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Information Rights Officer

You’re a data protection expert. You believe that information is a key asset, and it must be kept safe and secure. So, isn’t it time to take what you know and apply that to something bigger?

At FCDO Services (formerly FCO Services), you can bring your skillset to do important work on a global scale. We exist to protect the UK’s interests around the world. A big part of this is about making sure that our information is stored securely while making it accessible to the right people. That’s why we want to hear from you.

Protect data that protects many lives

As our Information Rights Officer, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring that the safety of our information as important as the safety of our people. By doing so, you’ll safeguard many lives. You’ll help us understand and apply legislation like the new UK Government data strategy and Freedom of Information and Privacy laws, explaining complex concepts to colleagues in clear terms. As well as answering all Freedom of Information and subject access requests, you’ll make sure that our people know where to turn for advice and support. You’ll also ensure that an understanding of our legal obligations around information is embedded in everything we do.

Use your expertise to safeguard the nation

We’re looking for someone who brings strong communication skills at every level. It’s important that you have a high-level awareness of data protection. Plus, you’re able to analyse data and scenarios to make effective decisions. Ideally, you bring a relevant RQF Level 3 qualification, like a Foundation Certificate in Information Governance or equivalent. You also have experience of dealing with subject access requests, risk management and service reporting.

Flourish with a future that’s safe and secure

You’ll be helping to protect the nation’s interests at home and overseas. But what can we offer, in return? Job security is one huge aspect, and you’ll be supported to grow and progress to even bigger things. We’ll encourage you to keep developing, stay up to date with best practice and engage with new technologies. By doing this, you’ll help us to protect people, information and assets, around the world. In short, it’s your job, bigger.

Want to see your future team’s work in action? Step into our Virtual Embassy and select a guide – we suggest Constructing the Secure Embassy – to take you round, to see how the team delivers for government customers and how you could help. Explore the embassy now at

All our employees have to be security cleared before being appointed, so you will need to undergo a vetting process as part of your application. This role requires you to go through Security Check (SC). You can find out more about vetting on our website.

It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.

The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.

Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.

FCDO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

Job summary

£29,527 - £33,500 plus £1,750 Location Allowance and Excellent Benefits
Hanslope Park
Closing Date
30 November 2021 at midnight

Further information

The following documents provide supporting material for this role. Please note for some documents you may require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • 1.  Role Profile
  • 2.  Extra Information
  • 3.  Civil Service Recruitment Principles
  • 4.  Civil Service Code