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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/01/2022.

Information Assurance & Compliance Manager

Job Reference: 449-CP933-2

Solent NHS Trust
Information Governance
£40,057 - £45,839 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Job Specific Location/Base: Highpoint Venue, Burseldon Road, Southampton, SO19 8BR, although currently working remotely / at home

Solent NHS Trust is looking for a qualified individual and experienced Information Governance Lead. This role is to take the Operation and Managerial Lead of the Information Governance Team, working to support the Head of Information Governance and Security (Data Protection Officer) in ensuring all legal requirements and mandatory requirements of Data Protection and supporting legislation, are implemented, across the Trust to a high standard.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

The Information Governance Teams main responsibilities and duties are to work and support all staff and services within the Trust, to ensure that they are educated in Data Protection and supporting legislation, that this is adhered to and we support our staff in protecting all data held by the organisation.

Additionally, we are here to support patients, staff and the wider communicate, in understanding and exercising their rights, accessing information they are entitled to and providing an open and transparent environment, with regards to how we process data.

Our main working collaborations are all clinical and non-clinical services, as Information Governance is a key principle in all working practices; as well as external Health and Social Care partners, to support transition of care and integrated care working. Working with and supporting the wider public is also key to our work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Management of the Information Governance Team
  • Identify High risk or Serious Information Governance incidents that meet the threshold for an incident review meeting
  • To ensure that the Trust continues to have a robust security and confidentiality programme in line with national Data Protection requirements
  • Providing advice and guidance to the organisation, independent contractors and the public on Data Protection legislation, and where appropriate providing briefing documents based on interpretation of NHS guidance and applicable legislation

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Specialist qualification in Information Governance / Data Protection or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • Experience being an being an Information Governance Lead
  • Experience in managing staff
  • Experience in leading and implementing change
  • Refer to Job Description for further details

For more information on the post, please contact Sadie Bell via email


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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