Information on the Agile Coach role, Social Security: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/01146
Date received: 14 April 2018
Date responded: 15 May 2018

Information requested

Information relating to the Agile Coach role within the Social Security Directorate. The grade of the post and salary range. Clarification was sought to confirm if the post is full time or part time and the date the Agile Coach took up post. Further clarification was sought to provide details of any relationship the Agile Coach may have had to any member of staff within Social Security or the Scottish Government.


Some of the information requested is available in relation to Scottish Government grades and pay scales: /publications/foi-17-02980/. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

The Agile Coach is a C2 position.

While our aim is to provide information wherever possible, I am unable to provide some of the information requested. An exemption under section 38(1)(b) of FOISA (personal information) applies to some of the information requested because it is personal data of a third party and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles in Schedule 1 to the Data Protection Act 1998. This exemption is not subject to the 'public interest test', so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption.

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