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FOI Officer

  • Job reference: JW0007
  • Location: West End, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Non-Qualified, Non-Qualified, Qualified, Qualified, Support Staff, Support Staff
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Job description: I'm working with a well-known, public sector department who are seeking to recruit an experienced Freedom of Information / Data Protection Officer on a 9-month contract.

The role will commence as a remote-based role until further notice, and the contract is likely to be extended once its initial period has finished.

The post is a nine month secondment, with the possibility of extension, to support the Information Rights Team (IRT). They are looking for an enthusiastic FOI/DPA officer to assist with of the departments vision of data protection compliance within the business. The successful candidate will assist the DPO in responding to queries relating to data protection and ensure guidance is updated. The post holder's key responsibility will be to ensure effective oversight and management of FOI and SAR requests and ensure the department is fully compliant with data protection legislation when responding. The post holder will need experience of drafting and editing responses and handling SAR requests, working in a fast paced environment with an aptitude for working closely with senior leaders across the department and key stakeholders within the department as well as across the Civil Service.

Key duties are as follows:
* Effective oversight and management of FOI and SAR requests.
* Ensuring ongoing and future projects are compliant with data protection regulation and legislation.
* Effective management and maintenance of the data protection information hub.
* Ensuring relevant training is implemented and progress is tracked.
* Assisting the DPO with the delivery of the departments data protection policy and guidance within the department.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson:
Telephone: 01772 208969
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The benefits of working through Service Care Legal;
*Specialists legal recruitment consultants offering single point of contact
*Twice weekly payroll runs
*£250 training allowances
*Ltd and PAYE payment options available

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact John on 01772 208969 with any referrals.