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EPR Information Governance Lead (Band 7)

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

Fixed term, 37.5 hours per week

There has never been a better time to join us as we embark on the next exciting phase of digital development with the introduction of a new electronic patient record (EPR). For the Trust, our EPR is much more than a digital version of written notes. It will bring about a transformation to the way we provide care to patients and we're looking for energetic, forward-thinkers to join the team.

We are seeking to appoint an Information Governance Lead.

You will be required to assist the EPR Programme Manager and the Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer (DPO) in the effective delivery of the Information Governance (IG) service for the EPR Programme and across both Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust. You will have experience of working in an information governance specialist role applying expert working knowledge of related subjects.

You will have advanced analytical and interpretation skills and be able to use your persuasion and negotiating / motivational skills to command the confidence of managers and clinicians and to build relationships at all levels.

To be successful you will need to have excellent working knowledge of the Data Protection Act / GDPR and their application in practice excellent understanding of the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit and agenda.

Main duties of the job

To provide advice and guidance in all areas of Information Governance, ensuring that this knowledge is kept up to date and changes in legislation or national and local policies are communicated effectively to staff at all levels within the organisation.

Support the review of Information Governance and record management strategy and policies across both Trusts, aligning ethical and technical IG requirements, and producing supporting documentation which is easily usable for staff, visitors and patients - where needed.

To provide support in the development and implementation of the Information Governance Code of Practice across both Trusts.

Audit and analyse organisational capabilities with regard to Information Governance, including supporting completion and submission of the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) assessment.

To support the development and implementation of the Information Governance Plans to meet legislative and internal requirements, the output of the DSPT and national / local policies in the following areas:
  • GDPR and Data Protection Act
  • Caldicott principles: use, communication and protection of patient identifiable information
  • Information Quality Assurance
  • Information Security
  • Confidentiality, particularly the NHS code of conduct

For further information and full details of the job role, please see the attached job description

About us

The Trust is committed to allowing our colleagues to work flexibly in when, how and where you work where we are able. We can support agile working for some of our roles, where you can work a combination of on site and remotely, and if successful you should talk to your manager about your individual arrangements. There would be an expectation for colleagues to return to their base of work, where required.We would also welcome applications from those wishing to work on a job share or part time basis,for example where this supports you to continue to work in your current role.

We want to attract staff who embrace our values of compassion, a commitment to quality of care and working together for patients: we want to make these part of our DNA.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information and full details of the job role please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Degree level education, or able to demonstrate considerable experience in IG
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Evidence of further study/knowledge at Masters level or equivalent experience


  • ISEB Certificate in Data Protection
  • ISEB Certificate in Risk Management
  • ISEB Freedom of Information
  • Prince 2 Practitioner



  • Excellent working knowledge of the Data Protection Act / GDPR and their application in practice
  • Knowledge of ICO codes of practice in relation to information rights and good practice
  • Excellent understanding of the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit and agenda
  • Knowledge of information risk management
  • Understanding of equality and diversity issues and how this affects patients, visitors and staff


  • Knowledge of information systems within a healthcare setting
  • Knowledge of PRINCE2 methodology
  • Knowledge of CQC outcomes and key lines of enquiry
  • Knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act (2000) and Environmental Information Regulations (2004)



  • Experience of working in an IG specialist post applying expert working knowledge of related subjects
  • Experience of managing complex work streams
  • Experience of working and engaging with a variety of senior stakeholders
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of dealing with issues that are governed by legislation
  • Evidence of gaining co-operation from staff at all levels both within and outside of the organisation / business
  • Experience of budget monitoring and management
  • Able to demonstrate successful leadership / management experience


  • Experience of delivering training
  • Project management experience



  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate highly complex and sensitive information to a range of staff
  • Ability to manage conflict and difficult situations, work effectively under pressure, lead, organise and motivate
  • Demonstrate high degree of proficiency in computing skills (MS Office and Windows).
  • Excellent report writing skills

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