Head of Information Governance

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£57,006 to £66,241 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
Cwm Taf Morgannwg is seeking to appoint a Head of Information Governance to lead the development, implementation, establishment, and ownership of the areas of Information Governance as a corporate resource, so that it strategically and operationally supports the clinical and business objectives of the UHB.

This role will interpret and advise CTM on the implementation of all UK and European legislation, as well as NHS and Government guidelines in these areas, implementing appropriate measures as required.

We are looking for someone with excellent knowledge of the relevant legislation and good practice, experience of providing in depth professional advice, along with significant experience of management and leadership. A confident communicator, you will build networks and trust across and beyond CTM, drawing on analytical skills and strategic thinking to make effective judements.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Strategically oversee, and operationally develop, implement, scrutinise and review appropriate strategies, policies and procedures that support all Information Governance areas.
  • Ensure the Health Board complies with, and conforms to, legal requirements including the Data Protection & Freedom of Information Acts through the enforcement of suitable policies/procedures, providing advice, drive, assistance and guidance, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of the local and national Freedom of Information & Governance agenda to lead Health Board's developments, in line with the strategic direction, interpreting changes and advising the Board through the Information Governance Committee and Board reports.
  • Lead, plan and organise the timely delivery of obligatory documentation e.g. Freedom of Information responses, Data Protection Subject Access Request responses, Healthcare Standards toolkit.
  • Using specialist knowledge, advise on highly complex legal and regulatory issues, often involving difficult judgments where no precedent has been set in controversial areas such as the Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection Act, and other national legislation.
  • They will provide crucial expertise to support all services across the University Health Board and help to lead the information governance function for the benefit of the people across the Cwm Taf Morgannwg region and the wider population that access healthcare services within our area

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification



  • Educated Master's Degree level or possess equivalent level of skills, knowledge and experience
  • ISEB Information Security or Data Protection or Certified /information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) and FOI or equivalent



  • Excellent knowledge in relevant legislation, good practice guidelines and frameworks
  • Knowledge of risk management and investigation processes



  • Significant evidence of NHS organisation experience at a senior level providing strategic advice
  • Significant evidence of in depth professional and specialist experience in appropriate legislation (e.g. UK-GDPR)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Flexible within the CTM locations


CF45 4SN

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