject(!) – with these skills I am able to portray the importance of compliance with to senior staff and boards and undertake large projects to change an organisation’s approach to records management, delivering within budget and on time. I am keen to assist and provide knowledge and advice surrounding solutions to either pre-existing records management problems or setting up systems to get the best out of the functionality of a system.
I have held Foreign Commonwealth Office Security Clearance twice since 2015. The only reason I don’t have an active clearance is due to its expiry and no further need at present. I’m more than happy to reapply if needed.
Between 2011 and 2019 I served on the IRMS Senior Leadership Team, I finished in May 2019 after eight years of volunteer, two years of which was as Vice-Chair. I also undertook roles such as Director of Groups, where I have managed nearly 20 officers who run the geographical and specialist interest groups and also Director of Training and Representation which included expanded the training opportunities available to members.
I am a documented author of the NHS Code of Practice for Records Management, having worked with NHS England, the Department of Health, the National Archives, the Information Governance Alliance and NHS Digital
If you’d like to be trained by me, training courses are coming soon.
For consultancy projects; my specialities include GDPR & Records Management as a combined subject matter in helping towards compliance with GDPR using Records Management techniques, SharePoint Information Architecture, requirements and implementation, Information Asset Registers, Data Flows, Offsite Storage, BS10008:2014 & Scanning, Retention Schedules & Policies, EDRMS, E-Payslips, Systems Implementation, Contract Management, Audits and project work and much more. If it falls under the Information banner, I have experience in it!
I am also available for interviews, blogging, articles and one to one training sessions.
You can see more of my past experience and my roles on my Linked In profile.