Information rights are an increasingly important aspect of our society, whether that involves data security, protection from nuisance calls or rights of access to information held by public bodies.
The ICO is the UK’s independent public body focused on upholding information rights in the public interest. We are at the forefront of policy, guidance, direct advice to the public, and enforcement of the UK’s data protection and freedom of information laws; shaping how emerging technologies and information practices impact the lives of the UK public.
Our organisation has grown significantly in size over the last two years. This unprecedented growth means there is a continued need to have the right infrastructure in place, ensuring that we maintain the right people - in the right roles, with the right skills, and in sufficient number to meet the considerable demands placed upon us.
About the Role
We are seeking to recruit an Early Talent Development Manager to join our Workforce Development & Planning Department.
The department is responsible for learning and development, workforce planning and a range of people related projects which ensure that the ICO develops the capability and capacity of its growing workforce. It manages an extensive learning and development programme, an internal coaching programme and externally procured training as well as having responsibility for apprenticeships and staff wellbeing. As the department moves into the next phase of development, we are keen to recruit additional specialists to focus on key strategic priorities. This specific role will focus on developing, implementing and co-ordinating our early talent development programmes including: apprenticeships, graduate opportunities, internships and sandwich placements and other careers initiatives required to support the development of our future talent pipeline.
You will have significant experience working within L&D, HR, apprenticeships or education and have a proven track record in designing and implementing development programmes. Degree educated or equivalent, you will have a good understanding of the UK apprenticeships legal context and awareness of the key issues in developing an early talent strategy. You will possess excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise activities and work independently whilst also supporting and drawing on the resources across the wider department.
With excellent communication skills, you will have the confidence and ability to represent the ICO at careers fairs and take a lead in delivering school, college and university presentations. As a key part of your role, you will establish and manage relationships with external training providers to ensure high quality and timely provision of learning programmes. You will also work in conjunction with our Leadership Development Manager to design and implement our aspiring leaders programme.
We’re looking for someone who has experience of providing both group and one to one developmental support and has the skills required to act as a mentor to our early talent programme participants. Your passion for personal development will be infectious, helping us to attract the very best talent to the ICO and supporting them to achieve their full potential.
Applications must be submitted by 23:59 on Sunday 1 March 2020
Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes. These include identity and qualification checks and a Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions.
The ICO is committed to equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.