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Information Governance Specialist

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Information Governance Specialistwho shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

The post holder will support the Head of cyber security and information governance in reviewing and implementing the Trusts IG Strategy and improvement program ensuring the Trust meets with all the statutory and regulatory requirements for information governance.

The role will lead on ensuring the requirements of the Data Security and Protection toolkit are met.

Provide leadership and expert advice on information governance across the Trust on information governance. Data protection, GDPR and on developing new and innovation approaches, ensuring compliance with all of the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

To support Head of Cyber Security and IG, the development and implementation of the Trust's Information Governance Strategy, policies and delivery of the associated work programme to meet statutory, regulatory and legislative requirements, national/local policies and best practice.

To interpret the requirements of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit, develop and lead an improvement plan, liaising with the identified leads to ensure the organisation meets with the requirements and has the supporting evidence internal and external inspection.

To lead and ensure the timely completion of the annual Data Security and Protection Toolkit, and take the lead on specific measures, in order to gain internal authorisation prior to submission in line with the national deadlines.

To identify risks across the Trust in relation to information governance, ensure actions taken to mitigate the risks and escalated as appropriate and maintain an Information Governance Risk Register.

To support the DPO and interpret the legislation and national guidance in relation to Information Governance and make recommendations to ensure that the Trusts meets the requirements.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

The Lister Hospital, Stevenage

New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City

Hertford County, Hertford

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Relevant qualifications in information governance/Data Protection
  • Evidence of ongoing career/professional development


  • Relevant qualifications in information governance, records management, data protection and information security

Personal Experience


  • Detailed knowledge of information governance and data protection legislation, duties and responsibilities.
  • Experience of Information Governance management and compliance within a large organisation - preferably the NHS.


  • Experience of working in Health care setting with multi-professional healthcare teams
  • Project Management experience



  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiating and influencing skills
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of interpersonal skills to respond to public, patients, staff and external stakeholders
  • Good IT and computer skills inc. use of Microsoft office
  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Problem solving approach
  • Report writing skills
  • Project management and administration skill



  • Detailed knowledge of information governance legislation & policy such as GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, Caldicott 2, The Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Confidentiality Code of Practice, Information Commissioner's office.
  • Knowledge of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Other Requirements


  • Understanding of, and commitment to, equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Role model our Trust values every day

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

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Lane



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