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Freedom of Information Manager

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

The Freedom of Information Manager is responsible for managing the Trust's legal obligation of adhering to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This is a key role to protect the Trust from reputational risk by ensuring Freedom of Information disclosures are appropriate and accurate. The postholder will have autonomy to work under theirown authority and initiative; planning and prioritising their own time to ensure requirements are achieved and deadlines met.

Main duties of the job

Key duties include:
  • Running a service compliant with legal requirements including the timeframes for responding to requestors
  • Applying exemptions and related legal tests
  • Coordinating internal reviews
  • Updating the Freedom of Information Policy for the Trust in line with legislative, regulatory and procedural change
  • Maintaining the Trust's Publication Schedule
  • Other projects within the Information Governance Team

Closing date of applications: 29th May 2023

Interview date: 09th June 2023

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A&Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • FOI Practitioner

Knowledge & Experience


  • Keeping policies, procedures and publication schemes up to date

Skills & Ability


  • Managing a system for handling Freedom of Information Requests Process and analyse large amounts of complex information

Communication & Interpersonal Skills


  • Building relationships
  • Delivering engaging training in FOI

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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