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Information Governance Officer

£42,000 to £48,000
Job Type
20 Sep 2022

HTA are seeking an Information Governance Officer on a fixed term contract basis until 31 March 2023. This role is to support the HTA in meeting its requirements under the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT). The postholder will be responsible for the co-ordination, collation and against certain standards the delivery of activities and generation of the evidence required in readiness of the interim submission by 28 February 2023 and the final submission by 30 June 2023.

The successful applicant will:

  • Act as a subject matter expert providing organisation-wide data protection advice and support. Understand the operational ramifications of advice and find practical solutions.
  • Provide project management rigour to the organisation's response, progress and delivery of actions and activities identified in the 2021/22 improvement plan
  • Assist and support HTA staff to comply with a wide range of regulatory requirements by undertaking and supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of audit, policy and training processes relating to data security and protection;
  • Conduct IG processing activities, including advising on incidents, breaches and data transfer including any remedial activities
  • Support the implementation of HTA data security, protection and wider IG requirements including but not limited to, the annual NHS Data Security Protection Toolkit submission.

Responsibilities will include:

  • collation of actions, activities and evidence needed to meet the submission requirements for the HTA's DSPT submission 2022/23
  • providing advice and support to the HTA on Information Governance including data security and data protection requirements and best practice.
  • the development and implementation of IG policies, procedures and standards with assistance from leads across the business.
  • implementation of new and changes to existing training/development activities for all HTA staff to raise awareness, understanding and compliance with data protection requirements.

The successful candidate will have a degree, or equivalent knowledge and experience.

You will need specialist knowledge of Information Governance legislation, including the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Caldicott Principles, Information Governance Standards and Information Security, especially in regard to the ever increasing implementation of digital transformation.

You will have demonstrable experience with at least one of ISO 27000 (and related), the NHS Data Security Protection Toolkit, Cyber Essentials and/or managing the information governance aspects on behalf of a public sector organisation. The ability to work methodically with a high degree of attention to detail is critical. Equally important is the ability to manage your time efficiently when managing multiple projects and carry out tasks unsupervised.

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  • Job Reference: 717076651-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £42,000 to £48,000
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent