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Senior Information Governance Officer

Corporate & Information Services Directorate
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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39,609 - 48,677 a year
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Role Description

Due to the changing external environment and the increasing need for more robust governance and assurance processes, the University is strengthening its Governance and Assurance team. This senior  post will be based in the Governance and Assurance team which is part of  the Directorate of Corporate and Information Services. The role-holder will work closely with other members of the Governance and Assurance team and with colleagues based across the University who service the University’s committee structure.

You will support the Head of Governance and Assurance in providing high quality services to the University’s corporate and academic governing bodies (Council and Senate) and some of their main sub-committees.

Key Requirements

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Good understanding of the current English HE regulatory environment under the Office for Students
  • Good understanding of the principles of corporate governance and their application in an HE context
  • Excellent written English skills with the ability to draft accurate and succinct minutes of  highly complex top-level meetings
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to persuade and influence senior staff
  • Experience of providing governance and assurance services at the most senior level in a large and complex organisation

Why York
The University of York is a highly successful institution with a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, we are a dynamic, research-intensive university and have experienced significant growth over the past ten years. Based on the edge of the historic city of York, our colleges are set in an attractive landscaped campus.

Closing date: 19 June 2019

Interviews: 15 July 2019

Informal enquiries may be directed to Heidi Fraser-Krauss, Deputy Registrar at

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.