21 Oct

Freedom Information Case Officer Jobs Vacancy at Financial Conduct Authority London

Position
Freedom Information Case Officer
Company
Financial Conduct Authority
Location
London ENG
Opening
21 Oct, 2019 24 days ago

Financial Conduct Authority London urgently required following position for Freedom Information Case Officer. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Freedom Information Case Officer Jobs Vacancy at Financial Conduct Authority London Jobs Details:

Location
12 Endeavour Square, London, E20 1JN
Division
Operations
The Role

Are you looking for a great opportunity which would allow you to learn more about the FCA and its statutory objectives, as well as influence FCA's greater transparency agenda? Do you have experience of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)? We are looking for a Case Officer who will play a pivotal role in helping to manage reputational risk and meet our legal requirements.

You will be working in a challenging and high-profile environment and work with a wide range of key internal and external stakeholders. This is an opportunity to enhance and develop your skills and understand how the FCA approaches FoIA compliance and DPA requirements under GDPR.

This position is offered as a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?
  • Process ad hoc requests for information, known as 'right to know' requests, received under the Freedom of Information Act.
  • Respond to requests for Witness Statements from law enforcement agencies
  • Maintain the FCA's FOIA Publication Scheme
  • Raising staff awareness of FOIA including providing relevant support, guidance and training to appointed contacts across the organisation
  • Help to develop and maintain the network of FOI contacts
  • Produce high quality ad hoc (oral and written) communications
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field of information access, receiving training and disseminating information as appropriate
  • Monitor relevant regulatory developments and notifying the business of changing requirements

However, we aim to be flexible and able to react quickly to changing priorities so the successful candidate may also be required to undertake other duties to support the IDT.

What will the candidate get from the role?
Are you looking for a great opportunity which would allow you to learn more about the FCA and its statutory objectives, as well as influence FCA's greater transparency agenda? Do you have experience of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA)? We are looking for a Case Officer who will play a pivotal role in helping to manage reputational risk and meet our legal requirements.
Skills/Experience Required

Minimum

We're a signatory to the Government's Disability Confident scheme. This means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role.

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience of compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the processing of FOIA Requests or similar compliance experience / case management;

Essential

  • Very strong communication skills with the ability to deal confidently and effectively with a wide-range of staff and the general public.
  • Ability to interpret legislation and apply it in practice.
  • Ability to make sound and reasoned judgements based on the information at your disposal.

Behavioural & technical skills

  • Proven experience of working in a team environment;
  • Proven stakeholder management experience and ability to proactively develop effective relationships with colleagues at all levels.
  • Proven organisational ability can demonstrate capability to manage a variety of competing tasks and issues, prioritising appropriately and escalating where necessary.
  • Evidence of teamwork and collaboration the ability to work actively with others to achieve outcomes in both formal and informal teams. Can demonstrate how they work individually in support of team and organisational goals.
  • Curiosity display an interest in things that are new, ability to spot patterns and themes.
  • The ability to cope with periods of high pressure in an area with multiple tasks and changing priorities.
  • The ability to identify potential difficulties at an early stage and know when to consult or others, including lawyers and/or senior staff.
  • Proven sound attention to detail can demonstrate taking pride in work and ensuring it is of the highest standard. Able to absorb considerable amounts of information, applying rules consistently and appropriately so as to ensure the FCA's reputation is not put at risk.
  • Ability to constructively challenge staff at all levels in order to ensure compliance with legislation and/or achieve desired outcome.

Desirable

  • FOIA qualification e.g. BCS Certificate in FOIA
About the FCA

At the FCA, we’re creating a fair and more resilient financial system. We’re establishing more transparent relationships between financial services and their customers, building trust in financial markets and protecting vulnerable consumers.

Divisional Information
The Information Disclosure Team (IDT), based within the Cyber & Information Resilience Department of the Chief Operating Officer's Office, is responsible for a variety of high profile and public facing work including compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and certain other areas of information based activity such as compliance with the Environmental Information Regulations and the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations. The team's role is crucial to the success of the relationship between the FCA, the public and the regulated community and you will have the opportunity to make a real contribution to this high profile area of compliance.
The FCA's Values & Diversity

Our ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the society we serve, helping us to be a better regulator.

As an inclusive employer, we are open to considering flexible working arrangements. Please contact our recruiter if you wish to apply for this role on a flexible basis.

Useful Information
  • This role is graded TS D

  • Applications for this role close on 14th November 2019

  • The salary range will be approximately £30,000 to £40,000 GBP plus a competitive benefits package and non-contributory pension
  • This position is offered as a 12 month Fixed Term Contract.

If you are internal and interested learning more about the role. Please contact Lara Booth on Lara.Booth@fca.org.uk

If you are internal and interested learning more about the role. Please contact Ciara McCartan on Ciara.McCartan@fca.org.uk

Applications must be submitted via our online portal, applications submitted via email - will not be accepted


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