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 the ICO’s relationships with key stakeholders related to small business, identifying opportunities for engagement and successfully influencing to secure that engagement. They will also undertake research and policy development, developing guidance and other tools to help SMEs comply with the law.
You will have five years’ experience of working at a graduate level with a strong intellectual ability to analyse complex legislation and apply it to particular cases. You will have good judgement and the confidence to take sound, high profile decisions.
You will be a first class communicator. You will have strong verbal communication skills and be able to effectively represent the ICO, including through speaking engagements. You will also be an effective writer, able to convert complex issues into clear, practical advice for small businesses.
You will also have the interpersonal skills necessary to negotiate and maintain good relationships with senior officials in assigned stakeholder areas and 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.