Location: Flexible. The role may be contracted to either our Wilmslow or London office, however through hybrid working we offer great home and office-based working opportunities and more general flexibility over where you work to be productive. There will be times when you will be expected to attend the office to collaborate with colleagues or travel due to business need.
The salary range for this role is £49,549(CB0) - £56,129(CB2) + 10% Managing Same Grade Allowance pa, with potential for further progression.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. It is our goal to increase the public’s trust and confidence in how their data is used and made available. By staying up to date with evolving technology, we’re able to enforce the laws that we’ve helped shape whilst also providing an excellent public service. Our work is interesting and immensely rewarding – it’s of national importance and increasingly in the public eye. As a result, more people than ever before are turning to us for help. As such, we’re growing and looking to add to our teams in many areas!
About the role
As Group Manager, you will provide leadership and direction across the ICO’s upstream interaction with major digital economy firms and internal work on supervision of this sector.
This is an exciting time to lead this team, as the digital economy becomes an increasingly important part of the everyday lives of UK citizens and the ICO meets the challenge of regulating some of the world’s largest online platforms. You will monitor and interact with platform providers, influencing their data protection practices and developing the wider ICO’s strategic approach to supervision of the digital economy.
You will forge excellent relationships with external and internal stakeholders to maximise the visibility and impacts of the ICO’s work within the digital economy. You will also contribute to the ICO’s cross-regulatory collaborative work through the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum and help make this novel initiative a success.
You will be responsible for the management and ongoing development of the team as well as effective and efficient delivery, including the running of a professional and proactive policy development and engagement function.
You will lead collaborative work with teams from across the ICO, drawing on colleagues’ technical, legal, and operational skills. You will provide key expertise internally and externally in relation to high-priority and complex data protection compliance matters relating to the digital economy.
You should be fully conversant with relevant legislation and political, technology, social, and legal developments that impact on your assigned strategic policy and stakeholder areas. Previous experience of leading high-profile policy engagement and development work, and delivering results through managed teams is essential.
Why work for the Information Commissioner's Office?
· The opportunity for your salary to increase through our pay progression scheme.
· A truly hybrid working model which allows you to work both from home and in the office with the option of flexible working.
· Generous annual leave entitlement with 25 days’ paid holiday per year (pro rata), increasing to 30 days (pro rata) after 5 years,
plus privilege days/ public holidays with the option to buy, sell and bank days.
· With our flexi leave scheme, you can gain up to an extra 26 days (pro rata) of leave per year on top of your standard leave
· The Civil Service Pension Scheme - one of the most favourable schemes in the UK, we contribute around 26.6% of your salary
· Through our Health Cash Plan, you can claim money back on everyday healthcare.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
The ICO is committed to promoting and enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. We are focused on developing a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve and together we are building an inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference. Read more about our commitment on our website. We are championing this through our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Board together with a number of staff networks.
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Please complete and submit our online application form prior to the closing date of 23:59, Monday 22 August 2022.
Interviews are likely to take place w/c 5 September 2022.
For any further information about working at the ICO or any other roles please go to our website.
Please note if you are appointed to work with the ICO you will be required to complete security clearance processes (identity and qualification checks plus Basic Disclosure level check of unspent criminal convictions).