Greater Manchester SK9, Wilmslow

£26,768.00 per year

Permanent, Full-time

AUG20193320

About the organisation

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Job Description

The ICO is recruiting 6 permanent Lead Auditors. The posts are within our Assurance department.

The ICO’s Assurance Department helps organisations manage personal information properly. Our work focuses on helping implement appropriate and effective controls in relation to their information rights obligations. Our approach utilises powers of audit and assessment, voluntary engagement and promotion of good information rights practice.

The programme of audits is varied and spans all sectors of the economy including short one-day visits or larger audits over a few days utilising all powers provided under the GDPR/DPA18. However, we are constantly evolving our approach and looking for new and innovative ways to help organisations achieve compliance.

Your key focus will be on helping organisations deal with personal information properly, in line with the GDPR/DPA18 and other relevant legislation. This will include reviewing policies and undertaking site visits; examining data records, conducting interviews and providing advice. We’ll look to you to produce written reports which identify risks and make recommendations for improvement.

The role calls for national travel and regular overnight stays, typically 2/3 nights every 3-4 weeks, so a flexible approach is essential. 


About you

We will provide the relevant training and develop you towards gaining professional or external qualifications where appropriate. You’ll be educated to degree level (or equivalent) with experience of compliance assessment or business improvement. You should be highly organised, analytical, and with an eye for detail. 

You’re able to apply complex legislation practically, or have experience in making corrective recommendations based on an evidence gathering approach.  You will summarise your findings in formal reports. Crucially, you are a strong team player who can also work to your own initiative with an ability to multi task.

You will also have strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate at all levels, internally and externally and in particular will have excellent written communication skills.

Ideally, you will have experience in constructively influencing change in outside organisations. You will need to be able to juggle competing priorities, working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 15 September 2019

Positions are available at our Head Office in Wilmslow, Cheshire and at our Regional Offices in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

An assessment centre is expected to be held in Cheshire during week commencing 30 September 2019.

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 security clearance to SC level.  This requires the disclosure of spent and unspent convictions. Although convictions will be taken into account, any such information will not necessarily prevent you from obtaining a security clearance.