Information Governance Team

“How many staff do you have with a primary/sole role of dealing with FOIs/SARs and what grade they are?

There are currently two part-time Information Governance Officers (totalling 1.35 FTE) and one full-time Information Governance Officer (IGO) whose primary role is dealing with FOIs and SARs. This role also covers other information governance functions.

The IGO role is Grade E (£21,268 to £24,174).

How many staff do you have working in ‘Information Governance’, inclusive of those working on FOIs/SARs?


Where does Information Governance sit in your organisation? A structure chart would suffice.

Information Governance sits within the Head of Digital Transformation and Business Support function. Structure Chart provided at this link –

Who is your SIRO and your DPO? Whilst I appreciate this is personal data, such senior roles are unlikely to warrant application of the exemption at section 40(2) of the Act.

SIRO – Rob Parkhouse, Head of Digital Transformation and Business Support
DPO – Martin Lawrence, Information Governance Manager

How many FOI requests and subject access requests did you receive in 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date?

Year 2016 2017 2018 to date Total
Information Requests 1372 1298 643 3313
Subject Access Requests 195 148 96 439

Which, if any, case management system do you use for recording FOIs and SARs?”