Heads of Department: Regulatory Strategy Service - Domestic Policy
What role could you play in influencing the changing privacy and information rights landscape?
Our work as the UK’s privacy and information rights regulator has never been more important.
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 roles
We are currently recruiting for two senior policy development roles in our domestic regulatory strategy team.
This is an exciting time to join the ICO and work in a role which is at the leading edge of information rights regulation. The posts focus on developing and influencing future domestic regulatory strategy so that the ICO can effectively scan the horizon, manage future risk and take advantage of opportunities to position itself as a relevant and credible regulator. They will also play a broader role helping to lead the ICO policy profession and network.
These roles are responsible for critically important activities such as:
- Developing forward looking policy approaches, implementing and leading effective strategies for the delivery of specific objectives underpinning the ICO corporate plan, the information rights strategy and other corporate strategies
- Building effective relationships with key stakeholders and influencers so the ICO is at the leading edge of developments furthering the ICO’s information rights objectives
- Providing effective leadership to colleagues in their area
- Participating on behalf of the Commissioner/ICO at meetings and events and take part in media activity where senior representation is required.
- Seeking continuous improvement in all areas of responsibility, especially on excellence in service delivery
You will be a senior policy professional with substantial experience of successfully developing and implementing forward looking and proactive policy, as well as excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
You will also have experience of leading and managing people, identifying and exploiting ideas around continuous improvement and change.
Existing knowledge of data protection and/or Freedom of information legislation would be helpful but is not essential.
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: Margaux Shipley or Andrew Timlin on T 0207 2598743
The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 7th October 2019
First stage interviews are scheduled for w/c 21st and 28th October 2019 and the final stage process w/c 11th November 2019