Request for information about your communications team

T Thomas made this Freedom of Information request to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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The request was successful.

Dear West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service,

I request the following information.

1. What minimum qualifications are required to be a communications manager in your organisation (based on your existing job specs)
2. May I request a copy of the job specification for the position of communications officer
3. How many people work in the communications team & what is the composition, eg one manager and five officers, three managers and ten officers, five managers, five officers and five assistants etc etc
4. May I request a breakdown of the job roles and respective salaries for all posts within the communications team

Yours faithfully,

T Thomas

Information, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

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9 May 2016

 

Dear T Thomas

 

Re: Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

Thank you for your email dated 7 May 2016, which was received by West
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service today, requesting the following
information:

 

“1. What minimum qualifications are required to be a communications
manager in your organisation (based on your existing job specs) 2. May I
request a copy of the job specification for the position of communications
officer 3. How many people work in the communications team & what is the
composition, eg one manager and five officers, three managers and ten
officers, five managers, five officers and five assistants etc etc 4. May
I request a breakdown of the job roles and respective salaries for all
posts within the communications team”

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service acknowledges receipt of your
request and confirms that it will respond to you with the information it
holds, unless the information is covered by one of the exemptions in the
Act.   We will respond to you as soon as possible, and in any event within
the 20 working days required by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, in
the manner requested.  Accordingly, we will respond with the information
that you have requested by 7 June 2016.

 

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will
let you know.  A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before we will proceed to deal with your request.

 

Exemptions under the Act

Although you may request any information we hold, there are a few
exemptions under the Act that mean that we may not be able to disclose the
information you need. If we decide that we cannot release the information
requested, we will explain which exemption is relevant in this case. 

 

If you have any queries, or wish to discuss any aspect of your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us on 01274 473787, quoting the
reference number provided above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Emma West

Information Management Clerk

Corporate Services

 

The information that you supplied with your Request for Information will
be entered into a filing system and will only be accessed by authorised
persons of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.  The information will
be retained and will be used for the purpose of (a) processing your
request for information; (b) helping us to make decisions about how we
handle requests for information, and (c) informing the public from time to
time of the types of requests we have received and how we have responded.

 

In the case of (c) no information about you would be disclosed to the
public.

 

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West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters

Oakroyd Hall  Bradford Road

Birkenshaw  West Yorkshire  BD11 2DY

Tel  01274 682311  Fax  01274 651315

 

[2]*        @West_Yorks_FRS and @WYFRS_incidents

[3]*        [4]facebook.com/westyorkshirefire

[5]* [6]youtube.com/westyorkshirefrs

 

 

 

 

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18 May 2016

 

 

Dear T Thomas

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 7 May 2016, which was
received by the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on the 9 May 2016.

 

Your request is as follows:

 

““1. What minimum qualifications are required to be a communications
manager in your organisation (based on your existing job specs) 2. May I
request a copy of the job specification for the position of communications
officer 3. How many people work in the communications team & what is the
composition, eg one manager and five officers, three managers and ten
officers, five managers, five officers and five assistants etc etc 4. May
I request a breakdown of the job roles and respective salaries for all
posts within the communications team”

 

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service response:

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has now completed its
search for the information which you requested and can confirm as
follows:-

 

The WYFRS Communications team comprises of:-

 

1 x Communications Supervisor – salary band £30,000 - £34,999*

 

3 x Electronic Technicians – salary band £25,000 - £29,999*

 

2 x Communications Administrators – salary band £20,000 - £24,999*

 

The team’s job descriptions and specifications are detailed in the
attached PDF documents**

 

*Due to salary bands being narrow, this would constitute to personal
information and therefore, we have itemised the information in bands of
£5,000.

 

** Please note under Section 40(2) - Personal Information of the Freedom
of Information Act 2000, exact salary details and specific grades have
been redacted from the information provided where the information can be
used to identify living individuals.

 

Your right to seek a Review

 

If you are dissatisfied in any way with the handling of your request, you
have the right to request a review. You should do this as soon as possible
or in any case within two months of the date of issue of this email. In
the event that you require a review to be undertaken, you can do so by
writing to the Information Management Officer, Corporate Services at:

 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Oakroyd Hall

Birkenshaw

West Yorkshire

BD11 2DY

Telephone: 01274 473787

E-mail: [1][West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service request email]

 

If you are not satisfied with the assistance that you get from the West
Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service or if we have not been able to resolve
your complaint and feel that a formal complaint needs to be made then this
should be addressed to the office of the Information Commissioner. This is
the organisation that ensures compliance with the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and that deals with formal complaints. They can be contacted at:

 

Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone: 01625 545745

Web: [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

If you require further advice about the information we have sent or wish
to discuss any aspect of your request, please do not hesitate to contact
us on 01274 473787, quoting the reference number provided above.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Emma West

Information Management Clerk

Corporate Services

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West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters

Oakroyd Hall  Bradford Road

Birkenshaw  West Yorkshire  BD11 2DY

Tel  01274 682311  Fax  01274 651315

 

[4]*        @West_Yorks_FRS and @WYFRS_incidents

[5]*        [6]facebook.com/westyorkshirefire

[7]* [8]youtube.com/westyorkshirefrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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