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Information Assurance Officer

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder will provide support for the Trust's Information Assurance Team; specifically, this role encompasses support for our information governance and assurance systems, enabling continuous quality improvement and external assurance of key business processes. You will play a key role in ensuring that the systems and processes support high quality and safe patient care.

Through working in partnership with the colleagues across Informatics & Digital the post holder will;
  • Support the Information Assurance Team to enable continuous quality improvement and external assurance.
  • Assist the Information Assurance Team in encouraging staff and people engagement in key processes and programmes, extending to relationship building across the Trust.
  • Often be the first line of contact for staff seeking assistance on all matters to do with information assurance processes, including the development and submission for review of Trust wide business processes, and developing supporting processes, including within relevant IT packages.
  • Assist the team in defining the information needs in order to monitor quality governance processes and effectiveness across the Trust.
  • Help to develop and maintain inter-divisional and corporate Quality Governance Team relationships to ensure that information assurance projects are progressed in accordance with the relevant Trust policy and Trust values

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the Information Assurance agenda across the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, including assisting the Head of Information Assurance in the development and review of core policies, standards, procedures and staff guidance relating to Information Governance across the NCA.

The post holder will audit compliance against the Information Governance elements of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit assertions across the Group and will be a key member of the Information Assurance team, devising and deliveringassurance programmes based on compliance audit cycles regarding Group compliance.

To support the Information Assurance agenda; support the NCA to meet internal and external targets, producing formal compliance and exception reports.

To support the development and review of core policies, standards, procedures and staff guidance relating to Information Governance across the NCA

Support devising an audit programme and conducting audits to review compliance across the Group, creating thematic and exception reports.

Ensure that findings and actions from compliance audits are followed up and in a timely manner.

Ensure Information Governance elements of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit are evidenced within the annual submission and that these are closely monitored throughout the year.

Communicate with all levels of staff including senior staff in the organisation in relation to data protection, confidentiality and privacy matters.

About us

In your role you will manage the administration of information assurance committees and short life working groups, ensuring that these are well governed and with effective communication with those involved in their conduct.

Salford Royal was chosen as a Centre for Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) the Digital Team have played an instrumental part in this and have led the way in successfully launching many initiatives, identifying our Trust as one of the most digitally mature Trusts in England with regards to Health Informatics and the pioneering use of the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) System, plus much more.Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in relevant field
  • Evidence of continued professional development in applicable field


  • Attended training or achieved qualification in a field of Information Governance
  • Attended training or achieved qualification in Data Protection and/or Data Security



  • Understanding and awareness of principles of the Confidentiality/Caldicott/Data Protection and Data Security Standards
  • An understanding of the confidentiality and sensitivity of dealing with all forms of personal data.


  • Ability to understand, analyse and present complex issues in a confident, logical and straightforward manner



  • Assurance/compliance review experience


  • Administration experience in a busy office environment, preferably within the NHS.
  • Knowledge and experience of producing reports, procedures and policies



  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organisational, communication and time management skills; Worked in an environment that demands new thinking and innovation
  • Excellent organisation skills and attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent word processing skills including experience of report writing, spread sheets and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to motivate and engage staff; Problem solving skills;


  • Proven ability to work Independently

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