Disclosure Research Officer

Avon and Somerset Police

England, United Kingdom

Full time

Nov 22

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Job Description


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Disclosure Research Officer to join the Compliance Team within Legal Services. In this role you will be at the forefront of dealing with requests and enquiries for information held by the organisation.


Are you someone with excellent organisational and administration skills with a willingness to learn new processes?


As a Disclosure Research Officer you will be responsible for receiving, assessing and processing disclosure requests for information, in accordance with the relevant Legislation which includes; UK General Data Protection Regulations (“UK GDPR”), the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA 2018”), and the Children Act. You will undertake this work under supervision.


Whilst this particular vacancy will predominantly sit within the Family Disclosure team, this role is part of a Job Family within Legal and Compliance Services. You will therefore be required to move around within the Directorate dependent on demand. This will provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and increase your knowledge and experience of the various teams which include Data Protection, Freedom of Information (FOI) or Compliance.


In This Role, Your Main Responsibilities Will Be

  • Undertaking administrative tasks, including monitoring the team mailbox.
  • Creating files on the case management system.
  • Managing fees received into the team and preparing written responses.
  • Responding to telephone enquiries from internal and external customers.
  • Researching the force systems, redacting documents and preparing for disclosure in family/child care proceedings, Data Protection and Freedom of Information requests (FOI).

Skills, Experience And Qualifications Required

  • Good understanding and knowledge of the DPA 2018, the UK GDPR, FOI Act 2000, the Human Rights Act 1998 and any other relevant legislation.
  • Previous experience of working in a legal, FOI or data protection environment and knowledge of researching systems would be beneficial, however, full training will be provided.
  • Good computer skills and experience of using Microsoft Office packages.
  • You will need to be confident in communicating with staff and officers, as well as partner agencies and members of the public, by email and telephone with a view to providing assistance and advice where necessary.
  • Be able to work in an organised manner.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must have a 5 year ‘checkable history’ in the UK – ideally this means that you would have been resident in the UK for the last 5 years.


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