Information Lead

at Forward Health in London


We are a team of doctors and engineers united by a profound vision: To connect healthcare for everyone, everywhere, giving doctors and nurses more time to spend with their patients, doing the things that matter .


Healthcare communication is broken. The impact can be measured in loss of life, quality of care, and a cost of billions. Communication, or Information Flow, is the single most important factor in a modern healthcare system. Forward is a mobile communications platform providing a solution to integrated care on a healthcare professional’s own mobile device.

Our decentralised, organically adopted communication network is already changing the landscape of healthcare. We have developed strong partnerships with the NHS and UK Government. Why? Because we believe that scale in this system will provide the roadmap we need for international scale.


Forward Health is looking for someone to take on the proactive development and implementation of processes and systems that ensure we remain compliance with all relevant data protection laws and NHS best practices. The right person will not only be insightful interacting with our community and NHS stakeholders, but will also have the initiative and drive to seek new directions for the company. They must be experienced in information governance and security (or prepared to learn quickly!), be comfortable with navigating the highly regulated healthcare sector, yet flexible to the demands of a fast paced startup.

High level candidate description:

● Mission driven, with a genuine desire to improve healthcare
● Highly energetic, trustworthy, and accountable
● Committed to constant learning and refocus
● Assertive, pragmatic, a team player


● Own and actively support the development or systems and
processes to ensure Forward Health continues to meet all relevant data protection laws and NHS best practices
● Appraise our current compliance systems and identify areas for improvement
● Maintain paperwork and processes to support NHS Data Security and Protection toolkit and Cyber
Essentials certification, and GDPR compliance
● Ensure that regular and appropriate IG/IS training is provided to all employees
● Work closely with the technical team to ensure best practices are understood and adopted throughout
the business
● Lead as the inhouse expert on information governance and data privacy
● Work closely with our innovation partners, Trusts, other vendors and regulatory bodies


● Knowledge of data quality principles and standards relating to information security and healthcare knowledge and experience of best practice in governance processes and procedures
● Good understanding of Cloud and SaaS principles
● Experience in performing internal spot checks, internal and external audits, information security incident
reporting and
● Risk assessment and management skills
● Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills
● Demonstrates sound judgement and the ability to make decisions proactively
● 3-5 years experience working in information security or compliance within healthcare or health
technology, ideally with experience in the NHS.
● Experience working with Agile software teams
● Diploma or Master’s degree
● Understanding or exposure to health data regulation outside of the UK and an interest in expanding
knowledge to other countries


Competitive package to be discussed, in line with seniority

● Central London based
● Opportunities for flexible and remote working

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Published at 11 Jan 2019
Expires on 11 Mar 2019