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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/06/2020.

Information Governance Officer

Job Reference: 457-20-035-CR

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
£21,892 to £24,157 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

Scheduled & Planned Care Network
Community Enhancing Recovery Team (CERT), Specialist Community Forensic Team

Information Governance Officer  (permanent contract)

Salary: Band 4 £21,892 - £21,157 per annum pro rata, (dependent on experience)

Location: Split base, to be confirmed
Hours: 37.5 hours

Post Ref:  457-20-035-CR

The Community Enhancing Recovery Team, also known as CERT, is an award-winning, innovative service which provides intensive rehabilitation in people’s homes as an alternative to being admitted to hospital.  The service provides intensive support to people with a variety of needs, including people with mental health problems, personality disorders and mild learning disabilities. The team’s aim is to build the confidence and psychological skills of the people we support to live independently in the community during their recovery and reduce the need for inpatient admission.

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust has been chosen by NHS England to pioneer a new approach to support forensic service users in the community instead of in secure hospitals, in the form of a Specialist Community Forensic Team (SCFT). This can improve quality of life, health outcomes and reduce inequality. Other teams in the programme have spoken of how this work has had a “genuine impact on service users’ lives”, along with the ability to “instil hope” and “witness real life changes”.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our administrative team in order to support our information governance processes. Providing an important role in the collection, collation and analysis of information relating to service development, improvement and performance, you will become a valued member of our wider administrative team and undertake varied tasks, therefore, it is essential you are able to work in a flexible and varied work environment. The Role will be split 3 days with CERT and 2 days with the SCFT, though initially this may mean travel between two sites, the plan is for both teams to be co-located

Regular support, supervision and training will be given. An interest in supporting the work of a large clinical team is essential.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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