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Information Governance Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
28/01/2021 23:59
£29,577 - £32,910 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week, Monday to Friday
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Jan

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At YHN our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

Our new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them and they shape how we work day to day.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.

These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

The Role:
This is a key role to support the Governance Manager and team to drive forward the information governance agenda throughout the organisation.

The role is key to enabling YHN meet the legal requirements of legislation relating to Information Rights and Responsibilities (principally, but not limited to the Data Protection legislation 2018 (DPA), GDPR and The Freedom of Information Act 2000(FOI)).

You will be responsible for interpreting regulations and legislation, being the first point of contact for enquiries, breaches and information requests across the organisation and externally, therefore a good working knowledge of DPA and FOI is a must.

As a subject matter expert you will develop policies and initiatives to enable us to manage our statutory requirements. You will work across the business to promote awareness and good practice in information governance.

You will work with your colleagues in the Information Governance team to drive the agenda, working with colleagues across the organisation to identify gaps in compliance, highlight areas of risk, provide solutions and develop best practice.

The role will project manage and coordinate information governance projects for our whole organisation, so no two days will be the same. You will need to be highly organised to deal with competing demands.

We are looking for someone with effective influencing, organisation and collaboration skills with experience of working in a governance and/or project management environment. Experience within the public sector and social housing is desirable but not essential.

The Person:
You will be approachable with the ability to build strong relationships and adapt your approach to work with different teams across the organisation.

Being solution focused will be key to the success of this role as is the ability to work collaboratively, motivating and engaging colleagues to deliver projects and embed best practice. You will have a track record track record of leadership through example and building strong networks and partnerships to ensure change is successful.

You will be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent research skills. You will also have advanced written and verbal communication skills. The ability to prioritise your workload to ensure deadlines are met is essential.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or can evidence work experience that demonstrates a level of knowledge and application of knowledge that would satisfy a graduate standard.

The ability to work remotely is also a requirement of the role.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Karen Hedley on 07929825962 or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply Now” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

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