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Information Governance Officer - QMUL20761

Department: Institute of Population Health Sciences
Salary: £34,220 - £40,194 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL20761
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 04-Dec-2019
Closing date: 17-Dec-2019

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Applications are invited for the role of PCTU Information Governance Officer in the Institute of Population Health Sciences, Queen Mary University of London.

The newly established Institute of Population Health Science is a world class, multidisciplinary grouping of academics.  Its focus is on population health sciences, spanning public and global health, health services research, health policy, genomics and data science, behavioural and social sciences. IPHS delivers evidence to implement health system change for population benefit.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Information Governance Officer with previous experience in meeting the standards as required in accordance to NHS digital toolkit submissions, including Data Security and Protection toolkit (DSPT).   The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of Information governance (IG) standards including confidentiality, Data Protection Act 2018, GDPR, information security, freedom of information and records management.  

The post holder will be expected to provide expert advice and guidance, contribute to training and awareness events, support and track the implementation of action plans, policies and procedures in line with key requirements with Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) for the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU) and its affiliates.

The Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit is a fully registered UKCRC trials unit based within the Centre for Clinical Trials and Methodology.  The PCTU leads and supports clinical trials in which the primary question of interest relates to intervention effectiveness: whether an intervention works under real-life conditions. It also carries out and supports pilot studies for these trials. The unit focuses particularly on trials of complex interventions.

The post is a full time (35 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 24 months, starting as soon as possible. Starting salary will be in the range £34,220 - £40,194 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.  Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Tahera Hussain at or on +44 (0)20 7882 6916

Details about the institute can be found at, and the PCTU at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 17 December 2019.  Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

The School of Medicine and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.


The School of Medicine holds a Silver Athena SWAN Award.  We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers.  We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for childcare support.  As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN principles we strongly encourage applications from women.


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