Head of Information Governance

Durham, United Kingdom
£52560 - £59135 per annum
26 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Durham University

A top information governance role at a global top 100 university.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other.

We're looking for an outstanding information governance professional to be our appointed Data Protection Officer, responsible for establishing the information governance accountability framework and providing guidance and advice to our Senior Information Risk Owner and other stakeholders across the University. You will bring knowledge of international information and records management, as well as a track record in building and leading high performing teams. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with both academic and professional service colleagues from across the university. Whilst a background in Higher Education would be helpful, it's your knowledge of relevant legislation and leadership skills that are of paramount importance, and your ability to transfer them to the university context.

With the support of a diverse group of exceptional peers, you will both be a challenger and challenged. We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We provide the inspiration, they achieve the extraordinary. We invite you to join us.

The Department and role purpose

The Information Governance Unit (IGU) is located within the University Secretary's Office, which sits outside the University management and reports directly to University Council (the principal governing body of the University and Trustee Board).

Reporting to the University Secretary, the Head of Information Governance will be responsible for establishing the information governance accountability framework and information governance strategy. Overseeing a team of professional staff, they will also manage the development, maintenance and communication of policy, procedures, guidance and advice to stakeholders across the University to help embed good practice and legislative compliance in support of the University's business objectives.

The closing date for applications is 12 midnight on 18 October 2020.