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Information Access Manager FOI – Compliance & Assurance – Band D – Counter Terrorism Policing HQ

Contract type –   Secondment

Band –                    Band D   

Information compliance is essential in ensuring that we protect sensitive police information, yet still also allow the public to understand the important role that Met Police officers and staff play in protecting our communities.

Your role as the Information Manager will provide you with an exciting opportunity to join the Information Access Team in the Compliance and Assurance (C&A) Pillar with Counter Terrorism Policing Headquarters (CTPHQ).

The Unit manages Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Right of Access Requests (ROAR). FOIA entitles members of the public to request information that may be held by the MPS as a public authority. The Data Protection Act enables individuals to submit a request (ROAR) to establish what information the MPS holds about them. Our remit encompasses the Met’s Specialist Operations (SO) Command Units – Aviation Policing, CTC, PaDP, RaSP and Protective Security & Operations, but may also include other MPS units, as well as the CT Policing Network.

Your primary role as the Information Manager will be to ensure the smooth and efficient processing of the Freedom of Information requests, providing guidance and support and drafting appropriate responses, which meet our statutory obligations.

You will also undertake searches and enquiries in relation to Right of Access requests where CT information is sought. Therefore, it is expected that you will have a good working knowledge of these Acts as well as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

This position provides a unique opportunity for the role holder to gain experience of SO and the wider CT Policing Network and also liaise with our external stakeholders. You will work closely with staff of all ranks and grades, in a fast-paced environment with good development prospects.

Key Tasks

The post holder will be required to do the following:

  • Ensure the database of all FOIA requests received is maintained.
  • Research all relevant FOIA requests on secure systems.
  • Research all FOIA requests received on the MPS intranet and the external internet for information in the public domain.
  • Consult with internal stakeholders to ensure that information is provided to allow an appropriate response to be drafted.
  • Draft FOIA responses that are time compliant.
  • Assist other Commands in their search for information that may relate to SO or CT related information.
  • Work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders, ensuring a consistent approach to FOIA and compliance with Data Protection legislation.
  • Supervision of the Information Officer
  • Keep up to date on developments in the field of information legislation and record management to ensure that CTPHQ / SO are compliant.
  • Attend training to develop relevant knowledge and skills.
  • Liaise with the MPS Information Rights Unit and the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) – National Referral Team on FOIA requests.
  • Assist with Right of Access Requests where CT information is sought.
  • Act as deputy for the Senior Information Manager in their absence.
  • Undertake other tasks as directed by Unit lead

 How to Apply

For further information regarding the roles please contact Charmine via Gayle-Petrou via Charmine.Gayle-Petrou.NCTPHQ@met.police.uk.

Completed applications must be sent to CTPHQ HR Recruitment by 15/07/2024.

Your application should include confirmation of support/approval for the secondment opportunity from your HR Department and ACPO team/Head of Department via email.

Please note – MPS Staff/Officers must apply for this role via the internal vacancies page and not use the national application form.

 

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