How to apply
Do you have excellent analytical and communication skills?
Are you interested in privacy and transparency and making a positive difference to information rights?
Do you understand the opportunities and challenges facing the Information Commissioner’s Office?
Our insight and compliance services have been established to provide a new focus on freedom of information and data protection compliance and enforcement. As a Group Manager you will play a critical role in the leadership and development of these services. Our work is about taking insights from our casework and using them to prioritise interventions to secure compliance and enforcement with information rights legislation. This might be in relation to individual organisations or sectors, or through the preparation and dissemination of special reports to achieve system-wide improvement.
Your background might be in operational, policy or corporate roles. You will have strong leadership skills, be able to quickly assess large volumes of information and be able to deliver high impact insight and enforcement activity. As a Group Manager you will prioritise competing issues and tasks in a busy and varied workload. Your experience of leading projects to achieve change will stand you in good stead. Degree educated or equivalent, you will be self-motivated with a strong interest in the information rights landscape.
About the role
You will be responsible for the management of a small team with an immediate focus on the following work:
Leading a new project focusing on proactive disclosure and the operation of access to information publication schemes. The outputs from this project are likely to include a special report with a series of recommendations for changes to policy and practice.
Leading the delivery of a series of new proactive interventions to improve central government compliance with the timeliness of responses to freedom of information requests and data protection subject access requests. The outputs from this work may range from individual enforcement notices, monitoring activity, special reports, and publication of statistics.
Supporting the consistent application of our enforcement powers across both our Freedom of Information and Data Protection complaints work.
As an independent regulator serving the public, the Information Commissioner upholds information rights for all. The ICO does this by promoting openness in public bodies, as well as data privacy for individuals, using our powers to enforce the law where necessary.
Successful candidates may request a period of secondment from their current employer, subject to mutual agreement.
The postholder will be required to travel to engagements throughout the UK, sometimes further afield. Therefore, your ability to travel and willingness to work outside of normal office hours on occasion is essential.