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Senior Information Governance Specialist

Job Reference: J242-A-19-0576

eMBED Health Consortium


Senior Information Governance Specialist




The post holder will be qualified to degree level (or equivalent experience) – and will be required to manage, create and present complex Information Governance and Data Protection programmes and assessments. There will be the requirement to plan and organise a range of complex activities. The post holder will be required to work closely with NHS organisations at a high level to provide excellent customer service. The post holder will be capable of becoming an experienced, highly motivated and innovative Information Governance and Data Protection Specialist who will support NHS staff and third party provider staff across the NHS and health community. Also expected to support the development of Information Governance strategies and plans in line with the national NHS England and local IG standards.


*Post holders are expected to work flexibly across all functions according to the skills and requirements for individual roles*


Key Responsibilities:


Meeting the organisation's goals by:


  • Working to deliver the vision and values of the organisation
  • Understanding customer requirements in order to provide a customer focused approach and deliver a customer driven service at all times
  • Building trust, confidence and goodwill with clients in order to encourage customer loyalty
  • Developing sustainable relationships with all clients; championing and guiding them through the services of Embed Health Consortium
  • Maximising all opportunities to generate new business




Key Qualifications:


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in experience

  • Professionally qualified (ISEB Data Protection or equivalent) or undertaking professional development or prepared to undertake ISEB Data Protection or equivalent



Key Skills and Experience


  • Prior experience of working within the function or in areas that work alongside

  • Evidence of client facing experience

  • Specialist knowledge of Data Protection, Caldicott, Consent, Information Security and governance procedures and protocols.

  • Experience of completing NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit

  • Working knowledge of Information Governance/Data Protection within a large and complex organisation

  • Experience of working with others using a project management approach

  • Experience of working to and achieving tight deadlines

  • An understanding and knowledge of the workings of the NHS, the challenges it faces

  • Experience of working with the NHS

  • Requires sound analytical skills to understand a range of complex situations, and to convey understanding to others.

  • Ability to think flexibly to formulate solutions to IG, confidentiality and consent issues.

  • Ability to work and think on own initiative and to deal with often complex issues surrounding clinical systems and legal obligations placed upon professionals

  • Knowledge of Information Governance legislation, National and Professional Guidelines including Dept of Health, Information Commissioner, BMA.

  • Experience of developing training materials and supporting guidance documents and delivering training to other professionals

  • Experience of developing policies and guidance

  • Knowledge of IT/Cyber Security issues and the risks and challenges


  • Computer literate with an ability to use the required systems/office packages
  • Able to analyse and interpret business data
  • Able to think analytically; anticipating obstacles and thinking ahead; using analytical techniques to draw logical solutions to problems
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, with the ability to adjust their communication style and content to suit the audience.
  • Evidence of personal development
  • Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and ensure a customer focussed response across a large geographic area.
  • Able to undertake the demands of the post with reasonable adjustments if required
  • Must be able to travel extensively when required with access to a vehicle




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Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.


Kier is an inclusive employer.


Let’s shape your world together.

Applicants are requested to complete the NHS job application form and upload a CV. Please note applications will be dealt with via the Kier/eMBED Health consortium recruitment system.


Please specify in your application that you have the eligibility to work in the UK. Unfortunately, if you are not eligible to work in the UK it is likely that your application will be rejected. Please be aware that Kier is unbale to sponsor work permit applications.


Please also give details on your eligibility to work in the EU (e.g. national, transferable visa etc)


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