NHS, Head of Information Governance, Jobs, London, 613

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NHS, Head of Information Governance - London

Ref: 613 Date Posted: Wednesday 14 Mar 2018
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SceneOne are excited to be involved in the recruitment process, sourcing a 'Head of Information Governance' for an NHS Trust based in London.

The Head of Information Governance is a key governance responsibility in the organisation and will be the lead subject matter expert in GDPR governance to ensure the Trust complies with GDPR regulation. The role is responsible for the strategic leadership of Information Governance (IG) throughout the Trust. They will be the prime source of expert advice and policy development to create and maintain high level awareness, profile and understanding of the strategic and practical importance of IG, and to assure the Trust senior management team and Trust board that it is meeting its statutory and mandatory obligations.

The role is accountable for setting the strategic direction for the IG agenda across the Trust, bringing together Data Protection, Caldicott, Cyber Security, Information Quality Assurance, Records Management and Freedom of Information into a comprehensive work programme, ensuring the Trust complies with the information management legal framework.

The Head of Information Governance will also provide specialist expert advice to the Caldicott Guardian, Deputy Caldicott Guardian and SIRO, and will deputise for the SIRO as required. The role also provides specialist advice to managers across the Trust on the safe use and management of information using their expertise to influence and improve operational practice.

The Head of IG will lead the IG team’s specialist work across the organisation with key operational stakeholders.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Strategy and service improvement
  • Audit and Assurance
  • Resource management
  • Operational support
  • Provide leadership and coordination of the Information Governance Committee and Information Assurance Support Groups Communication/ reporting
  • Knowledge, expertise and research
  • Management and planning


  • 3/5 years experience as a Head of IG
  • NHS experience is crucial