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Information Assurance Officer - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-CP1065

Solent NHS Trust
Information Governance Team
£25,655 - £31,534 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

Solent NHS Trust is looking to fill a full-time maternity cover vacancy within the Information Management, Assurance and Compliance Team (Information Governance), as an Information Assurance Officer. The position will be on a fixed term contract or secondment, until June 2023.

The Team already employees a number of Information Assurance Officers and if successful you would be working alongside them, as the team expands its portfolio across the Trust. In particular the team is expanding its support across the Trust in Information Management and Security Assurance. It is an exciting time to join this team, as we work together to further develope and expand the team and our support to both services and patients.

An ideal candidate will have experience of providing senior business support and service engagement to effect and / or support change.

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

The Information Management, Assurance and Compliance Team’s 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. The main purpose of the team is to ensure compliance, develop a learning culture around information compliance, quality improvement and support all services within the Trust in the workstreams assigned to the team (as outlined in the Job Description)

Additionally, we are here to support patients, staff and the wider community, 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.

Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Educated to Degree Level (equivalent) or equivalent demonstrable experience in Information Governance
  • Experience, knowledge and / or understanding of Data Protection
  • Experience of communicating with staff at all levels
  • Experience of managing projects / taking the lead in key areas of work

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

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

Hours per week:15hrs


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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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