Freedom Of Information Officer (Policy And Information)

St Andrews

This is a full time (37 hours per week), permanent contract, starting salary £32,709 (gross p.a.) on a scale rising to £40,560 (gross p.a.) (subject to review 01/04/18). 

Applications on a job share basis are welcome and flexible working arrangements are available.

The Scottish Information Commissioner enforces and promotes freedom of information law.

You will be part of the team which:

  • Promotes FOI rights to the public

  • Promotes good FOI practice to public authorities

  • Manages communications

  • Approves publication schemes

The post will be located at Kinburn Castle, St Andrews.

You will have relevant work experience. You will be able to analyse data and information and present complex or technical arguments in an accurate and understandable way.  You will be able to work well under the pressure of a varied workload, delivering accurate work and meeting deadlines. You will have strong interpersonal skills that support you to work productively with a wide range of different people and organisations.

You will be educated to degree level (or equivalent level of skill or knowledge) and will have excellent writing and communication skills, including the ability to write for, or speak to, a range of audiences.

A full job description, person specification and summary of the main terms and conditions of employment form part of the application pack.

The application pack can be downloaded from our website.

Application Process

The first stage of the recruitment process will be an application form and applications must be made using the application form in our application pack (CVs will not be considered).

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 19 March 2018.

You must provide evidence of the skills, knowledge and experience as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification.

For more information on the security clearance and visa/work permit requirements, data protection and equal opportunities statements please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

The next stage will be an interview and an assessment exercise. Please note that interviews will take place on Monday 9 April 2018.

Application Details

Closing date:

Scottish Information Commissioner
01334 464610
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
KY16 9DS

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