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Information Governance Officer- Data Protection

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for an opportunity to drive information governance improvements, and make a real difference? Your contribution will help Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust achieve its goal regarding Confidentiality and Data Protection.

Main duties of the job

You will support the Head of Information Governance and Assurance and IG Managers in developing and coordinating effective information governance across Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

You will provide a first point of contact for queries around how personal information should be handled, providing advice and guidance to stakeholders across the organisation. You will be training substantive staff and bank staff on Information Governance, Data Protection, Data Security and Confidentiality.

The role will require you to do the following:

Giving advice and assistance regarding IG and Data Protection

Attending the Training Leads Meeting

Secretary to the Information Governance and Security Steering Group (IGSSG)

To provide practical support to the Head of Information Governance & Assurance and the other members of the IG department in the execution of their defined duties

The post is based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital although it is expected for the postholder to come to University Hospital Lewisham periodically.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    What are we looking for?

    This role would suit someone with some experience or knowledge of Information Governance and Data Protection legislation looking for an opportunity to have a real impact, improve governance and associated processes and drive creative and effective solutions.

    If you have any queries concerning the above please contact Ryan Pooley at or call 0208 333 3000 x 48199

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Graduate or relevant experience


    • IG qualification



    • NHS Experience
    • Experience in Information governance or related field.


    • Experience of collection and collation of information for external assessments such as the DSPT, Care Quality Commission's Information Commissioner's Office

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels in a complex, multi-disciplinary environment, both orally and in writing.
    • Self-motivated and able to motivate others.
    • Understanding of Freedom of Information Act 2000, Data Protection Act 2018 and Information Governance legal frameworks.
    • Understanding and knowledge of confidentiality guidance.
    • Understanding of the role of the Caldicott Guardian in the NHS
    • Knowledge of the DSPT


    • Understanding and knowledge of records management guidance
    • Understanding and knowledge of the Human Rights Act.
    • Experience of working on projects

    Personal Qualities


    • Good team player.
    • Possess self-confidence, enthusiasm, motivation, tact and diplomacy.
    • Ability to relate to a wide range of staff and colleagues.
    • Flexibility in approach to work - ability to take on unscheduled tasks.
    • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, including negotiation and presentational skills.


    • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and confident

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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