ScHARR Information Governance Lead - Role description

Role Title

ScHARR Information Governance Lead

Normal tenure in role

Three years

Process for selection/reselection

Nominated by the Dean following a School-wide internal advertisement for interested parties.

Role overview

To be responsible for overseeing, directing and leading the School’s activities in relation to all aspects of research information governance.

Main duties/responsibilities

To chair the meetings of the School’s Information Governance Committee

To liaise with the Information Governance Manager in the day to day operational management and supervision of School information governance activities

To ensure that the School information governance policy is kept up to date, reflecting changes in the regulatory and legal landscape

To co-ordinate the activities of staff given information governance responsibilities

To monitor the information handling activities of research and research support staff to ensure their compliance with the law and the policies of the School

To monitor the progress in reaching the goals set in the School’s Information Governance Improvement plan

To ensure that suitable information governance training is made available to all ScHARR staff in order to support them in their role

To ensure that the Information Governance Committee prepare and submit their annual IG Toolkit application

To support monitoring visits from any appropriate regulatory or oversight bodies.


Reporting to the Dean and the ScHARR Executive Group.