Information Rights (FOI) Officer

Job Title: Information Rights (FOI) Officer
Location: Gatwick
Category: Communications
Type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £35,000 depending on experience with great benefits
Reference #: VN1842
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Job Description

The Role

As a key member of our Corporate Communications’ External Information Services team, you will be responsible for responding to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and for various data protection activities, to ensure compliance with information rights legislation. 

Although key responsibilities will be centred on Freedom of Information requests you will be expected to develop your understanding of the team’s wider activities to undertake other work to support business resilience. 

There will also be exciting opportunities to get involved with project work and to contribute to the CAA’s information strategy and compliance activities. 

This role will especially be of interest to someone who has a high level of creativity and innovation, seeking to work proactively with business areas to improve information available to the public. 

About you

You’ll work in a team that manages high volumes of work so you must be able to work well both independently and also as part of a team.  The nature of the work can be unpredictable, so you’ll need to be able to adapt your focus to unexpected tasks and demands.

Ideally you’ll be a qualified FOI Practitioner or, alternatively, be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience of information rights law and practices and we’d be happy to support you to obtain a qualification if desired.

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate excellent written communication skills, which is essential to formulate and structure responses to complex issues.

Interview Date: w/c 9 May 2018

Closing Date: 27th April 2018

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

CAA Data Protection

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recognises the importance of privacy protection, and acts in compliance with all applicable privacy laws. Please review this document carefully. It contains information regarding the terms of collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information submitted through the CAA’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and your usage of the ATS.

Use of Candidate Information

The CAA's HR team collects and stores your personal details (ie name, contact details, qualifications, right to work, etc.) for the purposes of recruiting and hiring suitable candidates for employment by the CAA

1. CAA rely on your consent to process your personal information. By consenting to this notice, you are giving us permission to process your personal data specifically for the purpose identified.

2. Processing of your personal information is required for the performance of a contract with you/or in order for us to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you.

3. The processing of your personal information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation which CAA is subject.

4. The processing of your personal information is necessary for the performance of a task CAA carries out in the public interest or official authority vested in us in accordance with UK/EU law.

Information provided electronically by users of CAA's ATS will be utilised by CAA, and shared with its contracted agents (Penna and Government Recruitment Services), and representatives for the purpose of recruiting and hiring suitable candidates for employment by the CAA.

Types of Information

CAA's ATS maintains personal information that you voluntarily submit electronically on one or more secured servers. The CAA will delete all personal information associated with unsuccessful applications after two years following an unsuccessful application. If your application results in an offer, CAA retain your personal information for the duration of our relationship with you, following which condensed employee file details are kept for 7 years. Thereafter, personal details (including full name, years of service, date and reason for leaving) are kept for a period of 30 years to enable CAA to provide information for referencing requests.

Accuracy of Information

You are responsible for ensuring that all information submitted by you and contained within the ATS is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. Knowingly submitting inaccurate, false, or misleading information may make you ineligible for consideration for employment opportunities, and in some cases where CAA rely upon such information, may lead to termination of employment with CAA. CAA takes all reasonable steps to ensure that information collected within the ATS by its employees and representatives is correct, however, CAA will rely upon you to access the ATS periodically to update or verify your personal information and to confirm your willingness to receive communications from CAA.

Withdrawing from Participation

Participants in CAA's ATS should contact CAA via email directed to: Indicating whether they wish to withdraw from a particular competition or alternatively, from all participation in the ATS. Further rights as a data subject can be found here. Contact details of the CAA's Data Protection Officer can be found here. You have a right to complain to the ICO about the CAA's processing of personal data.

Acceptance of the Data Protection Agreement

In order to submit an application, you must consent to the above Data Protection Agreement. You may withdraw your consent at any time. By checking this box you are indicating that you understand and agree to the Data Protection Agreement herein; and you consent to be contacted via electronic messages, telephone and post for the purposes of recruitment, hiring and human resources management.

*If you do not agree to the Data Protection Agreement, your application will not be processed and a candidate profile will not be created in CAA's Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

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