FOI / Information Rights Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Knowledge and information management

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  • Salary:

    £14.87 - 14.87 per hour

  • Contact:


  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    0207 378 7068

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    2018-07-30 00:00:00

Freedom of Information / Information Rights Manager

Liverpool or Taunton

£14.87 per hour

35 hour working week

DBS Clearance required

About the company

Our client regulates registered charities in England and Wales and maintains the Central Register of Charities. They are seeking a knowledgeable candidate who will report directly to the Head of Information Rights and Complaints

What you’ll be doing

You will be handling requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018 by providing high quality responses to requests within the statutory deadline


Main duties and responsibilities:

Freedom of Information and data subject rights requests

  • Manage/respond to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests and data subject rights requests, either at initial request or internal review (Decision Review) stage
  • Provide expert advice/case mentoring to other members of the RIGA team or wider Commission staff to support them in preparing responses to FOI requests
  • Contribute to initiatives to develop and improve the FOI process, and train staff, in responding to requests for information, building organisational capacity and supporting continuous organisational development
  • Assist in monitoring of the Commission’s performance in responding to requests for information
  • Other duties which contribute to the wider work of the RIGA team


  • Undertake such other duties, training, travel and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job
  • Uphold and promote the Commission’s vision, mission and values at all times
  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job
  • Role model appropriate employee behaviours and meet the requirements outlined in the Civil Service Competency Framework
  • Engage with external bodies and stakeholders and attend corporate events as necessary
  • Carry out the duties described above in a manner which promotes diversity, equality of opportunity, dignity and due respect for all employees and service users and is consistent with the Commission’s Equality Scheme

Why you’ll be hired

Our client is looking for a knowledgeable and capable professional who can ably manage their workload dealing with sensitive information and data. You will understand the practical impacts on records management and legal exemptions.

  • Previous experience in responding to FOI and requests from data subjects, including subject access requests (SARs)
  • Ability to craft resource-effective responses to requests for information under FOI and GDPR/DPA which comply with legal/ICO requirements
  • Ability to apply judgements about risk and proportionality to all casework
  • Ability to collaborate and to influence others to achieve quality outcomes within their work
  • Excellent customer management skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and autonomously - problem solving, taking decisions and managing deadlines with the minimum of supervision
  • Standard Office IT software applications

Why you should apply

An excellent opportunity to add value within the regional team(s) during this busy period

The role is offered at £14.87 per hour with proposed working hours of 9.00am – 5.00pm

If you are interested in this role please contact Daniel Rose on 020 7378 5459 or email