VAC3293 - Information Governance Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £26,451 - £28,886 per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 08 July 2022

Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)

Contact: Lisa Moore -

VAC3293 - Information Governance Officer

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23.59pm on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

About Us

Who we are

  • Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia. We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.

What we do

  • We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
  • No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step
  • We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future

How we do it

  • We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia.

About the role

The Information Governance team are the champions of Data Protection and Information Governance within Alzheimer's Society. The team’s overriding objective is to enable all areas of the Society to use information appropriately whilst achieving the Society’s overall aim of creating a world without dementia.

The Information Governance Officer will support the wider Information Governance team in achieving this objective. They will be the first point of contact in the Society for data protection and information governance questions, providing advice and guidance as appropriate to ensure the safe and legal processing of information.

These queries will be from across the Society and could be in relation to service delivery, fundraising, campaigns, IT, volunteering or employment matters.

The Officer will also handle:

  • Personal data breaches
  • Compile relevant management information and reports on Information Governance matters
  • Manage rights requests
  • Review data protection elements in contracts.

About you

  • Expert knowledge of Data Protection legislation and regulations (including the General Data Protection regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA))
  • Experience of applying expert knowledge to be able to advise colleagues on how to comply with privacy requirements across a range of situations.
  • Ability to managing incidents, handling rights requests, conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments and reviewing Data Protection elements of contracts.
  • IAPP certification or BCS Data Protection certificate, is preferable but not essential.

Person Specification

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and responsive environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written [essential]
  • Ability to engage with colleagues at all levels across the Society as well as members of the public.
  • Excellent organisational and timekeeping skills [essential]
  • Be a team player and ability to support colleagues when required
  • Excellent people skills and ability to work collaboratively with other individuals within the Society
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.

Additional Information

Job description

Values & behaviours

Job application guidance

Please note, that for home-working roles, we require a reliable WiFi connection and a minimum 10Mb/s broadband.
For our community based employees, we currently offer an allowance of £26 pounds a month (full-time).

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Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do. This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and inclusive as possible to everyone. We will make adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at

Please note: Some of our roles may require a criminal records check. You can find our policy here.

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