06 Oct 2017
03 Nov 2017
Leigh Cooper
Clearance Level
Job Type
My government client have an immediate requirement for a Public Information Compliance Unit Senior Officer for a long term contract.

Personally accountable for:
* Managing and assisting with the prioritisation of Data Protection and FOIA casework.
* Acting as a subject matter expert in respect of the data protection act, particularly subject access requests, privacy impact/rights and freedom of information requests.
* Communicating complex technical decisions to a wide audience effectively and confidently.
* Acting as a final decision maker with regard to casework, taking responsibility for ensuring that decisions made by PICU case officers are valid and appropriately recorded.
* Leading and managing a diverse team in a dynamic, fast paced environment, working to tight statutory deadlines.
* Lead on complex or high profile casework requiring liaison with every aspect of the agency, as well as key external partners.
* Providing advice to others on the role of the team and the key legislation that governs the agency including the Data Protection Act (DPA), Freedom of Information Act, Regulatory and Investigative Powers Act.
* Representing the agency at internal and external meetings.
* Contributing to the development of Data Protection and working practices.

The candidate should have the following experience:
* Experience in Data Protection and/or Freedom of Information or equivalent is essential.
* Sound knowledge of the data protection act, disclosure principles with awareness of the broader law enforcement statutory environment e.g. DPA.
* Excellent analytical skills.
* Excellent report writing and drafting skills.
* Risk Management skills.
* Ability to negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders.
* Ability to prioritise workload based on risk.

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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