FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

17 January 2022

1.       Do you currently employ a Chief Data Officer in your Local Authority?  (if yes go to Q2, if no go to Q5) 


 

2.       Is this person male / female? 


 

3.       If yes, What is the salary range for this post? 


 

4.       Who does the Chief Data Officer report to?

 

5.       If no, Is this something you will be considering in the next 3 years?

 

6.       Do you believe the demand for data insight and analysis has increased in your Local Authority since the start of the Covid Pandemic? 

[ ] Significant Increase    
[ ] Increased   
[ ] Remained the same  
[ ] Decreased   
[ ] Significant Decrease

 

7.       Do you believe the demand for data insight and analysis within your organisation is currently at its highest level?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No 

 

8.       Please complete the table below relating to the number of enquiries for all Council services received via the following methods for the period 1st April – 31st March 

Financial year 

Website / Webform 

Mobile App 

Telephone / Call-centre 

2017-2018 

 

 

 

2018-2019 

 

 

 

2019-2020 

 

 

 

2020-2021 

 

 

 

2021-to date 

 

 

 

 

9.       What is the job title of the person responsible for data governance in your local authority? 

 

10.   What is the job title of the person responsible for the data strategy in your local authority? 
 

11.   Do you agree/disagree with the statement “Data is the local authorities most valuable asset”?
[ ] Agree
[ ] Disagree 

 

12.   Do you agree/disagree with the statement “The speed of being able to carry out data analysis will become more important over the next 18 months?”
[ ] Agree
[ ] Disagree ?

 



East Herts Council Response

18 January 2022

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

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1.       Do you currently employ a Chief Data Officer in your Local Authority?  (if yes go to Q2, if no go to Q5)  Yes


 

2.       Is this person male / female? 

Male
 

3.       If yes, What is the salary range for this post? 

Pay scale is Grade 9 -10 (career grade) being £36 922 - £45 859.

 


 

4.       Who does the Chief Data Officer report to? Head of Legal Services

 

5.       If no, Is this something you will be considering in the next 3 years?
N/A
 

6.       Do you believe the demand for data insight and analysis has increased in your Local Authority since the start of the Covid Pandemic? 

[ ] Significant Increase    
[ ] Increased   
[ ] Remained the same  
[ ] Decreased   
[ ] Significant Decrease

 This question calls for speculation rather than data held and is outside the scope of the act

 

7.       Do you believe the demand for data insight and analysis within your organisation is currently at its highest level?
[ ] Yes
[ ] No 
This question calls for speculation rather than data held and is outside the scope of the act
 

8.       Please complete the table below relating to the number of enquiries for all Council services received via the following methods for the period 1st April – 31st March 

Financial year 

Website / Webform 

Mobile App 

Telephone / Call-centre 

2017-2018 

 

 

 

2018-2019 

 804

 0

 0

2019-2020 

 703

 0

 0

2020-2021 

 622

 0

 0

2021-to date 

 17

 0

 0

 This data is by callender year we do not hold data for 2018 as it is not within our retention limit

9.       What is the job title of the person responsible for data governance in your local authority?  Data  protection officer

 

10.   What is the job title of the person responsible for the data strategy in your local authority?  Data protection officer
 

11.   Do you agree/disagree with the statement “Data is the local authorities most valuable asset”?
[ ] Agree
[ ] Disagree 

 This question calls for speculation rather than data held and is outside the scope of the act
 

 

12.   Do you agree/disagree with the statement “The speed of being able to carry out data analysis will become more important over the next 18 months?”
[ ] Agree
[ ] Disagree ?

This question calls for speculation rather than data held and is outside the scope of the act
 

 

 

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https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

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Thank you for your request.