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Information Governance and Compliance Officer

Southampton, United Kingdom
£28,929 to £33,348 per annum
Closing date
29 Mar 2023

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Legal, Corporate & Information Governance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £28,929 to £33,348 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 29 March 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2208223BB

The Information Governance team is a recently formed function within the Governance, Legal and Strategy Implementation Directorate, with an exciting remit to strengthen and improve the University’s Information Governance framework and to support ongoing compliance with information legislation. As a new department we have the opportunity to form and influence new policies, procedures and guidance to support the University’s activities.

We now have an exciting opportunity in Information Compliance (assurance) to support the broader work of the team and to work closely with areas of the University, in particular, on their activities in relation to data asset ownership, management and record keeping.  

As a member of the team, you will demonstrate the ability to build strong, productive relationships with a diverse stakeholder group – including academic and research staff, heads of the University’s professional services functions and key external suppliers and partners.    

You should have previous experience of working in information compliance, governance and the legislation that underpins it, including ideally, the NHS and associated record management guidance such as the Caldicott Principles.  

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here. 

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South and other underrepresented groups. 

Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach.  We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break. 

The University of Southampton is one of the world’s leading universities. We are consistently placed in the top 100 universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. There are currently in excess of 24,000 students on campus in the UK. Using conventional business metrics, the University is a large enterprise with an annual turnover of over £500m and a staff establishment in excess of 5,000 FTE.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Please quote reference 2208223BB on all correspondence.


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