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Information Governance Manager & Data Protection Officer

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£56,388 to £62,785 Per annum inclusive of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Information Governance Manager - Band 8a

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a friendly and dynamic team at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust!

As our Information Governance Manager, reporting to the Trust's new Director of Corporate Governance, and leading a small team, you will will have the opportunity to personally take the strategic lead in developing and managing a best-in-class information governance and data protection framework for the organisation.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing the Information Governance Strategy with responsibility and accountability for the development, implementation, delivery and assurance of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit.

You will bring highly specialist knowledge and skills - covering UK GDPR, Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act, and other associated standards and legislation - as well as outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills.
Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the Trust has appropriate policies and procedures in place to meet its statutory duties and legal obligations and will drive the annual Information Governance work programme, incorporating: Information Governance Management Confidentiality and Data Protection Information Security Clinical Information Secondary Use Corporate Information Information Quality and Records Management.

The post holder will support the Caldicott Guardian and the Senior Information Risk Officer (SIRO) (as appropriate) and provide professional support and advice to all staff on matters relating to information governance. As Data Protection Officer the post holder will represent the Trust in liaising with the ICO and other statutory bodies as required on all matters relating to privacy, information governance and data protection.

To find out more, please read the job description for information on what the role involves, and the person specification, for a full break down of the skills, knowledge and experience we're looking for in this role.

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in relevant area.
  • Recognised information Governance or related qualification, eg ISEB.


  • Prince 2 (project management) practitioner.



  • Experience at senior level of working with the Information Governance agenda in the NHS, Social Care or other large organization.
  • Project management experience.


  • Experience of delivering performance improvement in a large organization.

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon University Hospital NHS Trust


Croydon University Hospital

530 London Road



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