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Diary Administrator to CEO/Registrar

About the role

Primarily this role is to provide secretarial and administrative assistance to the CEO/Registrar and Chair of the General Optical Council, facilitating their work and optimising the organisation of their time and priorities.

Key accountabilities:

  • Schedule meetings for the CEO and Chair with daily check-ins while working remotely
  • Anticipate forthcoming events and priorities, identifying and implementing any necessary actions so the CEO and Chair are adequately prepared
  • Retain oversight of e-mails, correspondence, telephone calls etc. dealing with lower level issues, referring others on as appropriate or highlighting for the personal attention of the CEO and Chair

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Comfortable with a range of MS Office packages and willing to develop expertise in areas that are unfamiliar
  • Able to multi-task, balancing priorities and organising own time
  • Good communicator, in person and in writing

Salary: £24,814 (may pay more dependent upon experience)   

Closing date: 4pm Friday 4 December 2020

Interview date(s): To be confirmed

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Information Governance Officer - Perm

About the role

To manage all information governance activity to ensure that the GOC meets its statutory obligations and acts within established policies. Providing effective advice and support to staff and members, consistent and effective information governance policies.

Key accountabilities

  • Manage all information governance activity, including: undertaking breach investigations – including escalation and reporting to the ICO where necessary;
  • Implement the GDPR Improvement Plan
  • Manage the development of our stakeholder and data sharing agreements and coordinate our system of monitoring and review of existing agreements to ensure they remain relevant.
  • Manage the acceptable behaviour process and coordinate our system of monitoring and review of existing agreements to ensure they remain relevant.
  • Develop and deliver induction and training on Information Governance to staff and members.

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Experience of drafting and presenting policies and reports 
  • Experience of: equality, diversity and inclusion and complaints handling 
  • Project management skills 

Salary range: £29,767 to £35,020 – Dependent on experience

Closing date: 5pm Monday 7 December 2020

Interview date(s): 11 December 2020

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We are committed to ensuring that in exercising all of our functions we operate in a fair and transparent manner and in a way that is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Within all of our functions, we are committed to promoting equality; valuing diversity; being inclusive; and meeting our equality duties. We will not discriminate on age; disability; gender reassignment; race/ethnicity; religion or belief; gender; sexual orientation; marriage and civil partnership; and pregnancy and maternity.

Should you have any queries, please call HR on 020 7307 9470 or email  Alternative formats are available on request.


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