Charing Cross, Greater London
SK9, Wilmslow
£49,549 - £63,200 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Based at our Head Office in Wilmslow, Cheshire (near Manchester)
or at one of our regional offices in either Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or London

The ICO is expanding its economic capabilities and seeking a Principal Economist to join our team.

Whether the issue is understanding the value of data, the interaction of privacy and competition or the impact of measures to protect children online, economics is vital to our understanding of data and privacy issues. As a Principal Economist you will support the ICO’s work across the full range of our responsibilities, ensuring that our actions are underpinned with robust economic analysis.

Reporting to the Head of Economic Analysis you will provide high quality economic analysis and research, collaborating with other experts in multidisciplinary teams. You will work flexibly across a range of projects, identifying the key economic issues, analysing data and other evidence to support your arguments, and communicating them effectively to a range of audiences.

About us

The ICO is the UK’s independent regulator for information rights, promoting data privacy for individuals and openness in public bodies. We regulate under a wide range of legislation, including responsibilities for data protection and freedom of information.

The ICO’s work is interesting and immensely rewarding – it is of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. We are at the forefront of information rights policy development, providing direct advice to the public, and enforcing the UK’s data protection and freedom of information laws. We hold a unique position as a regulator across the whole of the private, public and third sectors. 

About you

To succeed in this role you will need experience as a professional economist and be able to demonstrate the application of economics in unfamiliar circumstances. You will be a problem solver and an effective written and oral communicator, able to take responsibility for workstreams, leading delivery and managing conflicting demands on your time.

To apply

Please visit the ICO website where you will find details on where to send your CV and cover leter

Applications must be submitted by 23:59, Sunday 24 October 2021

Interviews will take place remotely via Microsoft Teams.


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Posted on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 24 October 2021
Job ref: SEP20216249
Tags: Project Management, Governance