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Fairfield House 8 Lothian Road, EH22 3AA
£28,984 - £30,750 per year
Contract Type:
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Full Time
36 hours per week
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Job Vacancy


We are seeking an Information Officer to support continuous improvement within the Children, Young People and Partnerships directorate. As part of the Performance team, you have a leading role in supporting service delivery through collating, analysing and interpreting data and information. A high degree of IT literacy is required as is the ability to embrace the use of new systems quickly. The successful candidate will also be required to promote and develop partnership working with services and teams in the council. The principal responsibilities include leading on the collation, validation and submission of statutory information; managing performance datasets within Children Services; organising and monitoring data analysis; and playing a leading role for freedom of information and subject access requests.


Relevant degree level qualification indicative of the ability to research, analyse and report is essential. In exceptional circumstances consideration will be given to individuals who can demonstrate appropriate and relevant experience in this area.

Proficiency in the use of all Microsoft Office packages is essential and experience of other project management tools would be desirable.

Proven experience of working with a wide range of statistical and other data sources, involving data collection, collation, analysis and interpretation

Experience of working as part of a team.

Experience of working with the public.

Ability to demonstrate expertise, familiarity and confidence in information handling, analysis and interpretation.

Ability to demonstrate familiarity and confidence in use and development of spreadsheet applications and relational databases.

Ability to think creatively and to discern trends and potential relationship between data sources, and to initiate research activity using a range of data sources.

Ability to prepare and present reports on data, both a technical and non-technical nature, tailored, as appropriate, to the audience.

Customer-focussed with excellent organisational, interpersonal, communication and negotiating skills with the ability to work to tight and often conflicting deadlines and secure positive outcomes.

CLOSING DATE - 9th June 2024

INTERVIEW DATE - 17th & 18th June 2024

Job Advert

Position Title: Information Officer

Directorate: Children, Young People and Partnership

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £28,984.95 per annum.


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children and adults.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children and Adults. You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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