Permanent, full time role – can be based in either Wilmslow, London, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Belfast
Are you ambitious and interested in tackling some of the major policy issues of the day, helping develop forward looking policy positions on key information rights issues?
Do you have experience of strategic analysis and policy development, using research and other evidence?
Do you have excellent analytical and communication skills?
Do you understand the opportunities and challenges the Information Commissioner’s Office faces and are you eager to help make a positive difference for the public?
As a policy professional at the ICO we will help you develop valuable skills that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your career.
We have two Principal Policy Adviser (PPA) roles available for high performing and enthusiastic individuals. These are based within the ICO’s Domestic Regulatory Strategy Directorate.
About the roles
The focus of the roles is developing the ICO’s policy positions and strategic response to new and emerging issues. This will involve engaging with important and senior level stakeholders and developing associated products and reports to communicate our approach, You will need to get to the heart of some of the most complex issues we deal with at pace developing practical outcomes. This can involve taking significant decisions with far reaching effects. Post holders are expected to work collaboratively and draw on the expertise of others across the ICO.
Your excellent analytical ability and clear and confident communication skills will be key. As a PPA you will prioritise competing issues and tasks in a varied workload. Your experience of leading projects to achieve change will stand you in good stead. Degree educated or equivalent, you will be self-motivated with a strong interest in strategic policy development. Knowledge of information rights laws is desirable but we also welcome applications from those who can demonstrate experience of applying similarly complex concepts with the ability to learn quickly.
These posts can be based at any of our offices, although the roles will involve some attendance at our Wilmslow Head Office.
All postholders may be required to travel to engagements throughout the UK, sometimes further afield. Therefore, your ability to travel and willingness to work outside of normal office hours on occasion is essential.
Please note the closing date for this role has now been extended: 23:59, Sunday 13 October 2019
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.