Briefings, Correspondence And Foi Adviser

Recruiter
Fusion People Ltd
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
14 Sep 2018
Closes
14 Oct 2018
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role for a Briefings, Correspondence And Foi Adviser has been released on a permanent basis.

As a Briefings, Correspondence and Freedom of Information Adviser you will provide a response service for parliamentary and senior stakeholder correspondence and Parliamentary Questions. To co-ordinate and support the preparation of appropriate responses to requests for information made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 to ensure they comply with its statutory requirements.

You will also support the delivery of public affairs and stakeholder engagement strategies, consistent with the wider corporate affairs programme, including supporting colleagues in arranging and undertaking engagement activities and providing appropriate briefing materials.

About the role:

* Prepare briefing materials and written correspondence from Members of Parliament, Peers and senior stakeholders for the leadership team, whilst working and coordinating with colleagues in other teams and functions
* Deliver the provision of responses to Parliamentary Questions
* Acknowledge, log, co-ordinate and respond directly to requests for information received under the FOI Act 2000 and EIR 2004; making an assessment on the information held by the organisation, the service areas responsible and whether the information can be disclosed.
* Formulate written responses to FOI/EIR requests, working with and advising colleagues, senior managers and directors in other directorates to reduce complex materials into a concise form and to agree a final response.
* Support the wider Public Affairs Team in the delivery of individual campaign and project plans, in order to contribute to the delivery of the public affairs and stakeholder engagement strategies
* Support the delivery of the senior contact programme and the speaker requests process, creating and maintaining records in order to help provide a systematic engagement plan for their leadership team
* Assist the Briefings, Correspondence & FOI Manager with internal training workshops; dealing with the logistics, preparing materials and supporting delivery where required, in order to ensure broad understanding across the organisation of FOI and EIR issues.
* Support the Briefings, Correspondence & FOI Manager in dealing with requesters who are dissatisfied and wish to appeal decisions made in relation to their requests.
* Assist in preparing submissions to the Information Commissioner’s Office as required.
* Respond to updates in guidance and legislation, ensuring they meet requirements through updating policy and procedures in relation to FOI Act and EIR.

About You:

* Political awareness and understanding
* Knowledge of the planning and parliamentary process
* Knowledge of the FOI Act (2000) and EIR (2004)
* Knowledge of corporate communications, community engagement, internal communications, social media, PR and media relations
* Understanding of government communications processes and UK Parliament process
* Understanding of customer relationship management (CRM) databases
* Understanding of methods for engaging with politicians at a national and local level

Please send your most updated CV to Grant Wilson by clicking apply now

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