Information Compliance Intern for Stirling Council


Location: Stirling
£8.45 per hour
Full-time (36 hours per week) for 12 months
Immediate start
Closing Date: 14 June 2017, noon

About the Company

Stirling Council's area lies at the very heart of Scotland. It covers 220,000 hectares from Tyndrum and Crianlarich in the southern highlands to the villages of Killearn and Strathblane in the south west and the former mining villages of Plean, Fallin and Cowie in the east. The 83,000 population splits 50:50 urban to rural, with the urban population centering around Stirling, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan.

Stirling Council is looking to recruit a graduate as Information Compliance Intern to join their Records & Information Compliance Team. This role will help the team meet the requirements that have resulted from the forthcoming implementation of Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011.

The Role

As a successful applicant, your main tasks will be:
• To undertake case management of information requests received by the Council, particularly Subject Access Requests made under the Data Protection Act 1998, and to help preparations for implementation of new data protection legislation (GDPR).
• 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 Freedom of Information requests involving more than one council service – collating information, redacting, checking and drafting responses.
• To prepare schedules of documentation for Freedom of Information Reviews.
• To assist in preparations for implementation of new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Public Records (Scotland) Act 2011.
• To provide support for operation of Council Records Centre, as required.
• Any other tasks that are required to be completed


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 14 June 2017, 12 noon.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the AAI 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.


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  • Stirling Council
    published this page in Opportunities 2017-05-30 17:04:05 +0100