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Information Governance Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 16/09/2021 23:59
£29,577 - £32,910 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House
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Job details 

Closing date:
16 Sep

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This job is closed for applications.

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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 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: Fixed term for 12 months
This is a great opportunity to join a growing team. You will play a key role in supporting the Governance Manager to drive forward the IG agenda and embed Privacy by Design throughout the organisation to enable YHN to meet the legal requirements of legislation relating to Information Rights and Responsibilities (principally the Data Protection legislation 2018 (DPA), GDPR, 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, initiatives and work across the business to promote awareness and good practice in information governance.

You will work closely with the Manager to drive the information governance agenda, working with colleagues across the organisation to identify gaps in compliance, highlight areas of risk, provide solutions and develop best practice.

You will project manage and coordinate information governance projects for our whole organisation, so no two days will be the same and 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 solution focused and have the ability to work collaboratively, motivate and engage colleagues to embed best practice. You will have a track record of leadership through example, building strong networks and partnerships to ensure change is successful.

You will be a highly motivated self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills and with the ability to prioritise your workload to ensure deadlines are met. You will with the ability to work across different teams.

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.

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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