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Information Governance Compliance Officer

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for two Information Governance Compliance Officer's to join our team on a fixed term contract for 6 months.

The post-holder's will be required to provide effective expert advice to colleagues and members of the public with regards to information governance requirements, standards and processes ensuring the trust operate in line with best practice procedures at all times.

The Information Governance Team is responsible for providing expert advice, guidance and services to the Trust covering a number of dimensions: all organisational and personal data developing new processes and policies best practice legal and statutory responsibilities training and education relating to data and information usage incident management compliance reporting annual assurance submissions and any additional measures or structures required to support this.

Main duties of the job

As an IG compliance officer you will be involved in all aspects of data governance for the trust. You will advise services on the best way to process and share information whilst maintainingcompliance with all data protection legislation and NHS standards. They will be responsible for assessing and responding to complex requests for information on a routine basis while acting as the first point of contact for staff in other services.

You will ensure the Trust operates effectively by being responsible for providing specialised support to staff at all levels, such as developing and monitoring Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the services provided to the Trust and act as the specialist in this area, adapting and changingthese as services evolve.

In addition, you will engage with quality and service improvement through auditing, assessing, addressing and communicating issues, trends or opportunities to identify improvements reflecting on own and others' practice contributing to strategic planning identifying new ways of working or potential efficiencies using analysis to improve decision-making and supporting the team to provide services by minimising clinicians' and senior leaders' time taken by administration responsibilities.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 24th of May 2024.

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Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Proven use of a range of systems


  • Experience working in the NHS

Specialist Knowledge


  • Specialist Knowledge in Information Governance


  • An understanding of the NHS current agenda and challenges.

Practical/Intellectual Skills


  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to apply a common sense and logical approach


  • Possess a willingness to learn

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust




TN25 4AZ

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