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James McNeel                                                              
 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
11 July 2011  
Our Ref: FOI 2011/164 – F0149376 
 
Dear Mr McNeel, 
 
Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information 
 
Thank you for your email which was received by the University on 13 June 2011 timed 17:30 
hours, requesting the following information: 
 
 
 
    ‘I believe that Joanne Hulley (Finance Office) has been appointed to 
     a new post. Who appointed her? Why was this post not advertised? 
     Did she get a salary raise and, if so, how much? 
      
     I have also heard that the University is looking to appoint a 
     senior member of staff for the Finance Office. Why has this post 
     not been advertised on the University's Current Vacancies page? 
      
     For the past few years a consultant has been working within the 
     development section of the Finance Office. When did he start? What 
     is the justification for retaining this consultant for such a long 
     time? What is his daily rate?’ 
 
 
 
University’s Response 
 
 
Who appointed Joanne Hulley to her new post? 
 
Ms Hulley was interviewed for her current post of Head of Research Support (Finance 
Directorate) on 19 April 2011.  The interview panel consisted of: 
 
Professor Neal Juster 
Mr David Newall 
Professor John Chapman 
 
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Mr Robert Fraser 
Professor Steve Beaumont 
Mrs Lesley Cummings 
 
Ms Hulley was identified as the recommended candidate by the Appointing Committee. 
 
Why was this post not advertised? 
 
This vacancy was advertised internally (Vacancy Reference: U80050).  It closed on 4 March 
2011 and followed the normal recruitment process.   
 
Did she get a salary raise and, if so, how much? 
 
The University is withholding the salary information requested as this constitutes personal 
data as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998.  The release of this information would be in 
breach of the data protection principles as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998. Therefore 
the exemption from release of the information applies as specified under sections 38(1)(b) and 
38(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. This exemption is an absolute 
exemption under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 
 
The University is looking to appoint a senior member of staff for the Finance Office. 
Why has this post not been advertised on the University's Current Vacancies page? 
 
The current vacancy of Group Financial Controller has been widely advertised through Cairns 
Bond (Specialists in Finance Recruitment).  This has been at no cost to the University.  A 
previous agreement linked directly to the external appointment of a College Finance Manager 
secured a further recruitment free of charge by Cairns Bond on behalf of the University in the 
event that this individual left.  Senior appointments in the Finance sector are difficult to fill and 
most employers across all sectors engage with specialist recruitment companies to source 
candidates.  This post has not yet reached interview stage and will follow normal University 
procedures. 
 
For the past few years a consultant has been working within the development section 
of the Finance Office.  
 

  When did he start?  
 
2005. 
 
  What is the justification for retaining this consultant for such a long time?  
 
The justification for the continuing relationship is the lack of local expertise in this 
system.   
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
  What is his daily rate? 
 
The University is withholding the salary information requested as this constitutes 
personal data as defined in the Data Protection Act 1998.  The release of this 
information would be in breach of the data protection principles as defined in the Data 
Protection Act 1998. Therefore the exemption from release of the information applies 
as specified under sections 38(1)(b) and 38(2) of the Freedom of Information 
(Scotland) Act 2002. This exemption is an absolute exemption under the Freedom of 
Information (Scotland) Act 2002. 
 
 
The supply of documents under the terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 
does not give the applicant or whoever receives the information any right to re-use it in such a 
way that might infringe the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (for example, by making 
multiple copies, publishing or otherwise distributing the information to other individuals and the 
public). The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (Consequential Modifications) Order 
2004 ensured that Section 50 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“CDPA”) 
applies to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (“FOISA”).   
 
Breach of copyright law is an actionable offence and the University expressly reserves its 
rights and remedies available to it pursuant to the CDPA and common law. Further information 
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Yours sincerely, 
 
 
 
 
Data Protection and Freedom of Information Office 

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