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Research Information Governance Manager

The University of Manchester - Centre for Epidemiology

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £39,609 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd January 2019
Closes: 25th February 2019
Job Ref: BM&H-13210

Job Reference : BM&H-13210
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 25/02/2019
Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Musculoskeletal & Dermatological Sciences
Hours Per week : 1 FTE
Contract Duration : Available from 1 March 2019 for 30 months 

In recognition of the importance of managing data throughout the entirety of the Research Project Lifecycle the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology (CfE) seek to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Research Information Governance Manager (RIGM) to manage and lead the Centre’s research data management requirements.  The RIGM will be fully conversant with current research data management practices and, the information governance landscape internally and externally and will act as a conduit between the academics and the stakeholders such as policy makers and data custodians.

The RIGM will provide support and training to Centre staff and students on a range of data issues such as working with special category data, data linkage, anonymisation techniques, data sharing, and the storing and handling of data.

You will be a key point of contact for researchers requiring advice on all aspects of research data management including external funder requirements, funding and ethics applications, and external data provider requirements. Either providing advice directly or liaising with the relevant central support service.

The RIGM will be responsible for enabling the access, receipt, processing and trusted sharing of data primarily healthcare data. .  You will work with the all stakeholders including external data providers such as NHS Digital and third party collaborators.  You will help to ensure any solutions designed and provisioned facilitate researchers within CfE in answering their research question whilst also complying with the guidelines provided by funding bodies and governmental organisations. 

Working with the CfE Director and the Senior Management Team the RIGM will develop standard operating procedures, data access rules for researchers (jointly with the data custodians), oversight and regular audit adherence to the highest governance standards.

You will be based at Centre for Epidemiology in the University of Manchester

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Will Dixon or Dr John McBeth

Email: or

Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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