Head of Information Governance / Head of Information Assurance

£55,000 - £65,000 per annum + Big pension, Lots of holiday

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Information Governance, GDPR, Freedom of Information, FOI, Prevent, Managing, Information Assurance

Head of Information Governance

The Head of Information Governance sets the standard and framework for excellent information governance and management for our complex organisation. The Head of Information Governance works to ensure the company makes effective, secure and compliant use of information in all its forms across the organisation, allowing them to fully exploit information assets in support of organisational priorities and processes.

The role will develop and deliver awareness campaigns for the organisation’s IT policies, standards and guidelines and will ensure ongoing compliance with PREVENT, GDPR and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure the operational delivery of the Information Governance function
    • Managing the Information Governance Team
    • Set and review annual targets for the Information Governance Team including objectives and operational plan as well as reviewing resources required to meet these objectives
    • Ensure that all internal and external processes are met to ensure compliance with statutory commitments including the statutory deadlines for the processing of Subject Access and Freedom of Information Requests
    • Oversee the data breach investigation process including the maintenance of a service improvement register when processes need to be amended.
    • Ensure continual process improvement through the regular review of the operating delivery of the team and making the appropriate adjustments to processes
  • Develop and deliver an Information Governance strategy
    • Work with Senior Information Risk Owners to develop and deliver an Information Governance Strategy
    • Identify performance indicators to measure the success of the Information Governance Strategy
  • Provide subject matter expertise on the General Data Protection Regulation and give oversight for the operational delivery of the regulation
    • Management and assurance that the organisation is compliant with GDPR legislation this includes:
      • A review of our legal ability to process data
      • The compilation and ongoing maintenance of an information asset register
      • Introduction of privacy impact assessments for all new and current systems

    Demonstrable Experience & Qualifications:

    • A demonstrable track record in managing and developing teams of experienced information governance professionals
    • Experience of designing, implementing and managing policies, procedures and standards
    • Experience with the creation and delivery of an Information Governance Strategy would be beneficial
    • Experience the delivery of complex projects or activities with strategic influence across a large organisation with a significant impact upon organisational resources (people, time and money)
    • Industry recognised qualifications in information governance-eg ISEB Data Protection
    • Certified International Privacy Professional or equivalent experience
    • Sound understanding of confidentiality and data protection legislation, including GDPR, DPA 2018, and PECR
    • Sound understanding of information security frameworks
    • An understanding of best practice in the field of data protection and information sharing

    This role offers the suitable Head of Information Governance the opportunity to lead on IG Strategy creation and implementation, in addition to the opportunity to stay Operationally involved in the running and growth of a team which means that every day will be exciting and varied.

    If you are keen to take on a position that offers fantastic development opportunities on a personal level, in addition to providing a working environment that is supportive and delivers generous leave, 9am-5pm hours, access to gym facilities and a fantastic pension, then please get in contact ASAP with your application.

    Information Governance, GDPR, Freedom of Information, FOI, Prevent, Managing, Information Assurance

    Reference: BBBH2657

    Posted On: April 10, 2019

    David Pynor
    Head of Technology

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