Information Governance Officer

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 24-Mar-23

Closing Date: 23-Apr-23

Location: Wokingham, Berkshire

Salary: £28,000 to £30,000 per year

Information Governance Officer

Optalis is the adult social care delivery partner on behalf of Wokingham Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council. Optalis is owned and funded by the 2 Councils. Optalis is not a private provider or an employment agency.

Information Governance Officer opportunity (full time)

The Governance and Quality Assurance team provides internal services, with a core focus on continuous improvement and learning to maintain compliance and offer assurance, direction and guidance to the broader teams and functions across Optalis Services.

The Governance and Quality Assurance Team covers the following areas

o Data and Performance Management

o Data Protection

o Governance and Quality Assurance

o Health and Safety

o Information Governance

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who will help us continue to succeed in our levels of quality and compliance.

The Information Governance Officer (IGO) will support the Information Governance (IG) agenda, ensuring the organisation continues to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.

This post will ensure the business receives accurate reports supported with relevant action plans, including identifying relevant trends for regular business activity and high-impact business areas.

Working for Optalis you will also receive a range of benefits, including:

A Perkbox rewards package offering discounts on cinema, shopping, health, travel and insurance
34 days leave (25 days annual leave, 8 bank holidays, and extra day off for your birthday
A comprehensive paid training and development programme
Excellent career progression opportunities and support
As a valued and integral member of the team you will have a voice in the service and forums to be heard and make a difference
STAR awards – a reward scheme which recognises staff who have gone the extra mile
A generous pension scheme
Optalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our staff and customers. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check and will need to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The DBS clearance level required is Enhanced with Adult Barred list.

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