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Policy Officer (Temporary, Ballymena)

Location: Ballymena, County Antrim

Industry: Public Sector

Salary: Up to £19.04 per hour

Contacts: David McClure,

Job Ref: BBBH52360

Expiry date: 2024-07-18

Honeycomb Jobs is delighted to be working with a Public Sector client, to recruit multiple Policy Officers for temporary roles based in Ballymena.

The Client - The Public Sector organisation is situated in the Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne catchment areas.

The Role: Credible roles Support the development and delivery of a range of functions within the Corporate Services Department to ensure the department complies with all statutory and legislative requirements and to assist strategic planning.

Duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Manage all requests, complaints or appeals received governing bodies. Acting as the key contact and lead officer as necessary in any investigations.
  • Oversee the production of bi-weekly and annual information request and complaints reports for presentation to senior management, identifying any trends and providing analysis in order to contribute to the development and improvement of services.
  • Undertake all internal reviews, preparing the appropriate responses and providing feedback to services of any lessons learnt from the outcome of the reviews.
  • Provide a lead role in the development and implementation of strategies and policies relating to information management, information sharing protocols for external data sharing and for the maintenance of accurate records within all data sharing arrangements.
  • Undertake all aspects of equality screening of the organisation's policies, including research and data collection, interpretation, investigations and analysis, recommendations, screening reports and identifying any need for discrete consultation exercises together with providing expert advice and guidance to staff and stakeholders in relation to the organisation's equality impact assessment procedures.

The Person

As the successful candidate you will have the following background and experience:


  • Applicants must have a minimum of a Third Level Qualification


  • Be able to demonstrate by providing personal and specific examples that they have at least twoyears' experience in at least one of the functional areas:
    • Information Governance; or
    • Policy, Research Development,
    • External Affairs,
    • Equality; or
    • Access to Information (Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulations, Subject Access Requests)
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate twoyears' experience in the following areas:
    • Proven track record of developing, implementing and maintaining management information systems;
    • Proven track record of drafting reports for Senior Managers;
    • Demonstrate experience of analysing and interpreting large volumes of information;
    • Proven ability to work in partnership with a range of stakeholders.
  • *Alternatively, consideration may be given to candidates who do not possess the required educational qualifications but who can demonstrate four years' experience of the above.
  • A full current driving licence valid in the UK and access to a car OR *have access to a form of transport that enables you to carry out the duties of the post. (*Applies only to applicants who have a disability under the Disability Discrimination Act.)

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Claire McCleery or David McClure at Honeycomb on 02896 207050.

If you have a disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss.

Honeycomb is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

Even if this position is not right for you, we may have others that are. Please visit Honeycomb to view a wide selection of our current jobs

** Please note, we are receiving an exceptionally high number of applications and present and will be unable to shortlist candidates who are not meeting the specific requirements for this role. Due to the high volume of applications, we may be unable to provide individual feedback. We thank you in advance for your understanding. **

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