Information Governance Officer (Security, Data, Audit) MEAR56105

London (Greater)
Up to £50,000
04 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Information Governance Officer (Security, Data, Audit) MEAR56105

Colchester OR Chiswick (alternative locations may be considered)

Up to £50,000

Here at Mears Group our vision is to make a positive difference to the communities we serve.

We do this by improving homes, improving communities and improving lives and our approach is based on the development of outstanding partnerships with employees, clients, tenants, customers, their families and the wider community.

With staff of all ages and walks of life, a job with Mears has rewarding impact on the lives of others and your own life. With offices across the UK, a job at Mears could be just around the corner.

An excellent opportunity has now arisen for an Information Governance Officer to join us either in Colchester or Chiswick. Alternative locations may be considered, for the right candidate.

Within this role, you will develop, implement and monitor the effectiveness of information governance, information security and data protection controls within Mears Group with particular focus on Mears Care and in line with relevant frameworks, including the NHS IG Toolkit and ISO27001/02.

You will provide subject matter expertise around information governance requirements and regulatory and legislative developments affecting information governance (including the Data Protection Act and GDPR).

Supporting key information governance roles and business stakeholders, you will assess information governance risks and identify appropriate risk treatment initiatives to mitigate these.

In addition, you will be expected to assist in driving awareness of information governance issues through the delivery of relevant training and support materials and products.

In order to be successful in this role, you should have familiarity with relevant information governance frameworks and standard sets, including but not limited to the NHS IG Toolkit and other national Health and Social Care IG frameworks, ISO27001/27002, ISO22301, PCI DSS, Cyber Essentials.

With experience of developing information governance improvement plans and strategies, you will also have experience of conducting information risk and security audits and assessments and producing output reports to management forums and groups.

Working knowledge of the Data Protection Act, GDPR and related legislation and the data protection principles will also be required coupled with the ability to interpret data from a variety of sources and produce reports based on analysis.

Candidates will also possess a full UK driving licence

Please refer to the full job description upon applying

Due to the nature of the work involved, this role may be subject to SC clearance

Once you join the family, you'll have online access to a range of voluntary and flexible benefits, including...

  • Training and development
  • Mears Advantage - Allowing you to save money on everything from weekly groceries, to your annual family holiday
  • Mears Assist - A confidential hotline open to all colleagues, providing support on a wide range of personal and work-related issues.
  • Long service and additional holiday leave - Colleagues who stay for a period of time at Mears are rewarded for their service.
  • Seeing first-hand the impact you have on the lives of the people you support

Mears Group PLC and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunities

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