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Subject Access Request Assistant x2

  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: SSAR0287
  • Published: Tue 14/03/2023, 16:58 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/03/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JG4:- £22,369 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

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Subject Access Request Assistant x2

Directorate:                         Children's Services                       

Starting salary:                   JG4:- £22,369 per annum

Location:                               Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare / some home working

Hours:                                    37 hours per week

Contract:                               Fixed term for 12 months

Closing date:                       Monday 27 March 2023


We are looking for two individuals to join our Complaints & Directorate Governance Team on a 12-month temporary basis to assist with a backlog of work in Subject Access Requests (SARs) across the children’s (social care and Special Educational Need and Disabilities), Adults (social care) and Housing Directorates.


The Subject Access Assistant postholder retrieves data about a person’s history to enable them to understand their past so they can continue their future life journey.  Details held by the Council are released to the applicant, but information relating to others is redacted (removed). 


We are looking for candidates who are excellent in terms of their attention to detail, who are able to work with highly confidential and sometimes disturbing information to ensure that the material disclosed meets SARs guidelines. The successful applicants will join a small team helping them to retrieve files and work on the less complex redactions.


Although it will be beneficial if the successful applicants has data controlling experience, full training will be given.


Want to know more and apply?

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Anticipated interview date:        TBC


Want to know more and apply?

For an informal discussion, please contact Emma Smith, Complaints & Directorate Governance Manager on 07385 378 490.


Visit to download an application pack and apply online.


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.