Head of Compliance Monitoring

Location
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Salary
Starting salary: Expected to be in the range of £52k to £67k
Posted
04 May 2018
Closes
18 May 2018
Ref
3304826
Position/Level
Department Head
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Head of Compliance Monitoring

Wilmslow, Cheshire

Starting salary: Expected to be in the range of £52k to £67k

As the UK prepares for new data protection legislation and to leave 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.

Data protection is the largest area of work for us, one of 11 pieces of legislation we oversee which includes Freedom of Information Act and the Environmental Information Regulations, and as such we hold a unique position as a regulator across the whole of the private, public and third sectors.

The arrival of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and UK Data Protection Act means huge change for the regulator and we are currently strengthening and expanding our team to meet our new obligations and provide excellent public services under our increased regulatory remit.

About the role 

This is truly an exciting time to join the ICO and take up this role. The Head of Compliance Monitoring is responsible for critically important activities such as:

  • Leading a new Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) Monitoring department and developing and implementing a strategy to engage with Public Authorities across the UK to increase their compliance with our rules,
  • Taking responsibility for a busy department working both nationally and internationally, and engaging at very senior level with public authorities using a range of legislation,
  • Overseeing development and delivery of a new suite of timely, accurate and high quality publicly available reports about the performance of Public Authorities,
  • Working with other national and international regulators, including the International Conference of Information Commissioners to ensure an effective and properly coordinated application of the ICO’s statutory responsibilities,
  • Taking forward ICO’s international strategy by supporting practical development of new information rights systems in other countries seeking assistance.

About you

You will have significant senior level management experience and a strong track record in leading and managing teams of people.

Significant experience of analysing complex operational and statistical information, and producing accurate and persuasive reports and action plans will be required.

Your application must demonstrate involvement in leading change projects from concept to sign off and provide evidence of interpreting and applying complex legislation.

Knowledge of the regulatory environment and having an understanding of the democratic, political and organisational framework will be required.

How to apply

Please upload 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 one page. For further information and to apply please visit:

hays.co.uk/jobs/ico

For a confidential discussion contact:

Jamie Houlders T 0113 2003733

Andrew Timlin T 0207 2598743

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Tuesday 29 May, 2018