Thought these two jobs at the BBC maybe of interest to some readers:
2 Job Vacancies
Information Policy and Compliance Team, BBC
Closing Date: 9 October
Senior Advisor, Policy
The interaction between the BBC and the public is central to many of the BBC’s objectives under the new Charter. The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) are a key part of that interaction. The principle role of the Senior Advisor, Policy will be to ensure the BBC’s policies in these areas are at the leading edge for media organisations. The policies need to move both with the changes in legislation and its interpretation and the rapidly moving media and technology arenas. Keeping the balance between the BBC’s openness agenda and its need to ensure its effectiveness in a highly competitive media marketplace is also a key challenge for the Information Policy and Compliance team.
Senior Advisor, Compliance
The interaction between the BBC and the public is central to many of the BBC’s objectives under the new Charter. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Data Protection Act (DPA) are key parts of that interaction. The principle role of the Senior Advisor, Compliance will be to ensure the BBC is acting in accordance with the FOIA and the DPA. You will take an overview of requests under both Acts, ensuring that the processes are working well, and are fit for purpose. You will provide advice on the Acts and supervise the information Co-ordinators in the team, as they deal with requests. You will lead on high profile cases and will provide advice on complex cases. You will also be responsible for the liaison with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and other key stakeholders.