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Advisor, Information Rights

Job details
Posting date: 19 July 2019
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: Competitive
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 18 August 2019
Location: Broadcast Centre, London, W12 7TS
Company: BBC
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 41760

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Were looking for an Advisorto join our Information Rights team, based in our West London office. This role is offered as a permanent contract.

Our team works to ensure that all of the BBCs activities (in the Public Service Groups) are carried out in line with the BBCs legal obligations under its Charter and EU law particularly in the areas of Data Protection, Freedom of Information, and e-Privacy law.

The BBC Legal Division is responsible for providing legal advice to the BBC and for developing and implementing the BBCs legal strategy. The BBC Legal Division is led by the BBCs General Counsel and provides legal assistance & advice across the BBC. It is made up of the following departments: General Counsel's Office, Information Rights, Intellectual Property , Employment , Litigation, Programme Legal Advice, Commercial and Regulatory Legal,and Design and Engineering.

Our overall structure is similar to that found in private practice firms and we support on a wide range of diverse matters. Whilst this means the work can be challenging and relatively fast-paced at times, we are open to discussing agile ways of working to support our staff, where appropriate and in line with our flexible working policies.

Working within a small team, youll play a key role in the running of the BBCs Freedom of Information (FOI) and Data Protection Act (DPA) processes. Communicating with the public and answering requests under FOI and DPA, drafting and processing requests, and helping train and support BBC Staff. There will also be opportunities to advise and assist on more general Information Rights matters.

Youll need significant knowledge of DP/FOI compliance combined with a good depth of experience of file and case management of FOI requests and Subject Access Requests. Youll be used to providing legal or compliance advice and working to very tight regulatory deadlines. Along with relevant experience in a research/senior administrative/broadcasting or related role, youll possess high level organisational skills and the ability to remain calm, organised and focused under pressure. A good communicator, youll have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive information discreetly. Experience of drafting letters and short reports is required, along with strong IT skills.

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