Lead Engagement and Regulatory Assurance Officer
Level D - £26,768
As an independent body serving the public, we uphold information rights for all. We do this by promoting openness in public bodies, as well as data privacy for individuals. As well as this, we oversee legislation that ensures people’s data is secure, accurate and robustly managed.
The ICO is making changes to the way we provide information rights services to SMEs. We have a number of exciting opportunities to be at the forefront of those changes.
About the role
Business Services provides a range of information rights services for SMEs. These include providing advice, dealing with reported breaches, growing the register of fee payers, account managing stakeholders, developing compliance aids and providing assurance services. Our work is varied and fast paced, as we strive to provide first class services that remain relevant to the evolving needs and expectations of our customers.
The successful candidate will manage some of our relationships with stakeholders related to small business, identify opportunities for engagement and successfully influence to secure that engagement. They will also take a lead role across a range of on and off site assurance activities, ranging from assessing the compliance of individual organisations, to running workshops and giving practical compliance advice to wider audiences.
You will have two to three years compliance assessment experience, a strong intellectual ability to analyse complex legislation and apply it to particular cases and a knowledge of general business processes with specific reference to the management and handling of personal data. You will also hold, or be willing to undertake, relevant professional training in audit, risk or information management.
You will be a first class communicator. You will have strong verbal communication skills and be able to effectively represent the ICO, including through off site visits and facilitating workshops. You will also be an effective writer, able to produce reports and other compliance tools, translating complex issues into clear, practical advice for small businesses.
You will also have strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively at all levels with stakeholders and be able to contribute to the provision of a professional, proactive and unified ICO service.
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.