NHS Digital

City, Leeds
NHS Digital

About The Role

NHS Digital is seeking to expand its specialist inhouse information law team with a senior lawyer with broad experience of advising on privacy, data protection, confidentiality, public law and freedom of information matters.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for a senior lawyer with significant information law experience to join an in-house privacy team, working with solicitors and information practitioners to support the innovative use of data and technology to provide better health and care. You will advise on national IT programmes and complex system wide data sharing arrangements which are at the heart of the NHS’s data and digital transformation.

Senior Associate Lawyer Roles

  • You will advise NHS Digital on a range of complex information law matters, including data protection impact assessments, privacy by design, how to use and share data lawfully and appropriately in complex data sharing arrangements and on complex information requests
  • You will interface with programme and service teams, senior managers, executive officers and work in collaboration with other NHS organisations on system wide programmes, policy development and implementation and guidance.
  • You will be an expert on UK GDPR and its application in complex IT and data sharing systems, with a good grasp of freedom of information law and ideally experience advising on the Common Law Duty of Confidence and Public Law.
  • You will have a role in the management and development of team members, delivering training and disseminating best practice

About You

  • Some of the key skills and experience you’ll bring:
  • You are a qualified senior solicitor with significant relevant post qualification experience.
  • You can make informed, timely and effective decisions with minimal guidance, and you can identify relevant information.
  • You have a confident approach, with the ability to deliver decisive advice that goes beyond black letter law.
  • You are a team-player whilst also being able to sensitively manage competing issues within the work.
  • You are driven to succeed and committed to your continuous improvement and development.
  • You may be required to meet enhanced security levels for some matters.

About Us

Why you should apply

We value the different experiences our people bring to their work at NHS Digital. We’re working to create an environment where everyone can make a full contribution no matter their background, identity, or circumstances.

Which means, we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Don’t worry if you don’t meet all the criteria we’ve suggested – knowledge and experience you’ve gained in other ways might make us think about the role differently. Go ahead and apply.

We are recruiting several Finance roles and so would welcome an application from you for as many roles as you are interested in. Please be assured that any applications you may make for multiple roles will not count against you but we ask that you tailor your supporting statement to each role you’re applying for.

Our work matters. You matter.

What we offer you:

We have an inclusive and supportive culture that recognises and values difference. We have a continuous focus on wellbeing and career development, and on valuing both individual and team engagement. We are passionate about our contribution to the effective operation of the NHS and committed to continuous improvement delivered collaboratively with users and stakeholders, embracing innovation and flexibility to adapt to rapidly developing environments.

  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job sharing, flexible hours
  • and part-remote set ups
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 33 days with service
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave
  • A generous pension (with our contribution equal to 20.6% of your earnings)
  • NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gym, mobile phones, and insurance
  • Employee benefit schemes including our Season Ticket Loan and Car
  • Lease schemes
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