Knowledge & Information Manager (Data Protection) Job at Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in London

Job Description

We would like to reassure all applicants that we are continuing to recruit through these challenging circumstances. For any vacancies advertised we are proceeding with Video Interviews where possible and are facilitating remote homeworking for all positions where possible. Should you have any queries on the current recruitment process at the MHRA please contact [email protected]

We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Knowledge & Information Manager (Data Protection) to join the Data, Knowledge & Information Management Group in the Transformation Division to work full time on a permanent contract.

Our mission, as a world-leading scientific organisation, is to enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.

Our 1,300 staff have a direct impact on the lives of millions of people; most are medical and scientific experts.

The postholder will be responsible for supporting the maintenance and enhancement of existing services for which Transformation Division is responsible and in addition support the development of new services that will improve data protection practice in the Agency.

The Knowledge & Information (Data Protection) Manager will report into the Knowledge & Information Management Team Lead. This role requires a detailed and extensive knowledge of data protection.

Key responsibilities:

  • Improve how the MHRA manages data protection, in order to support patient safety, and establish the processes for strong governance around data protection in the Agency.
  • Help improve information governance in MHRA, managing a framework of information governance policies.
  • You will develop strong relationships with the business and key stakeholders. You will also develop strong relationships with peers in other government departments, supplier organisations and compliance/advisory organisations such as The Information Commissioners Office
  • Provide data protection and information governance support and advice to Information Asset Owners and the Information Asset Board, reporting back on compliance issues.
  • Investigate and propose the resolution of complex, non-routine data issues relating to data protection.
  • Deliver and develop training and user education materials relating to information management and data protection which are fit for purpose.
  • You will be expected to support the need to increase MHRA’s maturity in the use of information management and lead strands of work supporting specific areas of work.

Personal Specification:

  • Degree or equivalent and at least 5 years’ experience in information management.
  • Substantial experience in data protection. A data protection qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • The post holder will have experience of leading and managing change in a complex environment.
  • Act promptly to reassess workloads and priorities when there are conflicting demands to maintain performance
  • Present strong recommendations in a timely manner outlining the consideration of other options, costs, benefits and risks.
  • Understand the strategic drivers for your area of work.
  • Remain alert to emerging issues and trends which might impact your work area.

The successful candidate:

  • Has substantial experience of advising on and implementing data protection legislative requirements.
  • Develops policy for the data protection aspects of knowledge and information.
  • Balances and mitigates different information governance risks in accordance with departmental approaches and strategies.
  • Collaborates with Information Asset Owners and other stakeholders to ensure compliance with the appropriate information governance regime.

If you would like to know more about this role, please click on the Job Description and Person Specification.

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Please ensure all application questions are completed; your application may not be considered if any key questions are left blank.

Closing date: 7th June 2020

If you need assistance applying for this role or have any other question please contact [email protected]

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

Our process requires that you apply through our careers site, where you will be asked to complete your application and answer some competency based questions. Applicants are assessed on whether they meet any mandatory requirements as well as the necessary skills and experience for the role. Applicants are scored on their competency answers so please ensure you have read these thoroughly and allow sufficient time. You can view the competencies for this role in the job description.

In accordance with the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles our recruitment and selection processes are underpinned by the requirement of selection for appointment on the basis of merit by a fair and open competition. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should firstly contact Mira Mepa, Head of Recruitment and Operations, [email protected]

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at: civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk

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Company: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

Company Location:  London

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