Freedom of Information Researcher

Recruiter
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Location
Wymondham
Salary
Up to £10,000
Posted
19 Jan 2021
Closes
22 Jan 2021
Ref
1944077428
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Principal purpose of the role

To ensure compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations in relation to responding to requests for information.

Main activities of the role
  • Monitor generic email boxes/post to identify requests for information relevant to the Information Management Department
  • Log requests by entry into the Case Management System
  • Assist in the development and management of Policy regarding disclosure of information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations together with associated issues and legislation
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations on disclosure and publication of information issues as requested
  • Carry out research to co-ordinate and make decisions on disclosures under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations. In cases of doubt, refer to the Freedom of Information Decision Maker
  • Provide disclosure advice on Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations to all staff and volunteers.
  • Promote the importance of Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations via presentations and guidance to staff and volunteers
  • Support the implementation of the Management of Police Information
  • Any other duties that are commensurate with the role and grade as may be requested by line management.

Essential Criteria
  • Practical knowledge of the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations
  • Good planning skills with the ability to effectively organise, prioritise and review work to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision and also as part of a wider team
  • Experience in a customer service role
  • Experience of managing a multiple caseload with competing priorities and adhering to strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce accurate letters and reports
  • Good keyboard skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Randstad Business Support is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.