NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hours per week
£44,606-£50,819 per annum
The St Helens and Knowsley Health Informatics Service (HIS) provides shared IT services to a number of NHS and Independent sector organisations and has a proven track record in successfully delivering transformation change by the use of IT as an enabler.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within St Helens & Knowsley Health Informatics Service (HIS) Information Governance (IG) Team for a full time Head of Information Governance and Data Protection Officer.
This is great opportunity for someone to manage one of the largest providers of specialist Information Governance support in England. The post-holder will also be the named Data Protection Officer (DPO) in addition to delivering the comprehensive information governance agenda.
The role requires the holder to advise on data protection issues whilst maintaining objectivity and maintaining the highest professional standards and ethics. You will provide independent scrutiny on issues relating to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Information Governance whilst working in close relationship with relevant stakeholders including external partners.
The post-holder will contribute to the effective implementation of IG management and controls relating to national monitoring frameworks, in particular, the annual Data Security and Protection Assessment (DSPA), CQC standards and NHS Codes of Practice.
This is an opportunity for someone with the appropriate skills, experience and qualifications. The role will suit someone who has worked in a similar role in a health or social care setting, is highly motivated and is looking for a new challenge to help embed compliance with the new Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
You will have experience delivering change with strong leadership skills and practical experience within an NHS Information Governance/Data Protection environment.
Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.
Please note, interviews will include assessment tasks. Interviews will take place 24th and 25th September 2019.
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is the BEST acute Trusts in England for the THIRD year running!
The Trust is currently the only acute Trust in Cheshire and Merseyside, and is one of nine in the entire country, to achieve the title of OUTSTANDING, rated by the Care Quality Commission.
We provide a full range of acute adult services to our local population of circa 350,000 and provide tertiary services across a much wider area in the North West, North Wales and Isle of Man. We are a Major Trauma Unit and the Mersey Regional Burns Unit.
Our '5 Star Patient Care' strategy is at the heart of all that we do; supporting our vision to provide world class services for all our patients by getting it right for every patient, every time.
Our latest achievements include:
Trust rates Outstanding by the CQC – Inspection August 2018
Best in the NHS, Patient Led Assessment of the Care Environment 2017 and 2018
The Trust achieved top marks in the country for areas including; cleanliness, food, privacy and dignity, facilities for patients living with dementia and disabilities, conditions, appearance and maintenance of the hospital buildings.
Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers and Health Service Journal)
Best acute Trust in England (NHS Staff Survey 2017 and 2018)
Best Patient Experience in the NHS (CHKS Top Hospitals Awards 2015)
In the NHS Staff Survey 2018 the Trust scored the highest marks in the following areas;
Positive organisation culture of safety
Quality of care
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Providing a safe environment for staff
Our staff rated our Trust as the best place to work and receive treatment. The Trust has also been recognised, for the third year running, as being the top acute Trust in the entire country for staff engagement, staff motivation, and pride in the quality of care we provide to patients.
For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Malcolm Gandy, Deputy Director of IT, Malcolm.email@example.com
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust are committed to providing an environment and services which embrace diversity and which promote equality of opportunity, we welcome applications from all sections of the communities we serve to enable us to reflect their diversity and improve the delivery of the services we provide.
Any information gathered during the application process relating to protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is gathered for statistical purposes only and is not made available to recruiting managers at any stage of the recruitment process.
As a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who consider themselves to have a disability and who meet the minimum selection criteria (essential) at each stage of the selection process. you can indicate your wish submit an application under the Trust's guaranteed interview scheme in the personal information section of the online application form.
If you consider yourself to be disabled or have any other long term health issues and have special support needs in applying for a job, attending for an interview or in undertaking any tests as part of a selection process, please inform us of any reasonable adjustments you require in order for us to support you in maximising your ability to gain employment with us.
The Trust is a non-smoking site. Failure to follow this rule could lead to disciplinary action.
If you are experiencing difficulties in accessing the electronic application form. Please email the team, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware, that we may close a vacancy earlier than stated, should a sufficient number of applications be received from which a shortlist can be confirmed therefore you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.