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FOI Officer

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Legal, Public Sector & Not-for-Profit

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  • Salary:

    £20 - £30 per hour

  • Consultant:

    Kate Jasper

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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FOI Officer

Locum position - 6 months+

£25 - £30 umbrella per hour (DOE)

My client is a public sector organisation based in central Birmingham. They are seeking an experienced FOI (freedom of information) officer to join their Complaints and Information Team for an initial 3-6 month locum position. This role is ideal for an experienced FOI Officer who wants to build on their existing skill set and add to their CV. It affords the opportunity to hone FOI skills alongside developing an in house training and processes guide for future new members of the team.

You will be required to provide support to the other 2 members of the team who process, manage and respond to FOI requests. The team manages 2-3 new requests each week, so workloads are manageable and realistic. You will act as a point of contact on a variety of files relating to FOI requests. The role requires:-

  • Someone who has a strong working knowledge of the FOI legislation.
  • A candidate capable of picking up 30-40 existing cases at various stages of completion.
  • Someone who has considerable experience of the exemptions and writing public interest tests independently.
  • Experience of processing SARS would also be advantageous, but not essential.

This role would be ideal for candidates who have previously working within the FOI remit within the NHS or possible local government or a university setting. Given the current COVID pandemic, this role shall be worked on a remote basis and all IT and other necessary equipment shall be couriered to the successful applicant's address. This is a full time role (36.5 hours) and my client is in the fortunate position that they can offer a great deal of flexibility as to when and how those hours are worked each week.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Kate Jasper in our Manchester office.

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