Head of Corporate Information

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
£49,244 to £55,438 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a high trust role working to support the Director of Corporate Governance and Chief Business Officer. The Head of Corporate Information will be responsible for providing high level comprehensive support to ensure the development of a professional business culture.

The Head of Corporate Information will play a fundamental role in managing systems and processes for the disclosure of corporate information, providing advice and guidance to ensure legislative requirements are met at all times.

The post holder will be expected to demonstrate high levels of integrity, innovation and commitment to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, proactively and continually looking to identify new and more effective and efficient ways of delivering corporate business elements.

The post holder will act with integrity developing, maintaining and managing relationships, in line with the Health Board's values. Acting as a key channel for effective communication between the Chief Executive, Executive Directors and colleagues across the Health Board, NHS Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and other external partners.

There will be a need for the post holder to handle highly confidential and sometimes very contentious and sensitive information of a personal, financial and political nature and will therefore be relied upon to observe and comply with specific and implied confidentiality rules and policies

Main duties of the job

The postholder will:
  • lead implementation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as well as NHS and Welsh Government guidelines and standards and the Information Commissioners Office Codes of Practice. Monitor and ensure compliance in these areas and provide assurance and advice to the Board and its Committees on the effectiveness of related processes and compliance
  • lead the development and delivery of effective systems and processes for the processing of Freedom of Information requests received by the Health Board in accordance with corporate and legislative requirement including logging, reviewing and referring requests, collecting information, and collating final responses for review
  • ensure the Health Board's disclosure log, publication scheme and corporate webpages are maintained and up-to-date
  • provide visible and professional leadership, this may include dealing with complex, contentious and political governance issues in highly sensitive situations, in relation to the application of the Freedom of Information Act and General Data Protection Regulation
  • utilise their specialist knowledge, advise on highly complex legal and regulatory issues, often involving difficult judgments in controversial areas such as the Freedom of Information Act, General Data Protection Regulations, and other national legislation

Full duties and responsibilities are outlined in the Job Description.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Educated to Masters level or equivalent level of qualification or demonstrable equivalent level of experience.


  • Professional or specialist qualification in Information Governance



  • Extensive experience working at senior manager level.


  • Trained and experienced in investigation techniques to deal with alleged breaches of confidentiality concerns and data security breaches using a range of complementary tools



  • Ability to lead and working within a team as well as on own initiative

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Ability to deal with stressful and emotional situations on a regular basis

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

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


Headquarters, St Cadocs Hospital

Lodge Road


NP18 3XQ

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