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Head of Information Governance & Data Protection Officer

Job Reference: 833-SS-CC-590-21

(CC) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Information Governance
£54,764 to £63,862 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

This post brings together the highly specialist knowledge and skills required to maintain the required Data Protection Officer role alongside the traditional Head of Information Governance role and will have responsibility for a variety of activities including servicing the Trusts Information Governance Board, the production of the Information Governance Toolkit and responding to Subject Access and Freedom of Information requests and records management.

Working flexibly, your base will be at out Trust headquarters just a mile or so outside Leeds city centre but you will want to be working closely with Trust staff throughout the city and in the services we operate throughout Yorkshire and the Humber.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the role of the Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) ensuring that the information security requirements detailed in the Information Governance Assurance Framework are reviewed, documented, implemented and, where necessary actioned in the case of any security breach forming a Serious Incident Requiring Investigation (SIRI).
  • To act as a central and reporting point to the SIRO through the Information Governance Group.
  • To function as the Data Protection Officer (DPO) as defined under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016.
  • To act as deputy to the Caldicott Guardian ensuring that the Trust has a managed and co-ordinated standard based approach to GDPR, Information Governance and the Caldicott Function

Given the seniority of this role you can expect to spend significant time working with the senior leadership team of the Trust however due to the complexity and breadth of clinical services which the Trust provides, you can also expect to be working alongside almost anyone from our clinical service teams.

We are looking for a leader. An expert leader in the field of Information Governance to ensure information governance remains embedded across the Trust in all that we do.

To reflect the importance we place in this role you will report directly to an executive director of the Trust.

Most importantly, you will know what needs to be achieved and will work autonomously across a diverse range of community based clinical services to achieve it. It's a given that you have an extensive knowledge of information governance. It is essential that you have the personal qualities, the communication skills and the flexibility of approach to work with clinical and managerial colleagues who may not see information governance as their top priority.

Key Skills Required:

  • Ability to analyse complex information requiring interpretation in order to meet the service requirement
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to produce clear concise communications
  • Ability to provide contentious information to staff groups and to communicate business sensitive information to internal staff
  • Competent and skilled in the use of software packages in order to collect and interpret data, present reports and compile simple presentations
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, prioritising work and acting on own initiative where appropriate; pre-empting problems and working to solve them in an appropriate manner.
  • Demonstrates leadership in everyday practice

Qualifications Required:

  • Master’s Degree or first degree and significant equivalent Information Governance experience.

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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