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Information Officer

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Knowledge & Information Management

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  • Salary:

    £29,905 - £31,406

  • Contact:

    Mark Leigh

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  • Duration:

    6 months

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 Information Officer

1 x 6 Month FTC

1 x 12 Month FTC

London based / Hybrid £31,406

Remote outside London £29,905

Sue Hill Recruitment are pleased to be working in partnership with The Electoral Commission who are recruiting for an information officer.

The ideal candidate will work as part of a small team providing comprehensive information management services to the Commission.The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Senior Adviser Access to Information to administrate the process and issue Freedom of Information and Data Protection requests in effectively and within statutory timeframes.

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.


·Registering requests that meet the criteria set out in the freedom of information and data protection policies and procedures.

·Liaise with teams to ensure timely responses are received.

·Support teams to search for relevant information (advise on conducting searches of Commission records using key terms according to agreed scope).

·Collate response and documents for release and issue these to the requester.

·Prepare the response for online publication by collating the items for release and the response then running appropriate accessibility checking process.

·Redact appropriate information for publication.

·Coordinate and monitor the FOI and DP mailboxes for action and or escalation.

·Maintain an up-to-date log of the individual requests in the Tracker.

·Work with the Senior Adviser to explore technology and service improvements.


·Working in the administration of Data Protection Requests and/or Freedom of Information administration/advice or similar statutory advice services.

·Searching for information across systems and organising search results in a logical format.

·Developing structured searches and documenting the search and outputs in a standard format.

·Handling and developing information processes in SharePoint Online and O365

·Working knowledge of access to information and personal data legislation including Data Protection Act 2018, the UK GDPR, and Freedom of Information Act.

·Strong organisational skills, with the ability to plan ahead and ensure work is completed in a high quality, timely manner.

·Ability to manage own time effectively in order to meet the statutory timeframes and responsive nature of the role.

·Close attention to detail with a thorough and methodical approach to tasks.

·Able to follow and complete procedures and processes with minimal supervision.

·High level of personal integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.j