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Head of Information Governance

Band 8c

Main area
Corporate Governance
Grade
Band 8c
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5
Job ref
308-CORP-0853-A
Site
CORP Corporate Governance Directorate
Town
London
Salary
£70,641 - £80,554 £70,641 to £80,554 pa Inc HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/10/2020 23:59

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.

 

We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.

 

In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe. As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.

 

By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Head of Information Governance

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and build the Information Governance and Data Security Assurance function within the London Ambulance Service.

The successful candidate will be passionate about protecting our staff and patient data through an ability to apply data protection and security requirements in a practical and effective way.

The post-holder will also be the Data Protection Officer for the Trust. Extensive senior Information Governance and Data Security experience and knowledge is required, ideally in the NHS.

Applications from all sectors are welcome but at a very senior level.

Priority will be given to London Ambulance Service employees who are at risk of redundancy

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Syma Dawosn 

Director of Corporate Governance 

Syma.Dawson@lond-amb.nhs.uk