Locum Freedom of Information Officer

£15 - 20 per hour
19 May 2022
16 Jun 2022
Isla Adesina
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Contract Type
Part Time

Locum Freedom of Information Officer – Up to £20 per hour umbrella – All Remote Working – South East England 

Venn Group’s specialist legal team are currently working with a reputable Local Authority in the South East of England, who are recruiting for a highly motivated and organised individual to join the team as a Locum Freedom of Information Officer.

Ideally, the client would prefer this assignment to be worked on a part-time basis and this role is offered for an initial period of 3 Months with the possibility of extension. The ideal candidate would also be immediately available.

This opportunity is ideal for those with existing experience gained within Local Government however candidates without extensive FOI experience may also be considered.

Duties may include:

  • Working within the Freedom of Information team processing a backlog of FOI requests

  • Processing and reporting on DSAR, EIA, GDPR and FOI requests within the legal compliance timeframes

  • Liaising with the relevant business area to obtain all information required for the requests

  • Creating and providing FOI briefings 

  • Maintaining of central logs relating to requests for personal data, data breaches, Data Protection Act 2018 and Data Protection Impact Assessments

  • Processing Data Subject Rights requests under GDPR such as right to erasure, rectification in liaison with the relevant business area and within the legal compliance timeframes.

  • Reviewing redactions applied on documents and Ensuring that all sensitive information voided

  • Answering any queries they may have as to the location, content and importance of all the documents

  • Drafting chronologies, crib sheets, file notes, other miscellaneous documents for the use of senior lawyers

  • Undertaking several fact-finding, fact checking and legal research exercises


This position offers an attractive rate of up to £20 per hour umbrella dependent on experience of the individual candidate.

Please apply for this role online

Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates. All salaries and PQE ranges stated serve only as a guide and all applicants will be considered on their individual merits.

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