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Organisation : Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Job Title : Sensitivity Reviewer
Reference Number: 1544363
Closing Date: 2 Jul 2017
Salary : £44,541 plus £1,000 location allowance pro rata plus benefits
Location: Milton Keynes, England

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Sensitivity Reviewer :

This is a Part-time role (minimum 100 days per annum) offered on a 11 Month Fixed Term Contract.

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Find an important role for you and for national history and security. When you join FCO Services, you’ll be part of a team that supports government-level customers, who work to keep the nation safe and secure every day.

From global diplomacy to digital security, the work of FCO Services is complex and sensitive – and so are the corresponding historical records. That’s where you’ll come in, as one of our Sensitivity Reviewers.

Working on the archives of the FCO, you will decide whether files should be preserved for the public record at The National Archives, and you will review selected files and decide what sensitive content needs to be withheld for a certain period, in accordance with current legislation.

Job Purpose Overview :
** Reviewers select and sensitivity review two types of file.
** Annual departmental files are files created by London departments and overseas posts and are organised in line with the FCO’s corporate file plan.

** In addition, there are records outside the FCO corporate file plan which cover a wide range of subject matter, including files created by the Allied Control Commission (the Berlin military government after the Second World War), the FCO’s predecessors (notably the Colonial Office), the Foreign Compensation Commission and the former Hong Kong Government.

Job Responsibilities :
Main responsibilities, focusing on the required outputs:
** Sensitivity review of records Requested under FOI;
** Sensitivity review of records in response to Litigation Requests;
** Sensitivity review of Annual Departmental Files;
** Sensitivity review of Non-Standard Files;
** Review of records in response to outward and Inward Referral;
** File Selection;
** Other FCO review –related activities;
** Review of Commercial Publications;
** Stakeholder liaison with the FCO and other Government Departments as required;
** Formal training and coaching in the Freedom of Information Act, Public Records Act and Data Protection Act will be provided once in post;
** A requirement to develop an understanding of the sensitivity review guidance and constitutional arrangements.

Essential :
** Substantial understanding of political and diplomatic sensitivities, typically gained in grades C to SMS of HM Diplomatic Service, or an equivalent organisation;
** Excellent Judgement in diplomatic sensitivities;
** Ability to maintain sustained attention to detail;
** Clear and succinct written communication;
** A high level of security awareness;

Desirable :
** Substantial diplomatic or equivalent experience covering the period for which records are being reviewed;
** Using and exploiting knowledge and information;
** Managing and organising information;
** Information governance;
** One or more foreign languages would be useful;

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