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How many people of Ethnic Origin applied for a post (1516207)

1. How many people applied for the Senior Communication, Engagement, Equality and Diversity Manager job (NHS jobs ref 809035).?

2. How many applicants were Black ?

3. How many were Asian?

4. How many were interviewed ?

5. How many of the people interviewed were Black or Asian ?

The responses to Questions 1 to 5 are provided in the table below:

Applications: Date: Total number of applications Of those:

Total number

Black

Of those:

Total number Asian

Total number interviewed Of those:

Total number

Black

Of those:

Total number Asian

Internal 2/11-8/11 2015 <=5 <=5 <=5 <=5 <=5 <=5
External (1) 24/11-6/12 2015 17 <=5 <=5 <=5 <=5 <=5
External (2) 2/2 – 19/2 2016 25 <=5 <=5 <=5 <=5 <=5

Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter and the low number of individuals involved we are unable to disclose the exact figures if it is, equal to, or less than 5 individuals especially where there is a risk, because of the small numbers involved, of identifying individuals.

Releasing the exact figures against the year could potentially act as an identifier and due to the low numbers involved this information we are issuing an exemption notice under section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

After careful review, we have concluded that the application of Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Personal Information) is applicable in this instance and that releasing the personal and sensitive identifiable data would breach Schedule 1, part 1(1), of the Data Protection Act 1998. The first principle of the Data Protection Act 1998 states that personal data should be processed ‘fairly’ and ‘lawfully’.

The CCG processes data and personal and sensitive data is provided with the expectation by individuals that it remains confidential.  To disclose their information into the public domain would be ‘unfair’ and ‘unlawful’ under the meaning of the first principle of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Section 40 (2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides an absolute exemption where disclosure of personal data about someone other than the applicant would contravene any of the data protection principles. The exemption is not, therefore, subject to the public interest test.

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