Freedom of Information Act 2000 Publication Scheme
The following publication scheme is for Jesus College of the University of Oxford.
It follows the standard format required by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from January 2009. It sets out what information the College publishes or intends to publish, how the information can be accessed and whether or not a charge will be made for it.
The Information Officer is responsible for maintaining the scheme on behalf of the College. The purpose of the scheme is to give a clear indication of which College publications are routinely accessible, so that the public can be informed as far as reasonably possible of the purpose and nature of college activities, and to assist in developing a greater culture of openness in general.
Through the scheme, the College endeavours to be as transparent as possible about its activities, while at the same time recognising that there are exemptions within the Act. All material associated with the definitions in the classes contained in the scheme are available either in hard copy, electronically or via the College website. A fee may be charged for printed versions requested.
It is important to us that this Publication Scheme meets your needs. If you find the scheme difficult to understand, please let us know. We also welcome suggestions as to how the scheme might be improved. Any questions, comments, or complaints about this scheme should be sent in writing to:
Freedom of Information Officer
The College reserves the right to make a charge for printed copies of some documents available on the website to cover administrative costs.
In accordance with the Information Commissioner’s guidance for higher education institutions our publication scheme sets out the following classes of information. You can find out more by following the links.
Who we are and what we do: organisational information, structures, locations and contacts.
What we spend and how we spend it: financial information relating to projected and actual income and expenditure, procurement, contracts and financial audit.
What our priorities are and how we are doing: strategies and plans, performance indicators, audits, inspections and reviews.
How we make decisions: decision making processes and records of decisions.
Our policies and procedures: current written protocols, policies and procedures for delivering our services and responsibilities.
Lists and registers: information held in registers required by law and other lists and registers relating to the functions of the authority.
The services we offer: information about the services we offer, including leaflets, guidance and newsletters.
Responsibility for the scheme
The Freedom of Information Officer of the College is the Academic Director and has overall responsibility for the publication scheme. The person responsible for maintaining and managing the scheme is:
The Academic Director
If you would like this scheme, or any of the information it covers, in a more accessible format, please contact the Information Officer to discuss additional ways in which the information may be made available to you.
The copyright in this publication scheme and its contents is reserved to Jesus College.
If you have any comments about this scheme or are not satisfied that information is being published in accordance with this scheme, you should contact the Information Officer in the first instance (address above). If you are still dissatisfied please write to the Head of House who will arrange for the matter to be reviewed internally:
If, after the investigation of your complaint, you are still dissatisfied you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner:
Review of the publication scheme
This guide to the information available and the operation of the scheme will be reviewed annually.
July 2011 (updated January 2013)