Information Officer
Venesky-Brown’s client, a public sector organisation in Glasgow/Dundee, is currently looking to recruit an Information Officer for an initial 2 month contract on a rate between £191.30 – £214.40/day (Inside IR35). This role will be hybrid, working from home 3 days a week and office presence for 2 days a week in either Glasgow or Dundee.
– Data subject requests – A normal case will consist of triaging before responding by gathering information across the organisation using systems and key contacts. The majority of these requests are subject access requests, it is absolutely necessary the post holder will have previous experience of undertaking subject access requests. Action other data subject rights such as the right of erasure, it is important that the post holder has knowledge on these rights.
– Freedom of Information requests – supporting case handlers and other stakeholders, including the executive team, throughout the organisation by providing key advice on what information to release by applying your expert knowledge.
– Disclosures requests – review and respond to requests to ensure information is shared lawfully to support their functions.
– Manage a diverse caseload of the above, analysing complex information against the appropriate legislation – UK GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 and FOISA on a daily basis. A good understanding and previous experience of working with these pieces of legislation is key.
– Manage administration of area including triaging of requests and coordination so attention to detail and management of information is also important.
– Manage stakeholders both across the internal organisation from entry grade to Chief Executive level. The postholder should also be skilled at dealing with external stakeholders as well as they will be expected to communicate with individuals.
Essential Skills:
– Thorough knowledge of the UK GDPR, Freedom of Information Scotland Act and the Data Protection Act.
– Experience of responding to Freedom of Information requests.
– Experience of responding to Data Subject Requests, particularly Subject Access Requests.
– Knowledge of working with Microsoft packages such as Excel, Word, Teams.
– Knowledge of inbox management, case management and triage of work.
If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.

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Information Officer
Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, Scotland
£191.30 - £214.40 per day -

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