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Information Governance Manager - Perm

About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. We currently register approximately 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, conduct and performance amongst opticians.

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;
  • delivery of actions to ensure compliance with policies;
  • supporting staff with completion of privacy impact assessments;
  • supporting staff in data retention activities;
  • coordinating and quality assuring responses to FOI , DPA and register requests;
  • monitor compliance with IG responsibilities and performance against relevant indicators, compiling statistics and drafting reports to SMT , Council and Committees;
  • coordinating publication of FOI requested material and updating the publication scheme;
  • development and review of information governance policies, guidance and action plans;
  • providing expertise and advice and obtaining legal advice where necessary.
  • 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.
  • Keep up to date with current legislation, best practice and innovation (particularly in the regulatory sector), including engagement both internally and externally, and translate this knowledge to suggest changes to GOC’s information governance practices.

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills, and the ability to prioritise workload
  • Considerable information governance knowledge and experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a good attention to detail
  • Good levels of numeracy and the ability to interpret statistical information
  • Experience of drafting and presenting policies and reports
  • Experience of: equality, diversity and inclusion and complaints handling (Desirable)
  • Project management skills (Desirable)
  • Regulatory experience (Desirable)

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Salary range: £37,135 - £43,688 – Dependent on experience

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 17 December 2018

Interview date(s): TBC

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.

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter (up to two A4 Pages)

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

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


Website Delivery Manager - 4 month FTC

About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. We currently register approximately 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, conduct and performance amongst opticians.

About the role

We are looking for a Website Delivery Manager to use exceptional organisational, communication and project management skills to work between key stakeholders, internal staff and external partners to ensure the successful delivery of the new General Optical Council website. This role will be the lead on delivery of new website.

Key accountabilities

  • Ensuring the project runs on time, and to budget
  • Working with the Product Owner to define the roadmap for the new GOC website. Effectively plan delivery against the roadmap.
  • Working with our appointed agency and the business to set the pace and deliver the service.
  • Apply experience of using agile tools and techniques to lead the delivery of the new GOC website. Build and maintain a GOC website through effective collaboration with colleagues and subject matter experts.
  • Lead the development through the different phases of the delivery lifecycle (discovery, alpha, beta, live)
  • Work closely with stakeholders, users, technical, policy and operational experts to contribute towards, and deliver, the service vision. You’ll understand the big picture of implementing policy goals
  • Communicating between the technical and non-technical partners. You will need to be able to communicate effectively across boundaries, understanding the context. Able to advocate and communicate project objectives ensuring buy-in and understanding.

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Proven experience in delivering digital projects and products
  • Proven experience using a range of agile project management methods
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity
  • Understanding of the digital landscape
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Able to build relationships and influence at all levels
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the Role of the GOC/regulatory experience relevant to the healthcare sector – desirable

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Salary range: £49,099 - £57,764 – Dependent on experience

Closing date: 9am Monday 16 December 2019

Interview date(s): TBC

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.

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter (up to two A4 Pages)

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

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

 


Communications Manager - Permanent

About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We regulate around 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the General Optical Council as our Communications Manager on a permanent basis. The Communications Manager will be responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the GOC’s communications strategy
  • managing and providing expert advice on the content and delivery of internal and external communications
  • advising on and managing stakeholder engagement to support the delivery of the organisation’s strategic plan

Key accountabilities

  • Manage all media engagement
  • Advise on and support the effective delivery of strategic projects
  • Develop and implement the internal communications strategy
  • Develop and implement the GOC’s stakeholder engagement strategy to support the delivery of the strategic plan
  • Develop and implement the GOC’ digital communications strategy
  • Ensure a high quality and consistent approach to communications across the organisation
  • Planning and managing the delivery of a range of regular and ad hoc publications,
  • Set the budget and business plan in agreement with the Director, manage expenditure to achieve value for money, maintain the communications risk register and report on performance in line with organisational requirements.

Essential skills/experience/qualifications

  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience
  • Experience of managing internal and external communications
  • Thorough understanding of the media
  • Strong IT skills, including a thorough understanding of digital communication methods
  • Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders, including those at a senior level.
  • Strong writing skills, including ability to write clearly and accessibly on complex issues,  and an eye for detail
  • Thorough understanding of the strategic importance of communications
  • Strong team-working skills, including working and negotiating with colleagues to deliver communications objectives
  • Experience of managing budgets and people
  • Public affairs experience (desirable)
  • Experience of managing events (desirable)
  • CIPR diploma or equivalent post-graduate PR or communications qualification (desirable)
  • Understanding of healthcare and/or regulation (desirable)

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Acrobat Reader icon EDI Monitoring Form 2018

Salary range: £37,135 - £43,688

Closing date: 5pm Monday 16 December 2019

Interview date(s): TBC

 

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.

How to apply

Please send the following to HR@optical.org:

  • Your CV (up to three A4 pages)
  • Your covering letter

We would also appreciate it if you would submit your monitoring form (which will be held confidentially by HR, used only for the purposes of monitoring our recruitment processes, and will not be shared with anyone involved in the selection process). Please be advised it is not compulsory to complete this form. For more information about our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion please see our EDI Strategy on our website.

For further information on any of the information above, please visit our website.

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

 

 

 

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