Information Access Officer (2 year fixed term contract) (GMC3624)

Information Access Officer (2 year fixed term contract)

The General Medical Council (GMC) helps to protect patients and improve medical education and practice in the UK by setting standards for students and doctors. We support them in achieving (and exceeding) those standards, and take action when they are not met. 


This post is based in the Information Access Team. You will be responsible for handling subject access requests in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), information requests in line with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and other related correspondence. This work will involve the compilation and detailed review of requested information, including complex case files, and the application of statutory legislation and GMC policy in relation to the disclosure of information.


You will need to be able to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely on a wide range of queries through both oral and written communication, as well as having strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective communication when dealing with a wide range of people both within and external to the GMC. You will have a good working knowledge of the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and have experience of managing requests under these, or the relevant experience to be able to do so.


In return, you’ll benefit from being part of an organisation that is genuinely committed to its people. Within our friendly environment, you will have access to a range of learning and development opportunities designed to support your ongoing progression. We offer an attractive salary and benefits package to find out more please click here


The GMC values diversity and has made a public commitment to processes and procedures that are fair, objective, transparent and free from discrimination. 


We strongly believe that diversity of background and experience contributes to a broader collective perspective that will consistently lead to us being a better regulator. We are working hard to increase the diversity of our staff, and also the diversity of those we work with wherever we can and we would actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Job function
Information Access
25,983 to 32,031 with an exceptional maximum of 37,599
Fixed Term
Closing date
Midnight on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, late applications will not be accepted
Assessment date
Interviews and assessments will take place on Wednesday 17th and Friday 19th March 2021
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