Freedom of Information Officer - Information Governance Team - Woking - Flexible Working Available

Woking, Surrey
£23,951 per annum
18 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


£23,951 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, Surrey. GU22 7QQ. This position is based inside one of our main area offices, click HERE to see a 360 degree view of the building and surrounding area along with a view of the reception. 

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

About the role

The team is a part of the Children's Information Governance team and is responsible for the processing of Freedom of Information requests across Children's Services.

You will be responsible for a variety of administrative tasks to support the efficient management of the Freedom of Information (FOI) processes across the directorate.

You will receive, distribute, progress and chase FOI requests to ensure that responses meet the requirements of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts and legislative timescales.

This role is responsible for maintaining the bespoke IT system ensuring that all data is accurate and up-to-date and run and present standard reports.

You will also receive and respond to everyday enquiries from customers and colleagues, passing on and escalating as appropriate, and work collaboratively with team members to provide a high quality and efficient Information Governance administration service.

You will have a good understanding of the need for confidentiality and an ability to organise and prioritise work to deliver on commitments, keeping the Information Governance Team Leader updated on workload status and raiding potential obstacles in complying with deadlines.

You will need to be highly organised, willing to take responsibility and use initiative; comfortable in setting your own priorities and meeting deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential along with a high level of written and oral communication.

Although this role will be largely based at one area office, there is a regular requirement to move around the county supporting other teams and colleagues. As a result, it would be beneficial to have a full driving licence and access to a car.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Jo Lang by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th October 2019.

Interviews to follow.


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