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FOI - (Freedom of Information) Coordinator urgently required on an initial 6 month remote based contract (once restrictions are lifted flexible working Croydon, Sheffield, Manchester)
You will be responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with other teams across Commercial to elicit necessary information, including Commercial Systems & Information for spend and compliance data. The range of requests will include Parliamentary Questions (PQ), Freedom of Information (FOI) Requests, Markets for Government Services briefings, Monthly PUS briefings, etc. Provide timely and prompt interactions with Senior Managers to support with policy and legislative knowledge on FOIs. Responses will need to be of the highest quality and responses timely against strict timescales. Maintain a library of policy position statements and responses, and utilise this to handle requests for information interally and other government bodies in a swift and efficient manner. Uphold the database of information and update wider HO systems to support performance information. Ensure alignment of policies and procedures with the Government Commercial Function (GCF) and Government Commercial Organisation (GCO).
The ideal candidate should have recent experience working within a government department and handled ministerial correspondence and FOIs, either through providing responses or through engaging with other teams to generate responses. Ability to produce accurate and quality written correspondence, reports and briefings. keep hold of accurate spreadsheets for monitoring progress and an archive of responses. A good working knowledge of Microsoft office and excel and basic databases. Some commercial awareness or experience, this is highly desirable but not essential.
Active CTC/SC clearance would be advantageous
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