Greater Manchester SK9, Wilmslow

£57,596.00 per year

Permanent, Full-time

AUG20193061

About the organisation

The Information Commissioner's Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, p... Read more

Job Description

As the UK leaves the European Union, what role could you play in influencing the changing privacy and information rights landscape, whilst helping people understand and exercise their rights?

About us

Our work as the UK’s privacy and information rights regulator has never been more important.

The arrival of the new EU General Data Protection (GDPR) and UK Data Protection Act means a huge change for us as the regulator.

Data protection is the largest area of work for us, one of 11 pieces of legislation we oversee and we hold a unique position as a regulator across the whole of the private, public, and third sectors. Hence, we are now strengthening our team in number and expertise in order to move the ICO to a place where we can deliver our new responsibilities and existing obligations to organisations and the public.

About the role

This is truly an exciting time to join the ICO and take up this role. The Head of Investigations is responsible for critically important duties including:

    • running a busy investigation department, working both nationally and internationally, undertaking regulatory investigation and enforcement action,
    • working closely with other national and international regulators, including the police, National Cyber Security Centre, other Data Protection, Authorities and consumer protection agencies to ensure an effective and properly coordinated application of the ICO’s statutory responsibilities.
    • developing and implementing effective and appropriate strategies and activities to deliver specific objectives,
    • ensuring that appropriate and effective mechanisms are in place to produce and monitor key performance indicators,
    • seeking continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility.


About you

You will have extensive experience of undertaking and supervising complex investigations – including gathering, analysing and presenting evidence to CPR.

Additionally, you will have experience of relevant investigative and intelligence gathering governance and significant senior level management experience.

Experience of leading significant change projects from concept to sign off will be essential, and knowledge of the regulatory environment and the sectors the ICO regulates generally would be an advantage.

How to apply

Please upload, onto the ICO website, a copy of your CV along with a covering letter which explains both why you are attracted to this post and why you are the right person for us. Please limit your covering letter to no more than 2 pages.

Please note the CV and letter should be saved and uploaded as one single document.

The closing date for applications: midnight, Sunday 15 September 2019