Full-time, 37 hours per week over 5 days, for 9 months
Ideal start: Early March
About the Organisation
As one of the local authorities at the heart of Scotland, Stirling Council is looking to recruit a graduate as Information Compliance Intern to join their team. This role will help the team meet the requirements that have resulted from the forthcoming implementation of Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011.
Stirling Council is looking for a keen graduate to undertake case management of information requests received by the Council, particularly Subject Access Requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998.
The key tasks the intern will be required to undertake will include:
• To undertake case management of Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act 1998 – liaising with Council services, collating information in response to a request, preparing records for disclosure (including the scanning and redaction of records) and drafting responses.
• To collate information for FOI requests involving more than one council service – collating information, redacting, checking and drafting responses
• To prepare schedules of documentation for FOI Reviews
• To provide support for operation of Council Records Centre, if required
Please note that the office is located off-site in an industrial unit. The intern may be required to open/close doors and unset/set alarm if first or last out of the office each day. Keys and training will be provided.
The ideal candidate will be educated to a degree level. The understanding of Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation is essential. The intern will have the ability to work with attention to detail and will handle confidential information with discretion. They will also be comfortable on taking initiative, prioritising their own work and meet strict deadlines.
An interest in or knowledge of local government services, particularly Social Services, is desirable but not essential.
Closing date for applications is 22 February 2016, 12 noon.
Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by noon on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.
Please confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.