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Information Governance Manager

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    Knowledge & Information Management

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    £24.18 per hour

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    Mark Leigh

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  • Duration:

    6 months

​​Information Governance Manager

6-month contract

£24.18 per hour


35 hours a week

Hybrid 40% on site / 60% remote


About the company


Our client, a professional body for clinical specialists are looking to recruit an Information Governance Manager. The role will provide support to the Information Governance Team and will have 2 specific duties. Firstly, supporting and working closely with the Head of Information Governance to deliver the information governance function, and secondly, to deputise as DPO in the absence of the Head of Information Governance.




  • Advising on information governance internal and external enquiries relating to PECR, FOI, ICO Code of Practices, UK Data Protection legislation, information sharing and information security (non-technical)

  • Deputising for the Head of Information Governance and acting as Deputy Data Protection Officer when required, including responding to and managing any security breaches

  • Lead on responses to Data Subject Rights Requests, referring any complex requests to the Head of Information Governance

  • Lead on responses to Freedom of Information requests

  • Support the Head of Information Governance with the delivery of the information governance strategy compliance requirements

  • Lead on the completion of the annual Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit submission

  • Lead on contract, Data Sharing Agreements and non-disclosure agreement reviews

  • Manage the Privacy Impact Assessment process referring any complex cases to the Head of Information Governance

  • Assess on non-technical security and compliance information of prospective systems and suppliers whilst advising on non-technical information security requirements

  • Work with Digital to identify systems for the annual penetration testing programme



  • BCS Data Protection Practitioner Certificate at foundation level beneficial or equivalent qualification or experience

  • Experience of managing PIAs

  • Experience of advising on information compliance issues in an organisation

  • Good working knowledge of UK Data Protection legislation, PECR and related guidance

·         Able to present information, verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner, with excellent attention to detail to staff at all levels

·         Excellent IT skills, with thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

·         Ability to deal with highly sensitive information in a discreet and confidential way

·         Good communicator and able to deal with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external

·         Ability to exercise discretion in dealing with confidential or sensitive matters and be able to deliver difficult messages with diplomacy and tact

·         Able to find pragmatic solutions, seek improvements, and adapt to changing situations