Information Governance Officer

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Home Worker (England, Wales and NI)

Salary: £25,806 - £28,181 - actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) (+ London Allowance of £3,600 if applicable)

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 29 September 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 4 October 2021 via Zoom

Contact: Lisa Moore -

Information Governance Officer

Reference number: VAC2508

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people 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 and review data protection elements in contracts.

Dimensions and limits of authority

  • Each Information Governance Officer is a member of the Information Governance team, which is part of the wider Compliance and Risk team.
  • The post holder reports to the Information Governance Manager.
  • The post holder will be expected to operate independently within agreed parameters and limits of authority from the Information Governance Manager.
  • The post holder will work across different directorates, building effective working relationships with volunteers and employees at all levels within the Society

This is not a budget-holding role or one which has line management responsibilities.

About you

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual looking for a fresh challenge and wishing to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by dementia.

You will need to have expert knowledge and experience of managing information in line with information governance requirements and experience of advising colleagues on how to comply with privacy legislation.

Working in a fast paced and responsive environment, you will possess good time management and prioritisation skills. Good communication skills are a must for this role as you will be engaging with colleagues at all levels across the Society as well as members of the public. With your strong attention to detail, pro-active nature and ability to build successful relationships, you will quickly establish yourself as a key member of our team.

To find out more about the role, download a job description (which also includes the person specification) from the link below.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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 home-working employees, we currently offer a home-working allowance of £16 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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