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Knowledge & Information Management

Assistant Disclosure Specialist – 60211
£28,313 – £30,324


We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit:

Job description:

As an Assistant Disclosure Specialist you will be contributing towards the maintenance and continuous improvement of the Team’s important and varied functions.  The Team covers the whole of the Department in terms of FOI, GDPR and DPA; topics including the management of high-profile offenders, court cases, Legal Aid, security matters, and the work of Ministers.  You will need to work closely with External Communications, Private Office and the Senior Civil Service.

The main tasks include:

Communication, Client Support & Stakeholder Management: You will be responsible for building and maintaining strong and supportive working relationships with key stakeholders including our network of drafters, Private Office, External Communications, and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

You will target support and training to where it is required which promote the business’ ability to manage requests on time, lawfully, and in line with departmental policy and procedure.

You will have, or will quickly be able to develop, excellent written and verbal communication skills, alongside the ability to advise colleagues.

Guidance, Training and Development: You will support the delivery of our expanding programme of guidance and training to staff across the Department on FOI and GDPR/DPA matters, ensuring the Department has the capability to meet obligations under the legislation.

The role also features a need to engage with our internal stakeholders to address the particular challenges posed by UK GDPR and DPA 2018 and the right of access (subject access requests).

Personal Development:

The role is an opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the MOJ as it cuts across all aspects of the Department and provides visibility at senior levels.  We are looking for someone with excellent collaboration skills, who is approachable, enthusiastic and wanting to deliver a quality service to the Department and its customers.

Skills and Qualifications:

Please note that while experience of dealing with FOI and GDPR/DPA would be welcome, it is not essential as the successful candidate will receive face-to-face and on-the-job training, as required, and knowledge will be developed once in the role.

A strong commitment to delivering a high-quality service and an ability to apply learning from previous jobs – whether providing a service to the public, colleagues or Ministers – is an important part of the role and the successful candidate may have gained such experience in any of a variety of settings.


£28,313 - £30,324

Additional Information

Working Arrangements & Further Information

The MoJ offers Hybrid Working arrangements where business need allows. This is an informal, non-contractual form of flexible working that blends working from your base location, different MoJ sites and / or from home (please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas). Some roles will not be suitable for Hybrid Working. Similarly, Hybrid Working will not suit everyone’s circumstances. Arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate(s) and subject to regular review.

For nationally advertised roles, the successful candidate(s) will be appointed to a MoJ office location, which may include their nearest Justice Collaboration Centre or Justice Satellite Office. This will be discussed and agreed on the completion of pre-employment checks.

Some of MoJ’s terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Flexible working hours

The Ministry of Justice offers a flexible working system in many offices.


The MoJ offers a range of benefits:

Annual Leave

Annual leave is 25 days on appointment and will increase to 30 days after five years’ service.

There is also a scheme to allow qualifying staff to buy or sell up to three days leave each year. Additional paid time off for public holidays and 1 privilege day. Leave for part-time and job share posts will be calculated on a pro-rata basis.


The Civil Service offers a choice of pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.


The Ministry of Justice is committed to staff development and offers an extensive range of training and development opportunities.


The opportunity to join employee-run networks that have been established to provide advice and support and to enable the views of employees from minority groups to be expressed direct to senior management. There are currently networks for employees of minority ethnic origin, employees with disabilities, employees with caring responsibilities, women employees, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.


  • A range of ‘Family Friendly’ policies such as opportunities to work reduced hours or job share.
  • Access to flexible benefits such as voluntary benefits, retail vouchers and discounts on a range of goods and services.
  • For moves to or from another employer or moves across the Civil Service this can have implications on your eligibility to carry on claiming childcare vouchers. You may however be eligible for alternative government childcare support schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. More information can be found on UKor Childcare Choices. You can determine your eligibility at
  • Paid paternity, adoption and maternity leave.
  • Free annual sight tests for employees who use computer screens.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles. Should you feel that the recruitment process has breached the recruitment principles you are able to raise a formal complaint in the following order

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident employer, MoJ are committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent and abilities, by making adjustments throughout all elements of the recruitment process and in the workplace. MoJ are able to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum selection criteria, except in a limited number of campaigns.

You will be able to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process within the application form. If you need additional help completing the application form, please contact the SSCL Recruitment Enquiries Team.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: