ScHARR Information Governance Manager - Role description

Role Title

Information Governance Manager

Normal tenure in role

Three years

Process for selection/reselection

A nomination will be put forward by the Information Governance Lead to the Dean for approval following a School-wide internal advertisement for interested parties.

Role overview

To be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of research information governance activities within the School.

Main duties/resonsibilities

To attend the meetings of the School’s Information Governance committee (IGC)

To liaise with the ScHARR Information Governance Lead (IGL) and the Section Information Governance Leads (SIGLs) in the day to day operational management and supervision of the School information governance apparatus

To liaise with researchers wishing to initiate data access requests (DARs) associated with the ScHARR Toolkit and monitor the process of data sharing agreement approval

To liaise with other IG groups and organisations

To be the first point of reference for SIGLs and researchers regarding IG queries

To manage the responses to messages received via the IG e-mail address

To review and update IG policies as appropriate

To work with the IGL to keep the School information governance policy up to date by monitoring for any changes in the research information governance regulatory framework

To work with the IGC Administrator in the preparation and circulation of the IGC minutes and agendas

To ensure the effective dissemination throughout the School of the IGC’s guidance on information handling

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 by organising audits of compliance

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 for the support of their role

To prepare and submit the annual IG Toolkit application to NHS digital with the support of the IGC

To chair IGC meetings on occasions when the IGL is unable to attend

To support monitoring visits from appropriate regulatory or oversight bodies


Reporting to the IGL and the IGC.