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Band 8a Deputy Head of Information Governance

Job Reference: 820-1585989-COR

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Information Governance
Priestley Wharf, Birmingham
£44,606 - £50,819 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Information Governance to join our team permanently. BCHC is the biggest stand alone Community Trust in the UK, and we are looking for the right candidate to manage our Information Governance Team.

We require the candidate to lead the Trust's Information Governance agenda and support the team deliverables.

The Head of IG role is responsible for the delivery of specialist Information Governance advice with a detailed knowledge of the Data Protection Act, GDPR, Confidentiality, Information Risk and relevant legislation. You will also be required to support and advise the Caldicott Guardian applying the Caldicott Principles and the SIRO with Risk Management.

You will be responsible for the successful delivery of the Data Security & Protection Toolkit and work programme aligned to the requirements.

You will provide expert advice on areas of Information Security, Information Risk, and deliver the Trust's IG strategy to ensure compliance with legislation.

You will have experience in advising IG on a range of projects which include information sharing, confidentiality, records management and clinical systems security.

You will have outstanding interpersonal skills which provide the ability to work with internal and external stakeholders.

You will also have experience working in a senior role and experience of managing a team with successful delivery of a range of IG requirements.

We are looking for someone with previous experience of working in this field, educated to degree level. A full understanding of information governance in the NHS is essential, along with up to date knowledge of the the Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data Protection Regulation 2016, Freedom of Information Act 2000, other relevant legislation and Caldicott principles. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator and able to support the team deliver successfully outcomes aligned to annual work plans and support services trust wide. Previous management experience is essential.


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Be Part of Our Team...

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, parents and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre and one of Europe’s leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to ‘Be Part of Our Team’ and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Ben Pumphrey Data Protection Officer / Head of Legal Services / 07720 945 965

Please be aware that Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHC) utilises a third party recruitment system (TRAC). When applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into TRAC and any correspondence will be sent via the TRAC. We advise that you check your junk/spam emails.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and we serve a wide range of people and communities. BCHC is an advocate of diversity and strive to mirror our community as much possible.

We are committed to and actively promote equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals from all areas of the community who meet the specific criteria are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage/civil partnerships.

Promoting Workforce Equality

In response to data held by BCHC which demonstrates that individuals from particular protected characteristics are under-represented, BCHC are striving to redress these imbalances. In order to do this, the Trust is committed to the employment and career development of individuals from these protected characteristics. As part of this commitment, given this under representation, the Trust guarantees an interview to any applicants from under represented protected characteristic for positions at Band 8a and above whose application meets the essential criteria for the post as detailed on the Person Specification.

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from Black, Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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