Head of Information Governance

We have a vacancy for an experienced head of information governance to join our senior management team.


The Role

Starting salary: £44,542 per annum, excellent benefits package. Salary progression from £44,542 - £53,158 per annum

Working hours: Permanent, full-time, 35 hours per week

Location: Current full-time home-working role. Normal office base is Inverness with a requirement for travel throughout the Highlands and Islands region and central Scotland for partner meetings. 

As part of this job you will:

  • lead on all aspects of HIE strategy and delivery relating to information governance and management
  • provide specialist knowledge to senior management and HIE staff, fostering a data protection culture within HIE and promoting good practice principles
  • be the responsible owner for HIE information management, representing the team on the business transformation programme and other internal governance groups
  • ensure operational compliance relating to acts such as Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulations, Public Records and Data Protection
  • lead on HIE’s requirements for public reporting and transparency
  • represent HIE on external forums and engage with external regulators
  • act as HIE’s Data protection officer
  • work closely with team members, senior managers and colleagues across the organisation as well as a variety of external partners and stakeholders

The person

It’s essential that you are a proven leader who can quickly build strong working relationships with your direct reports, senior managers, colleagues across the organisation and HIE’s external partners and stakeholders.

You’ll also have confidence in your technical skills, demonstrating practical and operational experience in developing and implementing information governance strategies, policies and management procedures.

You’ll also be a strategic thinker, with the ability to lead, influence and motivate staff at all levels.

Job Description

Online Application Form

Job reference: 964

Closing date: 08 December 2020

Interviews: 17 December 2020 (on Skype)