The Information Governance Requests Officer is primarily responsible for handling Freedom of Information Requests and Environmental Information Regulation requests. It is an extremely busy role working within the remit of the Legislation governing this work i.e. Freedom of Information Act 2000; Data Protection Act 2018; General Data Protection Regulation 2016.
Oxford City Council has a statutory duty to respond to requests for information under the above Acts. This role would suit a highly organised individual who can apply strong attention to detail, preferably we are looking for someone with experience in FOI and EIR, although this is not essential the individual should be able to interpret the legislation and apply it accurately. Strong communication skills are also required as the role will involve discussion and debate with key individuals across the whole of the organisation including Oxford City Council’s Companies.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.
With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.