Information Governance Officer

Concern Group
Newcastle Upon Tyne
From £21,715 to £26,260 per annum
14 Jun 2018
14 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Information Governance Officer

Based in Seaton Burn, Newcastle 37.5 hours per week 

Permanent Salary: £21,715 - £26,260 per annum, dependent on experience 

Concern Group is one of the largest non-statutory providers of mental health services in England. The Group is made up of Mental Health Concern, Insight Healthcare and various projects and partnerships that are all focussed around our mission which is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the people we serve. 

The Group has a strong presence in the North of England and has developed a range of services nationwide. We are primarily commissioned by the NHS and local authorities and provide innovative, specialist mental health, primary care and well-being services. 

We are now seeking an Information Governance Officer to help the Group in achieving our strategic objectives and to support us through an exciting time of change and development. 

The Role

Reporting to the Governance and Quality Manager, the post holder will be responsible for information governance (IG) services including records management across Concern Group. 

They will contribute to the development of key areas of Concern Group’s risk management arrangements, thereby building a culture of continuous improvement and carrying out processes to measure and further improve quality. 

The role will work closely with the Governance and Quality Manager, clinicians and managers throughout Concern Group, to ensure compliance with statutory IG responsibilities, including the General Data Protection Regulations. 

The Person

You will be experienced in designing, developing and maintaining information management systems and will have demonstrable knowledge of information governance principles and practice, with a sound understanding of current information governance issues and best practice, ideally within the health and social care sector.

You will have experience of writing policies, procedures and guidance for practice use and knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulations with the ability to effectively develop, implement and promote new GDPR processes, procedures and guidance to ensure compliance.

What we offer in return

    Competitive salary Comprehensive induction and ongoing training & development 27 days annual leave in addition to statutory bank holidays, rising to 32 after 10 years’ serviceOpportunity to purchase additional annual leave. Family friendly policies. Death in service benefitsLifeworks health and wellbeing platformAccess to a range of discounted perks, through a mobile appChildcare vouchers Cycle to work schemeOccupational Health Service and free counselling and advice service. Annual staff surveys Contributory pension scheme 
This post offers a unique opportunity for an ambitious applicant to join a highly successful and expanding Organisation. 

Closing date – 26th June 2018 

Interview date – To be confirmed 

Interested candidates should forward a CV by clicking Apply. 

Please outline your current salary and expectations.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, then please contact Alma O’Rourke, Governance and Quality Manager on 0191 217 0377. 

This post is subject to a DBS disclosure. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of applying please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Concern Group reserves the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date if a large volume of applications are received.

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