Information Governance (IG) Support Officer

Published: 18 Mar 2024

Closing date for applications: 15 Apr 2024 17:00

Location: UK Home working

Salary: Circa £17,000

Details: Part time 18.75 hours per week/0.5 FTE across 5 working days Monday to Friday

Are you seeking a new challenge to help drive improvement in patient outcomes? Would you value an opportunity to develop your skills in a project-based role?…….then, we would love to hear from you.

The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is an independent organisation established to promote quality in healthcare and in particular to increase the impact that clinical audit has on health care improvement. We manage NHS clinical work programmes on behalf of NHS England and other devolved nations. This includes the National Clinical Audit & Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) which consists of over forty National Clinical Audits and clinical outcome review programmes.  We are supported by two parent organisations:  the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and The Royal College of Nursing.

We are a small, friendly team working in a fast-paced environment and are seeking Information Governance (IG) Support Officer to join our team. You will work closely with the IG Lead to support the IG function at HQIP, including by assisting with the effective management of the data access request service (DARG).

Previous experience in Data Protection or Information Governance is a plus but is not a requirement for the role.

Information Governance Support Officer

Our work focuses on the following key strategic areas:

  • Using best management and procurement practice, we commission, manage, support and promote national and local programmes of quality improvement. This includes the National and Local clinical audit programmes, the Clinical Outcome Review Programmes and the National Joint Registry on behalf of NHS England and other healthcare departments and organisations.
  • We encourage wide use of robust data for quality improvement of care, offering patient choice, promoting patient safety, supporting revalidation and service accreditation, commissioning, service redesign and research.
  • We inform and influence national healthcare policy by effectively communicating our work and that of our partners.
  • We support healthcare professionals to review and improve their practice by providing opportunities to share best practice.
  • We ensure that patients and carers are at the heart of our work through continued, strategic involvement in all relevant processes and projects.


This role sits within the CORE function of HQIP and reports directly to the IG Lead.

Key requirements of this position are:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and confident to liaise independently with a range of external and internal individuals
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly, referring upwards on complex decisions
  • Proficient with MS suite

How to apply                                                     

To apply, return the completed application form, together with the Declaration of Interest to [email protected].  CVs sent without a completed application form will not be accepted.

For all roles you will be asked to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK at application and throughout the duration of your employment.

Please note that HQIP is unable to sponsor candidates at any stage of the application process or during employment with HQIP.

Closing date for applications: 15 April 2024

Interviews are planned for: 25 April 2024

Due to the high volume of applications, feedback is only given to shortlisted applicants.

Further information

For further information about the post, please contact Desislava Staykovska on [email protected]